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Perform routine gas metal arc welding

This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to prepare materials such as plate/mild steel and carry out routine gas metal arc welding (GMAW) i.e. fillet and butt welds. This applies in a maintenance or manufacturing environment where the weld quality is not required to meet an Australian Standard or equivalent.


Option 1

2 days / 8 hours per day (Face to Face) - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Option 2

6 Wednesday nights/ 3 hours per night (Face to Face) - 5:00pm to 8:00pm


  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Assessment

Entry Requirements

Participants MUST:

  • Be at least 16 years
  • Be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or hold an eligible VISA.
  • Have the ability to read, write and understand basic English and carry out basic mathematical calculations.
  • Have the physical ability to perform practical fabrication skills.


Option 1

$560.00 AUD (GST exempt)

Option 2

$900.00 AUD (GST exempt)

Courses must be paid for on booking unless alternative arrangements have been made. Training will not be confirmed until payment has been received.


  • Identify weld requirements
  • Prepare materials
  • Prepare equipment for welding
  • Perform routine welding using GMAW

Learner Requirements

  • Provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI). Apply for an USI.
  • Provision of Australian legal photo identification for enrolment purposes

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

To be supplied by participant:

  • Safety Boots (steel cap)
  • Safety glasses
  • Appropriate workshop attire (non-flammable) i.e. work trousers and a long-sleeved work shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)
  • Appropriate welding gloves and a welding helmet


On successful completion of all requirements of this course, learners holding all pre-requisites will be issued with:

  • A Statement of Attainment for MEM05050B – Perform routine gas metal arc welding

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