Job-Ready Welder Training

AWS’s Job-Ready Welder Training programs are designed to develop an individual’s welding skills so they can begin or advance their welding careers.

Job-Ready training is structured in three tiers that align with the individual’s current skill level, and what they want to get out of their welding career, or welding projects.

The programs are designed and presented by internationally qualified welding engineers and welding supervisors: people with decades of experience, who are dedicated to the welding industry, and understand the industry from every level.

Our programs and trainers are flexible, so don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll do our best to accomodate any personalised elements into your course.

Training will run in 3-hour sessions over an 8 week period. Sessions will be on week-nights or weekends, pending minimum numbers for the courses. Get in touch with an expression of interest to find out more details.

Our courses are designed to be industry-recognised, and in accordance with Australian quality and safety standards. Once completed, you’ll receive a Certificate of Attendance. You can arrange Welder Certification to AS 1796 in the Advanced course as an optional addition. We are a member of Weld Australia’s National Network of Approved Training Bodies (ATBs).

Advanced

These participants are seeking to refine existing welding skills to provide scope of employment in advanced welding applications such as on pipelines, pressure vessels, ships or submarines. These courses are for welders who are already competent, and want to take the next steps in their career.

What does the program cover?

There are a number of program options available, each program is based on a WPS for the commonly used welding processes in Australian fabrication and welding industry. Participants will choose ONE of the programs below to focus on during their course.

Advanced Programs include:

  1. Carbon Steel Pipe Welding TIG Root TIG fill & Cap
    • x 1 WPS 50NB ASME IX / 3992
  1. Carbon Steel Pipe Welding TIG Root Stick fill & Cap
    • x 1 WPS 100NB/150NB ASME IX / 3992
  1. Carbon Steel Pipe Welding TIG Root FCAWgs fill & Cap
    • x 1 WPS 100NB/150NB ASME IX / 3992
  1. Carbon Steel Pipe Welding MSA (STT) Root FCAWgs Cap
    • x 1 WPS 100NB/150NB ASME IX / 3992
  1. Carbon Steel Plate Welding 12mm PA(1G) / PB(2F)
    • x 2 WPS – ASME IX / 3992, or AS/NZS ISO 9606.1
  1. Carbon Steel Plate Welding 12mm PC(2G) / PB(2F)
    • x 2 WPS – ASME IX / 3992, or AS/NZS ISO 9606.1
  1. Carbon Steel Plate Welding 12mm PF(3G) / PF(3F)
    • x 2 WPS – ASME IX / 3992, or AS/NZS ISO 9606.1
  1. Carbon Steel Plate Welding 12mm PE(4G) / PD(4F)
    • x 2 WPS – ASME IX / 3992, or AS/NZS ISO 9606.1

 

Tailored Elements include:

  • Window Welding
  • Temper Bead Welding – ASME IX
  • Welding of High Strength Low Alloy Quenched and Tempered Steels
  • Weld Overlay
    • Corrosion Resistant
    • Hard surfacing
  • Welding of Stainless Steels including Duplex or Super Duplex
  • Welding of Steel Castings
  • Welding of Grey Cast Iron
  • Welding of Shear studs
  • Welding of Fatigue Loaded Structures
  • Welding of Aluminium
  • Project Specific Programs

Details are developed to meet your needs and costed on application.

Career Opportunities

Once an individual completes this program they may:

  • Be able to apply for advanced-level welding projects
  • Work in oil & gas, defence or mining industries
  • Go on to complete Welding Supervisor or Welding Inspection qualifications

 

Contact us with an expression of interest for more details. 

 

Intermediate

These participants are seeking to advance their welding skills beyond a basic level. They may be interested in getting into the welding industry, adding welding to their skill-set, or developing their basic-level skills further.

What does the program cover?

Participants will choose ONE of the programs below to focus on during their course.

Intermediate programs include:

  1. Structural Steel – AS/NZS1554. SP Part 1
    • Training for 1x 1G GMAW Butt Weld WPS 10mm plate.
    • Training for 1x 2F GMAW Single Pass Fillet Weld WPS 10mm plate.
  1. Structural Steel Hollow Sections – AS/NZS1554. Part 1/7
    • Training for 1x GMAW Butt Weld B/Bar WPS 75 RHS
    • Training for 1x GMAW Single Pass Fillet Weld WPS
  1. Stainless Steel – AS/NZS 1554 Part 6 Cat C
    • Training for 1x GMAW-P Butt Weld B/Bar WPS 5mm plate
    • Training for 1x GMAW-P Single Pass Fillet Weld WPS 5mm plate
  1. Aluminium – AS1665
    • Training for 1x GMAW-P Butt Weld WPS 6mm plate
    • Training for 1x GMAW-P Butt Weld WPS 6mm plate
  1. Reo Bar – AS/NZS1554. 2 – training for 2x WPS
    • Training for 1x GMAW Splice Butt Weld WPS
    • Training for 1x GMAW Fillet Weld WPS

Career Opportunities

Once an individual completes this program they may:

  • Complete structural steel welding work

 

Basic

Participants in the Basic course are seeking to establish basic welding skills.

What does the program cover?

Theory sessions will cover essential safety information, welding process technology and materials. There will be plenty of time to practice your skills, coached by our expert trainers. Participants will choose ONE of the programs below to focus on during their course.

Basic programs include:

  1. GMAW or MIG welding, as it is commonly known, is the most widely used process in general industry today.
  2. MMAW or stick welding, is one of the oldest welding technologies, however still widely used today with new welding power source technologies.
  3. GTAW or TIG welding is widely used in generally higher degree quality applications. It’s a challenging process to master with high-degree hand skills and dexterity needed

Career Opportunities

Once an individual completes this program they may:

  • Complete basic welding as a handyman, hobbyist or artist