The Certificate IV in Engineering - Welding pathway stream is a post-trade course designed to provide you with a greater trade base and develop post-trade level skills in welding related to trade work as a Higher Engineering Tradesperson or a Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II in the Fabrication trade.
Career opportunities, include:
- certified welder
- coded welder
Pathways to further study:
- MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering Advanced Trade
Studying the Certificate IV in Engineering at Holmesglen
This course covers higher level post-trade skills such as intermediate ARC, MIG, TIG welding techniques and advanced skills to become a certified coded welder.
The course gives you the necessary skills to advanced your career in the fabrication trade and move into leadership roles within the metal, engineering, manufacturing industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons work.
Completing particular units of competency in the course can provide you with necessary 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.
Manufacturing and engineering is currently the largest employment sector in Australia. Currently, employer demand for engineering graduates is high, with over a third of all job vacancies related to the field.
||Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
||Use hand tools
||Perform engineering measurements
||Undertake manual handling
||Use power tools/hand held operations
||Carry out mechanical cutting
||Apply safe welding practices
||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
||Perform brazing and or silver soldering
||Plan to undertake a routine task
||Apply quality procedures
||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
||Perform routine gas metal arc welding
||Perform routine manual metal arc welding
||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
||Interpret technical drawing
||Perform geometric development
||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
||Select welding processes
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Weld using manual metal arc welding process
||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
||Perform manual production welding
||Use workshop machines for basic operations
||Perform manual production assembly
||Weld using gas metal arc welding process
||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications
||Install pipework and pipework assemblies
||Plan a complete activity
||Apply quality systems
||Organise and communicate information
||Interact with computing technology
||Apply welding principles
||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
||Perform Advanced Welding Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process
||Perform Advanced Welding Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process
||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process
||Assist in the provision of on the job training
||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|
|MEM12023A||Perform engineering measurements|
|MEM11011B||Undertake manual handling|
|MEM18002B||Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM05005B||Carry out mechanical cutting|
|MEM05052A||Apply safe welding practices|
|MEM05004C||Perform routine oxy acetylene welding|
|MEM05006C||Perform brazing and or silver soldering|
|MEM14004A||Plan to undertake a routine task|
|MEM15024A||Apply quality procedures|
|MEM05007C||Perform manual heating and thermal cutting|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding|
|MEM05012C||Perform routine manual metal arc welding|
|MEM05049B||Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding|
|MEM09002B||Interpret technical drawing|
|MEM05037C||Perform geometric development|
|MEM05010C||Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques|
|MEM16007A||Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment|
|MEM05051A||Select welding processes|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEM05015D||Weld using manual metal arc welding process|
|MEM05019D||Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM05013C||Perform manual production welding|
|MEM07032B||Use workshop machines for basic operations|
|MEM03001B||Perform manual production assembly|
|MEM05017D||Weld using gas metal arc welding process|
|MEM05014C||Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications|
|MEM10010B||Install pipework and pipework assemblies|
|MEM14005A||Plan a complete activity|
|MEM15002A||Apply quality systems|
|MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM05026C||Apply welding principles|
|MEM12007D||Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes|
|MEM05016C||Perform Advanced Welding Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process|
|MEM05018C||Perform Advanced Welding Using Gas Metal Arc Welding Process|
|MEM05020C||Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process|
|MEM17003A||Assist in the provision of on the job training|
|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.
There are no formal entry requirements to this qualification.
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.
Note: This course has been superseded and replaced by MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering. You can still enrol in this course. An extended transition period until the 31/12/2021 applies, to enable current students to complete their study. If required, enrolment will be transitioned into the next version when it is available.
It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent, due to the literacy and numeracy requirements of engineering studies.
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 successful completion learners will receive the MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering qualification.
Completing units of study in this welding pathway stream can provide you with necessary skills to undertake one or more of the Welding Certification exams be a Certified welder to work in the metal, engineering, manufacturing industries.
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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