Statement of Attainment in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) course details
Course description and aims
This course is for people requiring the knowledge and skills to work or seek
employment as a Gas Metal Arc Welder (GMAW) in a metal fabrication
or allied engineering industry.
You will learn the practical skills and techniques associated with the GMAW
process to join materials in all weld positions, heat, cut and gouge materials
to size and shape, 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 experiences.
The duration of this program of study will vary depending on the competency
Course outcomes and careers
Completion of competency units in this course will enhance your career
progression under the Federal Metal and Engineering Industries Award.
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
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 Statement of Attainment you will be eligible to enrol in
other courses in the Metal and Engineering Training Package MEM05.
This Statement of Attainment is specifically designed for people who are
employed or who are seeking employment in the Metal Fabrication or allied
The program will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required by
industry to competently apply the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process to a
broad range industrial applications. The units of competency in this Statement
of Attainment is composed of a specialised "cluster" of competency units from
the Metal and Engineering (MEM05) Training Package. This program of study
enables students to complete a program of study without having to complete a
After completing the units of competency in this program students will be able
to apply their newly acquired skills to a broad range of Engineering industries.
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,
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Tuesday 20 June 2017 between 08:30am to 06:30pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street , Building N, Ground Level , Room NG.23.
You will need to attend approximately 3.5 to 7 hours of class a week over 18 weeks. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is one to two nights per week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 05:30pm to 09:00pm.
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi 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: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
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.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Your actual timetable and class allocation will be given to you at this orientation so it is essential that you attend.
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices||36|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||36|
|MEM05018C||Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process||36|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||45|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||18|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||18|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes||18|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||18|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||18|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process||36|