Welding Workshop for Beginners

Are you looking at starting your career in the Fabrication and Welding Trade or currently working in the fabrication industry and would like to further develop your skills?

Then look no further than our Welding Workshop for Beginners! This course has been specifically designed by our training team to help those looking at starting work in the fabrication industry or to formalise skills for people already working in the industry.

Throughout this course students will gain hands on experience by completing a combination of theoretical and practical training in our on-site fabrication workshop at our Rutherford Campus. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to safely operate oxy-cutting equipment and learn skills for three welding processes.

This exciting workshop will take your career in the fabrication industry to the next level, so take the plunge and enquire about enrolment today!

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.


Central Coast Community College/Hunter-V-Tec Campus - 30 Spitfire Place Rutherford NSW 2320

Course Dates

Start Date: 13th October 2020

End Date: 11th November 2020

This course runs on a Tuesday and Wednesday for 10 sessions, over 5 consecutive weeks from 8am until 4pm.

Who Is This Course For

This course is for people who want to either start their career in the fabrication and welding trade or improve their current skills within the fabrication industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform manual heating and cutting
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding (MMAW)
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)

Study Pathways

Students who complete this course may continue their studies by enrolling in the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade.

Career Opportunities

Students wishing to undertake this course may consider the following work roles:

  • Welder
  • Sheet-metal worker
  • Boilermaker

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

Funding Eligibility

This course is being offered under the Adult and Community Education Community Services Obligation (ACE) Program. This funding has been designed to support people who experience barriers to training and employment. To determine your eligibility for the ACE Program Click here

A disadvantaged student who is one of the following:

  • An aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
    Disabled or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is disabled; or
  • A Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient or have a dependent child, spouse or partner who is a Commonwealth Government Welfare Recipient; or
  • Experiencing significant hardship as verified by a government agency, medical professional or support agency

Experiencing one of the following barriers to participation in training:

  • Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skills
  • Limited employability skills
  • Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on their education
  • Significant educational disadvantage, which impacts their ability to succeed in training

At the time of enrolment you will be asked to provide ID, Medicare number, USI, proof of Benefit and CRN (where applicable). Please note that you can be asked to provide evidence to support your eligibility at any time.


If you’re NOT a Disadvantaged Student, you may be able to meet the eligibility if you’re living in a regional and remote area:

A Regional or Remote Student is a student who:

  • is not a Disadvantaged Student; AND
  • lives or works in a Regional or Remote Location; AND
  • cannot effectively access training under a Smart and Skilled Entitlement Program or other Smart and Skilled

A Regional or Remote Location is any location that is not classified as “Major Cities (RA1)” on the following website: https://bit.ly/2VRSyeB or as otherwise advised by the Department.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed year 10 (or equivalent), turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

  • Please note that students who ARE currently enrolled in High School are NOT permitted to enrol into this program under any circumstances.

Students who ARE currently undertaking higher education including: Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelors Degree or higher are NOT permitted to enrol in into this program also.

What to Bring To Class

Students are required to wear the appropriate PPE for this course, including long sleeve shirt and pants and enclosed safety shoes.

All other course resources will be provided for you.

Units of Competency

Assessments are made against units of competency.

MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding
MEM05049B Perform gas metal arc welding
MEM05050B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

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