Manual Metal Arc Welding (ARC) - Advanced (from $780 to $840 p/p)


This course covers preparing materials, selecting and setting up the welding equipment, carrying out advanced manual metal arc welding (MMAW), inspecting for and correcting defects, and maintaining the weld records


Course Duration

This course can be undertaken as:

  • 4-day course from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day $780 (GST exempt) p/p; or
  • 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm $840 (GST exempt) p/p
Course Content

The course applies to welds associated with a range of structural sections and/or plate and/or pipe for general fabrication. Weld quality would typically conform to Australian Standard 1554 Structural Purpose, Bureau Det Norse Verticas or equivalent. The course covers:

  • Prepare materials for manual metal arc welding (MMAW)
  • Select welding equipment and consumables
  • Assemble and set up welding equipment
  • Minimise and rectify distortion
  • Weld to job specification using MMAW
  • Ensure weld conformance
  • Where required, maintain weld records

Course Pre-requisites

Pre-requisites for entry into this course are:

  • MEM05007C - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM05015D - Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • MEM05051A - Select welding processes
  • MEM05052A - Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM18001C - Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

Note: If you do not have the above pre-requisites you may still undertake this course however upon successful completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attendance, this is NOT nationally recognised. RPL assessments are available if you wish to be assessed against the pre-requisites and additional fees will apply.


Successful Completion

Students who hold the pre-requisites and successfully complete all the requirements of this course will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for:

  • MEM05016C - Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process

Students who do not hold the pre-requisites and successfully complete all the requirements of this course will be issued with a Statement of Attendance for:

  • Advanced Manual Metal Arc Welding

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be supplied by participant

  • Safety boots
  • Non-tinted safety glasses
  • Welding helmet
  • Gauntlet gloves
  • Long pants and a long sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)
  • Safety glasses, basic welding helmet and gauntlet gloves can be purchased from reception (Please enquire at time of booking)

Course Locations

Ottoway Trade Training Centre 

275 Grand Junction Road


In addition to courses scheduled at the above location ATEC can also deliver training at your work site (subject to equipment requirements). Contact us for more information.


How to Apply

Applications and enquiries can be made:


Payment Methods

Courses must be paid for prior to commencement unless alternative arrangements have been made. Statements may be withheld until payment has been received. Note:  Fees and Refund Policy applies.

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