The Practical Welding Course

The Practical Welding Course is the largest of its kind in the world, and consists of both the Theoretical and Practical aspects necessary to train welders up to a "coded welder" standard.

It is broken up into the  4 Welding Processes with additional training on the technology, safety aspects, metallurgy, preparation and quality control

The Welding Course starts with the basics: - definitions, terms and other information a good welder needs to know - these are the  Introduction Modules. These are followed by additional more extensive Safety Modules  (OHS)
These first modules need to be completed before moving on to subsequent more Specific Modules which get the Learner to start actually welding, by practicing. 

The course continues by introducing the Learner to the Basics of Welding - the  equipment and trying to actually strike an arc and start welding. There is a great deal of Practice Required with these initial Modules.

The other important aspects that the welder needs to know, like Joint Preparation and Fit up, follow on from the basics - all essential to producing good welds.

The following Welding Processes are then covered in detail:

                                • Manual Metal Arc Welding
                                • Gas shielded metal Arc Welding
                                • Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
                                • Submerged Arc Welding

After several Modules addressing the actual welding of joints, the welder is taken through numerous other related modules about Metallurgy, Defects in Welded joints, Inspection and Testing requirements, Heat Treatment and so on.

There are 32 Modules + 4 OHS Modules for the complete welding course in these 4 major welding processes. To train a good welded, the most important part is Practice, Practice and Practice!!

All Theory is tested on-line through Computer Based Training (CBT) tests. The Practical Work is required by the Trainee in order to become an expert welder, thus access to a suitable workshop and equipment is essential. 
An Instructor or welding subject matter expert is necessary to guide the learners and to ensure the standards of workmanship are achieved and the course requirements are satisfied. 

This course is best run in an established training facility or in a suitable workshop. Learners need access to workshop facilities, equipment, consumables and an experienced Instructor.