Weld to Code AS1796 Preparatory Skill Set

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Strengthen your skills to advance your welding career

This course will provide you with the required knowledge of safe and appropriate welding practices to meet the theory component of Australian Standard 1796 (AS1796).

The skill set is designed for apprentices in heavy or light fabrication who are nearing completion of their TAFE studies and others with a suitable trade qualification, or relevant experience working as a tradesperson in the welding and fabrication industry, who are looking to further their welding knowledge.

  • Interpreting all welding terms, codes and symbols
  • Plan the logical sequence of welding operations

You must be enrolled in a heavy, or light, fabrication apprenticeship, or have successfully completed a Certificate III in Engineering or equivalent.

You must be enrolled in a heavy, or light, fabrication apprenticeship, or have successfully completed a Certificate III in Engineering or equivalent.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 


These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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