The Certificate IV in Engineering - Welding Pathway - is a post-trade course for existing engineering trades people or apprentices in an engineering trade wanting to study at a higher level during their apprenticeship.
Career opportunities, include:
- certified welder
- coded welder
Pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Engineering Advanced Trade MEM50119
Studying the Certificate IV in Engineering at Holmesglen
The qualification packaging has been developed on the assumption that competency will be gained through an integrated combination of on- and off-the-job learning strategies, such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.
The program is designed to provide you with a greater trade base and develop post-trade level skills in welding. These will be related to trade work as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in the Fabrication trade.
This course covers higher-level post-trade skills, such as intermediate ARC, MIG and TIG welding techniques, and advanced skills to become a certified coded welder.
The course gives you the skills to advance your career in the Fabrication trade and move into leadership roles within the metal, engineering and manufacturing industries, among others.
Completing particular units of competency in the course can provide you with the skills to undertake one or more of the Welding Certification exams conducted by WA, and apply your skills immediately in the industry as you work towards completing the qualification.
• Full time: 3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday: 8am to 4pm
• Part time: 3 days per week, Monday to Thursday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Contact the department for further information about program attendance/timetables.
||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
||Use hand tools
||Use power tools/hand held operations
||Perform engineering measurements
||Undertake manual handling
||Carry out mechanical cutting
||Apply safe welding practices
||Select welding processes
||Perform brazing and or silver soldering
||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
||Organise and communicate information
||Plan a complete activity
||Plan to undertake a routine task
||Apply quality systems
||Apply quality procedures
||Perform manual production welding
||Perform routine gas metal arc welding
||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
||Perform routine manual metal arc welding
||Interpret technical drawing
||Perform geometric development
||Perform manual production assembly
||Weld using gas metal arc welding process
||Weld using manual metal arc welding process
||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Install pipework and pipework assemblies
||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
||Interact with computing technology
||Use workshop machines for basic operations
||Assist in the provision of on the job training
||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
||Perform Advanced Welding Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process
||Perform Advanced Welding Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process
||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications
||Apply welding principles
||Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process
||Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process
||Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
||Weld using flux core arc welding process
| Code || Name |
|MEM13014A||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes|
|MEM05006C||Perform brazing and or silver soldering|
|MEM05004C||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures|
|MEM05013C||Perform manual production welding|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development|
|MEM03001B||Perform manual production assembly|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05015D||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM10010B||Install pipework and pipework assemblies|
|MEM12007D||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM07032B||Use workshop machines for basic operations|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM05018C||Perform Advanced Welding Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process|
|MEM05016C||Perform Advanced Welding Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process|
|MEM05020C||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05014C||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications|
|MEM05026C||Apply welding principles|
|MEM05043B||Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05044B||Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05046B||Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05047B||Weld using flux core arc welding process|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that learners are either already trades people with access to structured on- and off-the-job training, or are apprentices under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement, where the mix of on- and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.
It is recommended that learners wanting to enrol in this qualification contact the Engineering department to discuss entry requirements.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering.
Connections with industry
Manufacturing and engineering is currently the largest employment sector in Australia. Employer demand for engineering graduates is high, with over one third of all job vacancies related to the field.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
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