Statement of Attainment in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

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  • 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
    engineering industry.

    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
    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 will be eligible to enrol in other courses in
    the Metal and Engineering Training Package MEM05.

    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 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
    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.

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    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    18 Weeks
    3.5 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.

    Either Tuesday, 12th December 2017 or Tuesday 30th January 2018 , between 8:30am to 7:00pm at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building N, Ground Level, Room NG.23.

    Indicative timetable:

    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, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

    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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    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MEM05052AApply safe welding practices36
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing36
    MEM05020CPerform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process36
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements45
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting18
    MEM05049BPerform routine gas tungsten arc welding18
    MEM05051ASelect welding processes18
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations18
    MEM05019DWeld using gas tungsten arc welding process36



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