National code: MEM40119

Certificate IV in Engineering (Welding)

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Overview About this course

Become an advanced welding tradesperson or welding supervisor, and find work in traditional or cutting-edge industries. Develop your experience in welding and level up your career with skills that can take you around the world.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Interpret and create engineering measurements and computations

  • Perform welding to code

  • Apply quality procedures and systems

  • Interact with computing technology

  • Operate with environmentally sustainable work practices

  • Work within occupational health and safety standards

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Build a strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to start your own business

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Employment as a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training or an apprenticeship under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. It is assumed that you will have one of these in order to do this course.

  • A trade qualification in engineering or mechanical engineering or equivalent industry experience

  • An intermediate level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role

  • The ability to work at heights and in confined spaces

  • The ability to work early morning and late evening hours and on weekends

  • Good organisational skills and are able to multi-task and respond well to rapid change

  • The ability to supply your own personal protective equipment

  • Access to a computer and reliable internet access

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: welding supervisor, pressure welder, advanced welding tradesperson and advanced mechanical maintenance tradesperson.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Engineering (Welding) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Engineering (Welding) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 165 weighting points, including 33 core and 132 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.

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272

  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering MEM13015

  • Plan work activities MEM14006

  • Organise and communicate information MEM16006

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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