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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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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?
You are required to enrol into the course to attend the times listed below.

Course Times


Rockhampton City
Dates Start Time End Time Room
29th August 2019 - 5th September 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM N/A
Extra Information: TIG Only - Attend THURSDAY nights on 29 August and 5 September.
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Resource Requirements

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