Course Title: Weld plastic materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MIET6182C

Course Title: Weld plastic materials

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3225 - Certificate III in Textile Fabrication

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course covers you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to weld plastic materials within the safe operating parameters of the equipment used.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTF2014A Weld plastic materials


1 Select welding process and plan the work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Nature of material to be welded is determined and an appropriate
welding process is selected
1.2 Work is planned to maximise safety and productivity
1.3 Suitable electrical power outlets, if required, are identified
1.4 Safe working environment is established
1.5 Workplace procedures and instructions are read and interpreted


2 Prepare welding equipment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate hand-held or stationary manual welding equipment is selected
2.2 Welding equipment is checked for serviceability
2.3 Correct ‘power on’ procedures are followed


3 Select, use and store tools

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate supplementary hand and power tools are selected for job
3.2 Tools are examined for damage, missing components or other defects (including frayed power cords where applicable)
3.3 Extension power cables are checked for knots and insulation damage
3.4 Electrical tools are connected safely to power supply
3.5 Safety equipment is used during tool operation in accordance with OHS practices
3.6 Required tasks are performed using tools in accordance with OHS practices
3.7 Tools are located in a safe position when not in use
3.8 Tools and extension cords are cleaned and stored in accordance with
industry and workplace OHS practices


4 Perform welding

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Surfaces of material are prepared for welding
4.2 Material is laid out on working table or other suitable surface
4.3 Material is anchored to prevent movement
4.4 Equipment temperature is adjusted to prescribed settings
4.5 Screens or barriers, where fitted, are lowered prior to welding process
4.6 Welding equipment is operated in accordance with standard practice
4.7 Weld area is examined or tested for correct fusion of materials
4.8 Work piece is removed
4.9 Knowledge of welding processes are applied to perform required tasks


5 Inspect quality, labeling and documentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Completed weld is informally inspected to verify that it appears to be of an acceptable standard
5.2 Completed product is labeled or tagged and any necessary documentation completed in accordance with workplace procedures


6 Clean up and maintain equipment

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Work area is cleaned and tools, electrical equipment are stowed

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to select welding process and plan the work, prepare welding equipment, select, use and store tools, perform welding, inspect quality, labeling and documentation plus clean up and maintain equipment.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training.

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 6 means within a workplace training context as follows:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Workshop 6 hours
4. Complete manuals 4 hours 
5. Skill development to competency 44 hours 
6. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Not Applicable  


Not Applicable

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of your ability to select welding process and plan the work, prepare welding equipment, select, use and store tools, perform welding, inspect quality, labeling and documentation plus clean up and maintain equipment. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify and select welding process and plan the work, prepare welding equipment, select, use and store tools, perform welding, inspect quality, labeling and documentation plus clean up and maintain equipment (you can check the performance criteria above for more setials of these skills). You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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