Introduction to Welding and Thermal Cutting

About the Course

This course provides the skills and knowledge to be able to carry out basic welding and cutting operations for the Metal fabrication and Welding industry.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Statement of Attainment
Course Code 166-53504V01
Where can I study?

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Broken Hill

  Starts in July


  On Campus

Enrolment Code: 166-53504V01-17BHL-034

Broken Hill

How will I study?

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Units of Competency

Code Unit Name
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task

When will I study?

Class attendance is Evening

Classes will commence - depending on contact teacher in each location, Class Times will be 6pm-10pm, Venues will be:- Coonamble, Orange, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Forbes and Condobolin Colleges

Course length: 4 hours per week for 12 Weeks

Classes start at 6:00 PM and end at 10:00 PM
Start Date: 17 July 2017
End Date: 6 November 2017

What will I pay?

This course is fee subsidised for enrolment
Resource fee of $160 applies

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): $0 per course - no enrolment fee applicable for this course

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $160.00.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact Julie Mash 02 6827 1616
TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

Resources required:

* Pen/s and notebook
* PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

It is your responsibility to supply your Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
Due to safety and hygiene regulations, students are to supply their own protective equipment. A standard list of items should include: shade 11 welding helmet, no 6 full welding goggles, full leather gauntlet gloves, clear safety glasses and approved hearing protection. You must wear cotton drill long sleeve shirt, long trousers and leather boots - NOT SHOES. No synthetic materials should be worn.

This equipment is required by all students undertaking courses within the Metal Fabrication and Welding section.
As WH&S plays such an important role within industry today, it will be mandatory for all students undertaking a course to provide and wear Personal Protective Equipment as directed by their instructor. Failure to provide and wear this equipment may exclude student from attending their chosen course.

Personal Protective Equipment
• Cotton Work Clothing (overalls, cotton drill trousers, cotton drill shirt etc)
• Leather Work Boots (not shoes)
• Full Face Welding Helmet (shade 10/11)
• Approved Australian Standards Oxy-Acetylene Goggles (shade 5)
• Full Length Leather Gloves (gauntlet type)
• Clear Safety Glasses
• Hearing Protection
• Welding Jacket
While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are:
• the ability to work independently