ACC00005 - Welding Certification - Practical

Course Details

Course Summary

Gain welding certification (AS1796) by completing this short course which includes statutory and regulatory requirements, interpret welding terms, codes and symbols, effects of heat treatment, sequencing and planning as well as practical elements in either gas tungsten arc welding, alloy steel pipe, or alloy steel pipe over 270mm diameter. Students who successfully complete one of these units are able to apply for industry ‘tickets’ from the Welding Technology Institute of Australia. To qualify for the full Welders Certification students will also be required to complete the theory unit, MEM05026C from the short course Welding Certification - Theory in addition to one of the practical units from the short course Welding Certification - Practical listed below: MEM05042B – Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process (AS1796, WTIA 8F) MEM05043B – Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process (AS1796, WTIA 8G) MEM05044B – Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process (AS1796, WTIA W7) MEM05045B – Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process (AS1796, WTIA W4) MEM05046B – Perform weld to code standards using manual metal arc welding process (AS1796, WTIA 3E)

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Engineering

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Students need to have a trade background in boilermaking, metal fabrication or fitting trades to undertake this course. To be eligible copies of completed qualification/s which include any pre-requisites must be provided to the teacher prior to enrolment. If students do not hold a trade qualification, students must supply evidence of 200 - 300 hours of welding experience. It is recommended students complete Welding Certification - Theory (ACC00006) prior to Welding Certification - Practical (ACC00005).

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Successful completion of the enrolled unit will result in the issuance of statement of attainment for the chosen unit of competency. Students are also eligible for a WTIA ‘ticket’ and a CQUniversity wallet welding card (both available as an additional cost to the student).

Course Structures
Standard Course Structure

5 days
  • On-campus
Practical Units
MEM05042B Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process More Information
MEM05043B Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process More Information
MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process More Information
MEM05045B Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process More Information
MEM05046B Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process More Information

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
MEM05042B Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process
MEM05043B Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
MEM05045B Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
MEM05046B Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process

Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

On-campus

Gladstone City

March: Full Time
November: Full Time

Rockhampton City

March: Full Time
November: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

On-campus

Various course intakes are available in 2018 which are specific to each CQUniversity campus.
5 days
This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Gladstone City
Classes will be held from 8 am – 4.45 pm at the CQUniversity Gladstone City campus Workshop and will be available on the following dates:

Monday, 25 June 2018 – Friday, 29 June 2018.
Monday, 19 November 2018 – Friday, 23 November 2018
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

What job could training lead to?

Successful completion can broaden your industry skills and improve your employment opportunities in the engineering field.


What will I receive?

Students will receive a Result of Assessment on completion. Both theory and practical must be completed to gain your Welding Certification.


Can I go on to further training?

This course covers units from the national training package, so you may receive recognition towards engineering qualifications. Completion of this course can contribute towards the competencies required to undertake Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) exams for International Welding Specialist Certificate or International Welding Practitioner Certificate. Contact WTIA for more information: Phone 02 9748 4443 or email: info@wtia.com.au


What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student


Resource Requirements

  • Steel Capped Boots
  • Welding Gloves
  • Welding Helmet
  • Clear Safety Glasses
  • Cotton drill long clothing