Course Title: Perform routine gas metal arc welding

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Perform routine gas metal arc welding

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Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Description

This unit covers preparing materials and routine gas metal
arc welding (GMAW).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding


1 Identify weld
1.1 Weld requirements are identified from job instructions.
1.2 Locations of welds are identified in according to
standard operating procedures and job specifications.

2 Prepare materials for
2.1 Materials are cleaned and prepared ready for welding.
3 Prepare equipment for
3.1 Welding equipment is set up correctly.
3.2 Settings and consumables are selected to suit

4 Perform routine welding
using GMAW
4.1 Safe welding practices are applied.
4.2 Materials are welded to job requirements.
4.3 Welds are cleaned to standard operating procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be
able to perform routine gas metal arc welding (GMAW).