Be armed with a wide range of specialist forging, tempering and heat treatment processes and utilise your creative practical streak. Join the history-rich blacksmithing market or your chosen industry with confidence and employability.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Obtain engineering measurements and prepare freehand sketches to depict information
Hand and hammer forge and shape
Apply skills in heat quenching, tempering and annealing
Confidently select appropriate heat treatment processes
Undertake a range of welding techniques
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to create welded and fabricated forged and shaped components commonly used in blacksmithing
The confidence to understand and select appropriate heat treatment processes
A nationally accredited trade qualification at Certificate III level
Credits towards a Certificate IV qualification to enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/welding) as an apprenticeship only.
To be eligible for this course, you must:
Be employed as an apprentice in industry
Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
Good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail
An interest in blacksmithing principles and concepts
An aptitude for working with your hands and creativity
A desire to pursue a career as a blacksmith, welder, metal forger, farrier or metal designer
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: blacksmith, farrier, welder, metal forger and metal designer.
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At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Blacksmithing) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 96 units of competency, including 33 core and 63 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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