Engineering practitioners who design and specify steel structures need a practical understanding of steel materials including knowing the processes and practices of welding, cutting and forming, and weld testing and quality control. This knowledge is essential if fabricated steel structures are to be economical, practicable and fit for purpose. Unfortunately, few professionals have the opportunity to gain substantial exposure to fabrication workshop or testing activities and expand their practical understanding. This course aims to address the gap, combining a broad scope of background information with hands-on experience. This course is subsidised by TAFE QLD and is open to residents of Queensland only.
Course consists of 3 components – basic theoretical learning of steel and welding, hands on workshop time, and guest speakers
Theory Topics (indicative only)
Of the total 27 hours course time, approximately 18 hours is spent in the workshop, using equipment and learning basic welding techniques. Teachers also create situations for difficult design welds, allowing first-hand experience at tight place welding or non-standard welding.
Please note: Content is introductory level, assuming no or limited experience in metal fabrication. Some content may already be known to participants, however, content is included as a refresher prior to physically working with steel. Participants will be required to complete a Student Personal Details form which will be provided by TAFE prior to the commencement of the course. Participants successfully completing the course will receive a TAFE certificate of completion in the competencies “Perform routine gas metal arc welding” and “Perform routine manual metal arc welding”
Registrations close Friday 30 September 2022
For further information contact John Gardner email@example.com or 0418 788 870