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About this course

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.

Materials Required:

You must bring the following to class with you. All equipment needs to be in full working order to satisfy 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 activate the solar cells prior to the first class by exposing the helmet to direct sunlight for about an hour.
- Welding gauntlets – Gloves (Pig skin type gloves which are easier to wear when TIG welding
- Clear safety glasses (AS rated)
- 1pair of MIG or combination pliers
- Hearing protection
- Long sleeved overalls or cotton drill type clothing. No shorts and NO POLYESTER CLOTHING as this material is highly flammable
- Leather type shoes - work boots, but no runners

This equipment can be purchased SEARS Work Wear or BOC. Both can be found in Barrier Street Fyshwick.

NOTE: Any student that has incorrect personal protective equipment will not be permitted to participate in any practical classes.

Additional Information: Outcomes for this course:
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

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