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 of competency covers the preparation, positioning, fixing, and manual welding techniques associated with general trade level welding using gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment including the selection and set up of the equipment appropriate to both the material and the weld to be performed, carrying out the GMAW to prescribed standards, and examining for and correcting defects, in a range of welded fabrications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process


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

2. Select welding components and consumables

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

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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.