Course code: 800-000691

TAFE Statement in Basic Hand Forging Skills

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Overview About this course

Get practical experience in entry-level blacksmithing and learn what it’s like to work as a blacksmith in this short course. Use basic hand forging skills, heat treatments and hammering techniques to make several items that you can take home.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Hammer and forge

  • Heat treat metals

  • Understand basic practical metallurgy and the physical and chemical behaviours of metals

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • A Certificate of Attendance

  • A potential pathway to further study in blacksmithing or welding

  • Several hand-forged metal items that you make during the course including a pair of tongs

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Professional Development

Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

Personal Interest

Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment

Entry requirements

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

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail

  • An interest in blacksmithing principles and concepts

  • The ability to supply your own overalls, safety boots, cotton drill clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including safety glasses

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 Where can this course take you?

The TAFE Statement in Basic Hand Forging Skills does not have any courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

  • Basic Hand Forging 800000691A

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  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

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Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 3 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

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