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?


  Starts in March


  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: 166-53504V01-18WEL-002


How will I study?

This Offering is for people looking to gain experience in the Metal Fabrication and Welding Industry.

• PPE is to be supplied by the student including welding jacket, helmet, gauntlet gloves, safety glasses and oxy goggles and hearing protection (all items must meet Australian standards)
• Clothing requirements, long sleeve cotton shirt and pant (cotton drill type) work boots

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

Before you enrol, you will need a USI number. Please visit and create a USI number. You will need at least one form of identification.

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

1 Night per week 4 hours the night varies depending on location.

Course length: 4 hours per week for 12 Weeks

Classes start at 6:00 PM and end at 10:00 PM
Start Date: 27 March 2018
End Date: 6 July 2018

What will I pay?

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.

Non Government subsidised fee: $1,150.00 per course (GST free). There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this option. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials. Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

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.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393