This unit covers preparing materials, selecting and setting up the welding equipment, carrying out advanced gas metal arc welding (GMAW), inspecting for and correcting defects, and maintaining the weld records.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM05007C - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05017D - Weld using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05050B - Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM05051A - Select welding processes

MEM05052A - Apply safe welding practices

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools



Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - welding to conform to Australian Standard 1554 Structural Purpose, Bureau Det Norse Verticas or equivalent performing safe welding practices; - using and applying personal protective equipment for GMAW; - interpreting weld requirements and specifications; - entering information onto proformas and standard workplace forms; - interpreting technical drawings and weld specifications relating to advanced GMAW; - using hand and power tools to prepare and weld material using GMAW; - using measurement and numeracy skills relating to advanced GMAW and preparation; - selecting equipment and consumables appropriate to the task, and; - using visual identification of faults/defects. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - in-depth knowledge of the properties and characteristics of a wide range of materials; requirements to conform to Australian Standard 1554 Structural Purpose, Bureau Det Norse Verticas or equivalent - weld procedures and requirements; - different welder identification systems such as numbering, bar coding, paint coding, letter stamps; - safe welding practices, and; - use and application of personal protective equipment for GMAW.

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