This unit covers preparing materials, selecting and setting up the welding equipment, carrying out advanced flux core arc welding (FCAW), 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

MEM05047B - Weld using flux core 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

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 fillet and butt welds correctly; - performing all weld and preparation requirements; - identifying discontinuities that do not meet standard requirements; - repairing discontinuities; - using preheat methods; - interpreting weld requirements and specifications; - entering information onto proformas and standard workplace forms; - interpreting technical drawings and weld specifications relating to advanced FCAW; - using hand and power tools to prepare and weld material using FCAW; - using measurement and numeracy skills relating to advanced FCAW and preparation; - selecting equipment and consumables appropriate to 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 AS 1554 Structural Propose, Bureau Det Norse Verticas or equivalent; - weld procedures and requirements; - safe welding practices; - use and application of personal protective equipment for FCAW; - purpose of pre-welding and/or post-welding heating and the methods of application; - instructions, symbols, specifications including bead size, bead placement, reinforcement, weld procedure sheet; - discontinuities in relation to standards/requirements, and; - different welder identification systems such as numbering, bar coding, paint coding, letter stamps.

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