MIG and ARC Welding - Introduction

Gain basic knowledge and practical skills for welding with Manual Metal Arc (stick) and Gas Metal Arc (MIG) welding processes and ensure success in your home welding projects.
Learn the difference between each process, the advantages and disadvantages, and why you would select a particular process to weld.

1. Select the appropriate consumables for welding common low carbon steels (mild steels) & other ferrous materials
2. Carry out welding techniques on repairs - preparation and welding a variety of positions and environments.
3. Perform Manual arc & Gas Metal arc welding in the Flat Butt, Flat and Vertical Down fillet position in a safe manner on low carbon steel (mild steel) plate section

Course ID FYS1015
Price $525.00 (GST included)
Start date Saturday, 05 May 2018
Finish date Saturday, 02 June 2018
Sessions 4 sessions of 4 hours
Time 8.00am - 12.00pm
Tutor Richard Marchbank
Location CIT Fyshwick
Status Module is finished.


This information is to inform you of the personal protective equipment that you will be required to supply on your first class for any welding program that you have selected to enrol in.
This equipment needs to be in A1 working order due to WHS requirements:
* Welding Helmet preferably auto darkening 9-13 shade, if you choose a flip front it is suggested that you purchase a No 10 shade lens as well. If you buy a solar auto darkening welding helmet you need to activate the solar cells before you bring the helmet to class. To do this simply expose the helmet to direct sunlight for about an hour.
* Welding gauntlets - Gloves, if you are TIG welding there are pig skin type gloves which are much easier to wear when TIG welding
* Clear safety glasses (AS rated)
* A pair of MIG or combination pliers
* Hearing protection for when you are grinding
* Overalls or cotton drill type clothing must be long sleeve and long pants, NO POLYESTER CLOTHING ALLOWED AS THIS MATERIAL IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
* Leather type shoes - work boots, but no runners
* Any student that has incorrect personal protective equipment will not be able to participate in any practical classes. This is to protect both you and our teachers from any injuries

This equipment can be purchased as a pack in a carry bag from SEARS Work Wear 60 Barrier Street Fyshwick ph:62804111

Tea and coffee are available on site but please bring a snack with you. A fridge and microwave are generally available to store and heat up food.

NB:There will be no class on 26 May

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"Was excellent to be shown the skill then given time to practice until confident with no pressure" Jason
"Already have recommended to others!." Nick
"A very experienced tradesman who can disseminate his knowledge & experience into a learning environment well." Robert
"A good way to start with the basics of welding." Andrew
"Very practical, opportunity for project" Dave
"Learnt the basics of welding. Excellent hands-on advice. Good knowledge and expressed it very clearly" Trevor

Location: CIT Fyshwick

Address: 81 Mildura Street, Fyshwick

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