Course Title: Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3190 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Course Title: Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit covers preparing materials, selecting and setting up the welding equipment, carrying out advanced gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), inspecting for and correcting defects, and maintaining the weld records.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

1. MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

2. MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc

3. MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

4. MEM05051A Select welding processes

5. MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices

6. MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

7. MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

8. MEM18001C Use hand tools

9. MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process


1. Prepare welding materials and equipment

2. Weld joints to code requirements using advanced GTAW

3. Assess weld quality and rectify faults

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.