Welding Ticket/Certificate - Ticket 3E, 4, 7, 8F or 8G

Course Code 3120MFN029
Locations Portland

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Study Mode On Campus, Short Course
Length Eight weeks
Commencement Follow the book now button for upcoming dates
Timetable Four-hour classes, two nights a week for eight weeks
Course Overview

This course provides you with the training you need to meet AS1796 requirements, in order to undertake the Weld Australia exam for a selected ticket. A Welder's Certificate indicates that you have a sound knowledge of the theory of safe welding and have demonstrated the ability required to make welds using the appropriate process.

For this course, you can choose from the following welding tickets:

  • Certificate 3E – MMAW (stick) Plate Ticket
  • Certificate 4 – MMAW (stick) Pipe ticket
  • Certificate 7 –GTAW (TIG) Ticket
  • Certificate 8F – FCAW (Flux core) Ticket
  • Certificate 8G – GMAW (MIG) Ticket

What will I Learn?

  • preparation of material to meet code requirements
  • consumable selection and correct usage
  • welding to a procedure
  • practical skills to deposit weldments to meet specifications
  • visual inspection techniques.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

You must have passed the theory component with Weld Australia (WTIA) before being able to undertake the ticket exam for this course. The theory component can be included in this course to be undertaken externally in a self-paced manner.

Once you have passed the Weld Australia exam, Weld Australia will issue you with your welding ticket.

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

You must be able to meet one of the following criteria:

  • one year’s welding experience, subsequent to or during an apprenticeship to an acceptable trade
  • two years’ welding experience and documentary evidence of the successful completion of one or more welding programs, which includes at least 300 hours of training in the theory and practice of welding
  • three years’ welding experience.

For this course, you will need to:

  • provide photo ID to the trainer on the first day of the course
  • bring a pen and paper
  • wear personal protective equipment and workwear that is appropriate for an engineering workshop.

Units offered

This short course does not include accredited units and training.

Course Fees

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

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Course Fees $954.00
No concession or government funding applies
How do I pay for the short course?

You can book and pay for your place in a short course online by following the book now button. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus for assistance in your booking.

If your course is to be invoiced to a third party, (eg. Work Cover, employer or agency) an Authority to Invoice (ATI) form needs to be completed and signed by the third party. Please contact us via the live chat below, calling 1300 648 911, or email short.courses@swtafe.edu.au to receive the form.

Next Steps
How to book

There are three simple steps when applying for a course with us. 

  1. Book – you can book and pay for your place online via the book now button.  A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you upon payment.
  2. Confirmation – you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course. 
  3. Attend and complete the short course - 100% attendance of the short course is required. Upon successful completion and within 30 days of the short course, you will be sent a Certificate of Attendance.

If need any assistance with completing your booking, contact our Customer Service team via the live chat below, call 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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