Statement of Attainment in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) course details
Course description and aims
This course is for people requiring the knowledge and skills to work or seek
employment as a Gas Tungsten Arc Welder (GTAW) in a metal fabrication or allied
You will acquire the practical skills and techniques associated with the GTAW
process to join ferrous and non-ferrous 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
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 course 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 Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 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
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, between 8:30am to 6:30pm 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: Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
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
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Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices||36|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing||36|
|MEM05020C||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process||36|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements||45|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting||18|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding||18|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes||18|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||18|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations||18|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process||36|