Manual Metal Arc Welding (ARC) - Intermediate ($600)


This course covers the preparation, positioning, fixing, and manual welding techniques associated with general trade level welding using manual metal arc welding (MMAW) equipment including the selection and set up of the equipment appropriate to both the material and the weld to be performed, carrying out the MMAW to prescribed standards, and examining for and correcting defects, in a range of welded fabrications.


Course Duration

This course can be undertaken as:

  • 4-day course from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day; or
  • 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Course Content

The course applies to welds associated with heavy or light metal fabrications. Welds are fillet and butt welds in all positions on a range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials that may include carbon steel or stainless steel. Weld quality would conform to Australian Standard 1554 General Purpose, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) 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:

  • MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • MEM05051A - Select welding processes
  • MEM05052A - Apply safe welding practices
  • 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:

  • MEM05015D - Weld 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:

  • Intermediate Manual Metal Arc Welding


PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be supplied by participant

  • Safety boots and non-tinted safety glasses (glasses can be purchased at reception for $5.00)

  • Long pants and a long sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)


Course Locations

Ottoway Trade Training Centre                      Lonsdale Trade Training Centre

275 Grand Junction Road                               5 Refinery Road

OTTOWAY  SA  5013                                     LONSDALE  SA  5160

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


How to Apply

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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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