Statement of Attainment in Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW)

Statement of Attainment   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 24 Jul 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for people requiring the knowledge and skills to work or seek
    employment as a Manual Metal Arc Welder (MMAW) in a metal fabrication or
    allied engineering industry.

    You will learn the practical skills and techniques associated with the MMAW
    process to join materials in all weld positions, heat, cut and gouge materials,
    interpret engineering drawings and use a variety of hand and power
    tools/equipment to fabricate metal components.

    This course is designed to accommodate both off-the-job training and
    on-the-job training and experience.

    The duration of this program of study will vary depending on the competency
    unit(s) selected.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Completion of competency units in this course will enhance your career
    progression under the Federal Metal and Engineering Industries Award.

    Recommended Pathways

    Students may enter this course directly. They would normally be expected to be
    working as a welder or seeking employment as a welder in an Engineering or
    Manufacturing industry.

    On completion of this Statement of Attainment students may proceed to higher
    level qualifications within the Metal and Engineering (MEM05) Training Package
    as explained in Section 7.1.


    When you finish this course you may be eligible to enrol in other courses under
    the Metal and Engineering Training Package.

    Expected Outcomes

    This Statement of Attainment is specifically designed for people who are
    employed or who are seeking employment in the Metal Fabrication or allied
    engineering Industry.

    The program will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required by
    industry to competently apply the Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) process to a
    broad range industrial applications. The units in this program of study are
    composed of a specialised "cluster" of competency units from the Metal and
    Engineering (MEM05) Training Package that will enable students to complete a
    program of study without having to complete a full qualification.

    After completing the units of competency in this Statement of Attainment
    students will be able to apply their newly acquired skills to a broad range of
    Engineering industries.

    Key Alert
    On 1 January 2012 the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) was implemented in
    NSW. Delivery and assessment of this course must be based on this legislation.

    Work Health and Safety (WHS) was referred to in NSW as Occupational Health and
    Safety (OHS) and in some countries people know it as Occupational Safety and
    Health (OSH). Please refer to the Work Health and Safety heading in Section B
    6.1 Delivery Modes for more information.

    TAFE NSW trainers and assessors must meet the requirements specified in the
    Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations 2011: Part 2 SNR 4 & Part 3,
    SNR 15.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    15 Weeks
    6 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 20th June 2017 between 08:30am to 06:30pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, corner of Thomas and Jones Street Ultimo, Building N, Ground Level, Room NG.23.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class a week (two 3 hour sessions), for 15 weeks. Attendance is typically two nights per week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

    How to enrol or apply:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling:

    Fee information:


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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    Fees, payment and refunds:

    Financial assistance:


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MEM24012CApply metallurgy principles54
    MEM24008BPerform ultrasonic testing54
    MEM24007BPerform ultrasonic thickness testing18
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18



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