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ACC00006 - MEM05026C - Apply welding principles

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. To qualify for the full Welders Certification students will be required to complete the theory unit, MEM05026C from the short course Welding Certification - Theory (ACC00006) as well as the practical units from Welding Certification - Practical (ACC00005).

Entry Requirements

Participants 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).

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $706.00 (2023)
$742.00 (2024)
Fee for service per unit $706.00 (2023)
$742.00 (2024)
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Engineering

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Successful completion of one theory and one practical unit from from the Welders Certification course will lead to the person to possess a range of engineering skills including mechanical, electrical/electronic and fabrication, at the post Certificate lll trade level which is designed to improve your employment opportunities in the engineering field. Upon successful completion of an accredited unit, students will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the accredited unit of competency MEM05026C ‘Apply welding principles’. Both theory (ACC00006 - MEM05026C - Apply welding principles) and practical (ACC00005 - Welding Certification - Practical) must be completed to gain your Welding Certificate.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

5 days
  • On-campus
Theory Unit
To qualify for the full Welders Certification students will be required to complete the theory unit, MEM05026C from the short course Welding Certification - Theory (ACC00006) as well as the practical units from Welding Certification - Practical (ACC00005). Students need to be enrolled into the following unit to satisfy the theory components of this course. To satisfy the practical components, students will need to speak with teaching staff prior to enrolment. Enrolment into practical units will vary depending on the students desired course outcome.
MEM05026C Apply Welding Principles More Information Details

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
MEM05026C Apply Welding Principles

Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
You are required to enrol into the course to attend the times listed below.

Course Times


Rockhampton City
Dates Start Time End Time Room
18th November 2019 - 22nd November 2019 8:00 AM 4:45 PM Rockhampton City Campus
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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

It is recommended that you speak with a teacher prior to enrolment to ensure that you are enrolled as per the Welding Certification outcome you are wanting to gain. Please contact the Rockhampton Metal Fabrication Team on 07 4920 2723.

Resource Requirements

  • Steel Capped Boots
  • Cotton Drill Long Clothing
  • Textbook Requirements
    One textbook is required for this course which is available to purchase from the CQUni Bookshop.
    MEM05026C - Apply Welding Principles 

What job could training lead to?

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

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: