Version Effective: 27th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 27th of March, 2018

NACC00017 - Night Hobby Welding - STICK, MIG or TIG

Course Details

Course Summary

These non-accredited short courses are ideal for the home or hobby welder. Learn the basics, how to set-up, tips and tricks of the weld. Courses are designed to give you the opportunity to participate in your chosen welding process. Students must wear cotton drill long sleeved clothing and steel capped boots. Students must also bring welding gloves, a welding helmet and clear safety glasses to class. The fee for this short course is $273.00.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $273 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction

Admission Codes

International Students
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

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.

This course is a non-accredited short course designed for the home or hobby welder. A CQUniversity Statement of Attendance will be issued on completion of this non-accredited short course.

Course Structures
Standard Course Structure

1 on-campus class for 2 hours.

Availability varies between campuses, please see Course Intakes and More Details for further information.  

  • On-campus
GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) NU0032
More commonly called MIG welding this welding type is the most widely used and perhaps the most easily mastered type of welding for industry and home use. The GMAW process is suitable for fusing mild steel, stainless-steel as well as aluminium.
NU0032 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) More Information Details
GTAW (Tungsten Inert Gas) NU0033
TIG welding is comparable to oxy acetylene gas welding and needs a lot more expertise from the operator. Employed for carrying out high-quality work when a superior standard of finish is needed without making use of excessive clean up by sanding or grinding
NU0033 GTAW (Tungsten Inert Gas) More Information Details
MMAW (Electric Arc / Stick Welding) NU0017
Generally known as stick or arc welding. Arc welding is the most basic of all welding types, is easy to master in a home welding situation. Can be used for manufacturing, construction and repairs, very much well suited for heavy metal size 4 millimetres upwards.
NU0017 MMAW (Electric Arc / Stick Welding) 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
NU0032 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
NU0033 GTAW (Tungsten Inert Gas)
NU0017 MMAW (Electric Arc / Stick Welding)

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


Rockhampton City

March: Part Time
June: Part Time
August: Part Time
November: Part Time


April: Part Time
July: Part Time
October: Part Time

Gladstone City

March: Part Time
April: Part Time
June: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Resource Requirements

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

2019 Availability

Classes will be held from 6pm - 8pm at the CQUniversity campus workshops.  Various course intakes are available which are specific to each CQUniversity campus:  

CQUniversity Gladstone City

STIK (NU0017) - March and June
MIG (NU0032) - March and June
TIG (NU0033) - April

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

STIK (NU0017) - March and November
MIG (NU0032) - June
TIG (NU0033) - August

CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea

STIK (NU0017) - April, July and October
MIG (NU0032) - April, July and October
TIG (NU0033) - April, July and October