Course Title: Weld using gas metal arc welding process

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3190 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Course Title: Weld using gas metal arc welding process

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Description

This unit covers preparing materials, selecting and setting up gas metal arc welding equipment, carrying out the welding, visually inspecting welds and correcting defects.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM05051A Select welding processes
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05017C Weld using gas metal arc welding process


1. Prepare materials for gas metal arc welding (GMAW)

2. Select welding components

3. Assemble and set up welding equipment

4. Minimise and rectify distortion

5. Weld to job specification using GMAW

6. Ensure weld conformance

7. Maintain weld records as required

Learning Outcomes

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.