This course is designed for experienced welders working or seeking
employment in the manufacture or repair of boiler, pressure vessel,
pressure piping or high quality welded applications.
You will develop the theory and practical skills required to meet the
assessment requirements specified in Australian Standard 1796-2001 which
will (depending upon the 1-9 welding certificate undertaken) be certified
to weld high quality applications on plain carbon and/or low alloy steel
plate and pipe sections.
This course can be delivered and assessed on-the-job, off-the-job or a
blend of both options.
The duration of this program of study will vary depending on the competency
unit(s) and/or welding certificate 1-9 undertaken.
Completion of competency standards units from this course will enhance your
career progression under the Federal Metal and Engineering Industries Award.
When you have completed this course you will be eligible to receive the unit/s
of competence and granted a welding certificate 1-9 as defined in Australian
Standard 1796-2001. You will also be eligible to enrol in other courses in the
Metal and Engineering Training Package MEM05.
There are no formal educational requirements for entry into the units of
competency in this Statement of Attainment.
Students requiring welder certification against Australian Standard 1796 will
need to meet the entry requirements specified in Sections 2 & 3 of the standard.
It is essential the RTO teaching sections ensure these entry requirements are
met prior to enrolling students in either this Statement of Attainment 17431 or
the TAFE Plus Statement 17622 Assessment Program.
The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions. If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do. At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
To achieve this Statement of Attainment you must successfully complete the
of competency in Group 1 and at least one (1) unit of competency from the
Specialisation Group (Group 2).
These units are listed in the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package,
To receive a Welding Certificate 1-9, students must successfully complete
both the theory and practical assessment requirements specified in Section
Upon successful completion of the requirements outlined above, the
examining body (RTO) will issue a TAFE PLUS certificate of attendance and
advise the student to pursue recognition from the Welding Technology
Institute of Australia (WTIA) for a given welding certificate/s as per
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
3. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be addressed. Refer
the Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
Group 1 CORE COMPETENCY UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
Requirements to receive the qualification
To achieve this Statement of Attainment (TAFE NSW course 17431), you must
successfully complete the unit of competency in the Core Group (Group 1), and at
least one (1) unit of competency from the Specialisation Group (Group 2).
To receive a Welding Certificate 1-9 in this Statement of Attainment program,
students must successfully complete both the theory and practical assessment
requirements specified in Section 2 & 3 of the standard.
When this has been achieved the examining body (RTO) will issue students with a
Statement of Attainment a TAFE PLUS Certificate of attendance. Students may be
eligible to apply to the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) for
a given welding certificate/s (1-9) as per assessments undertaken.