Offering Info

Statement of Attainment in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

  • TAFE NSW code: 900-81061V01-21NEW-500

Location – Newcastle


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

21 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

4 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This course is for people requiring the knowledge and skills to work or seek employment as a Gas Metal Arc Welder (GMAW) in a metal fabrication or allied engineering industry.

You will learn the practical skills and techniques associated with the GMAW process to join materials in all weld positions, heat, cut and gouge materials to size and shape, 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 experiences.

The duration of this program of study will vary depending on the competency unit(s) selected.

This course is superseded.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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this course.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • Have existing skills and knowledge required to enter and / or successfully complete course.
  • Are an Engineering and Fabrication trade worker and existing worker in the Engineering Fabrication trade.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To demonstrate skills and performance evidence requirements in a simulated environment at a TAFE campus that is reflective of industry standards and activities.

The simulated work environment will provide students with access to industry standard machinery, tooling and associated machinery to gain a real-world experience that aligns with their job role.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 1.00pm to 6.00pm Newcastle Campus, Building DB, Level G, Fabrication Workshop, Room 2


This is a part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 5 hours of class, over 1 evening a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, private study, research and assignment preparation.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Want to gain knowledge and experience in the field of Gas Metal Arc Welding.

This is an advanced level course and students are likely to have experience and knowledge within the welding fabrication trade.


There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.


TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support
    Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday evening, from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.

There will be additional fees for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Learner Resources. Costs will be advised upon orientation.


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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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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM05018C Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051A Select welding processes
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Completion of competency units in this course will enhance your career progression under the Federal Metal and Engineering Industries Award.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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