This unit covers preparing and producing welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding (GMAW).

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

MEM05018C - Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05026C - Apply welding principles

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

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations


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: - depositing welds to procedure requirements; - determining weld outcomes, consumables and settings from welding procedure specification; - interpreting technical drawings and weld specifications for welding to code standards using GMAW; - using hand and power tools to prepare and weld materials to code standard; - using measurement and numeracy skills for welding to code standards, and; - using language and literacy skills to enable completion of weld records.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - requirements to produce welds to quality of AS 1210, AS 4041, ASME IX or equivalent; - safe welding practices; - use and application of personal protective equipment for GMAW; - relevant standards or codes; - methods for preparing plate and pipe for code standard welding; - pre-welding and post-welding heating methods and requirements for plate and pipe welding to code standard; - requirements for maintaining weld records to code standard, and; - hazard and control measures associated with welding, including housekeeping.

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