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Coded Welding Gas Tungsten Arc Skill Set

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Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

The Coded Welding Gas Tungsten Arc skill set covers preparing and producing welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding. It has been developed specifically to suit the role of a welder in the defence industry; for example those working on projects such as ship or aircraft building or the maintenance of military vehicles.

It will provide existing workers with the skills to be able to weld to the requirements of AS1796 and obtain Certification no. 7 from Weld Australia. You will also gain knowledge and skills on health and safety with welding, setting and maintaining welding parameters, as well as welding in the 2G and 5G weld positions.

Gain these skills

  • Learn how to apply safe welding practices
  • Perform engineering measurements 
  • Interpreting welding specifications including standard welding symbols 
  • Selecting appropriate weld preparation methods for material and position of welds
  • Preparing materials, setting up of jigs, fixtures, clamps, etc. and joint preparation 
  • Identifying defects as described in the range statement across a range of welded materials
  • Advanced welding using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process
  • Perform Welds to Code Standards using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process


  • Night classes - 3 hours on Wednesday nights for 30 weeks
  • Groups begin monthly when there is demand

Express your interest

You must be a qualified tradesperson already working in engineering or manufacturing, looking to upskill into  defence manufacturing. You also need to have completed all the prerequisite units before applying. 

Completion of the following units is a prerequisite for this skill set. 

  • MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • MEM05051A Select welding processes
  • MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM18001C Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM05026C Apply welding principles

If you do not hold the above units you can look into recognition of prior learning (RPL).  Contact SM TAFE's Jobs and Skills Centres on 13 64 64 or email to discuss your RPL enquiry.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application.

All year round

Naval Base - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When All year round
Where Naval Base
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $174.96 $488.75 $663.71
Concession $51.84 $488.75 $540.59

Indicative fees and charges 

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Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying. 

More information about fees – at a glance 

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is displayed in the table above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types for qualifications and skill sets, and one total fee for short courses. 

Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are: 

  • Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives 

  • Based on full time study in 2021 for Semester 2 study options

  • Based on full time study in 2022 for Semester 1 study options

  • Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students 

  • Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills 

  • * Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees. Short course fees include both tuition and resource fees as one total fee. 

Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply. 

Lower Fees, Local Skills fee caps 

The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course in any one calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees. If you begin study in Semester 2 and your course runs longer than one semester, you should expect a new calendar year cap to begin in the next semester of your study, as your further study will be considered in a new calendar year. 

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Recognition of Prior Learning 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study. 

No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee. 

To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page. 

College Discretionary Fee (CDF) 

For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities. Fully online students are not expected to pay a CDF as they do not attract on campus costs.

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