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Metal Fabrication

Do you want to work with your hands and use your technical mind?

North Metropolitan TAFE’s manufacturing, fabrication or welding qualifications will give you the skills and knowledge required to manufacture, assemble and maintain building and mining structures, equipment and engineering components.

Once qualified you could find to work in a diverse range of industries including mining, agriculture, transport and manufacturing.

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^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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State ID: EAB25
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Welding - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Skill Set

Advanced your skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to code - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

Gain advanced skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Heavy Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to code - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

The skill set is comprised of MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process, and covers theory and workshop practice. It will be delivered one evening a week for 10 weeks, on a Tuesday from 5:30 - 9:00pm.

Skill set
State ID: EAB24
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Welding - Manual Metal Arc Welding Skill Set

Advance your skills in Manual Metal Arc Welding

This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to Code - Manual Metal Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

Gain advanced skills in Manual Metal Arc Welding

If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Heavy Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in advanced Manual Metal Arc Welding. This course is designed to build your skills and knowledge in preparation to enrol in the Weld to Code - Manual Metal Arc Welding Process Skill Set.

The skill set is comprised of MEM05016C Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process, and covers theory and workshop practice. It will be delivered one evening a week for 10 weeks, on a Thursday from 5:30 - 9:00pm.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1306
Industry Engineering and Mining

Blacksmithing/Metal Sculpture Welding

Turn scrap metal into works of art

Work with metal in new and different ways. Transform pieces of scrap metal into garden features, abstract pieces and sculptures.

Use your creativity to turn scrap metal into works of art

Enrol in North Metropolitan TAFE's metal sculpture welding course and you'll learn how to work with metal in new and different ways. You'll get the skills you need to transform pieces of scrap metal into garden features, abstract pieces and sculptures.

You will receive instruction in the safe use of tools and basic welding/metal forming techniques.

Dress requirements

You will be required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long drill cotton pants and cotton drill long sleeve shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA50
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Give yourself a head start in gaining a heavy fabrication apprenticeship

You'll gain skills in using to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade and learn to operate heavy fabrication equipment.

Are you looking to apply new technologies to a traditional trade?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate heavy fabrication equipment such as guillotines, metal rolls and brake presses. You will also be exposed to different welding and thermal cutting processes. You will receive instruction in the safe use of hand and power tools, be able to read measuring tools, read and interpret engineering drawings, and operate in an engineering workplace observing health and safety guidelines.

Graduates can continue their studies in a metal fabrication apprenticeship. Metal fabricators and welders work in a diverse trade, applying a broad range of fabrication and welding skills to industries including, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Our pre-apprentices are exposed to the latest technological developments in the fabrication and welding trade, including computer-controlled metal plate cutting equipment.

Certificate II
National ID: MEM20105
State ID: AA52
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate II in Engineering (Light Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)

Give yourself a better chance of gaining a light fabrication apprenticeship

Work in domestic or commercial settings making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, or hospitality equipment.

Gain the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades

If you enjoy working with your hands, are physically fit and able to visualise how an object should look from a drawing, you may have the aptitude for working as a fabricator. Fabricators work in either a domestic or commercial setting making roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards, hospitality equipment such as range hoods and benchtops; and you may specialise in stainless steel custom fabrication using the latest welding and polishing processes.

Once qualified you may find work in a broad range of industries including, rail transport infrastructure and maintenance, mechanical and civil engineering, mining resources sector, heavy haulage and road transport, agriculture machinery, construction, defence, refineries and materials bulk handling.

Many employers now prefer apprentices to have completed a pre-apprenticeship and this course will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

 

Certificate II
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT77
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH)

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication

Our heavy fabrication apprenticeship course will teach you to safely manipulate metal and create objects using a variety of welding techniques, thermal cutting, workshop machines, and hand and power tools.

Forge a career in heavy metal fabrication

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) you'll be looking at a trades career as a boilermaker, welder, or fabricator in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and work with metal fabrications, using workshop tools and equipment and various welding techniques.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy/Welding YH) is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30305
State ID: WT78
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Yc)

Well appointed workshops and expert lecturers will help you to succeed in fabrication

This apprenticeship course will teach you to safely create light metal fabrications such as roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards and hospitality equipment such as range hoods and bench tops.

Our well appointed workshops and expert lecturers will give you the skills you need to succeed in fabrication

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) you'll be looking at a trades career as a sheet metal worker or roof plumber in industries such as mining or construction.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to use workshop machines, and hand and power tools safely to create and work with light metal fabrications such as roofing products, air-conditioning ducts, electrical switchboards and hospitality equipment such as range hoods and bench tops.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light YC) is an apprenticeship, you must be employed in a training contract with an appropriate organisation to study this qualification.  Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MEM30205
State ID: WT84
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi)

Learn to create metal tools, parts and machines

Complete this apprenticeship course and you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist in industries such as mining, automotive, hydraulics or manufacturing.

Learn to create metal tools, parts and machines

When you complete the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi) you'll be looking at a trades career as a metal machinist, machinist (first class) or machinist CNC in industries such as mining, automotive, hydraulics or manufacturing.

The Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machinist Metal Zi) is an apprenticeship. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1323
Industry Engineering and Mining

Flux Core Arc Welding

Learn professional techniques on steel

Use the FCAW welding process to be able to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

Learn professional techniques on steel with our Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) course

You'll be trained in the use of the FCAW welding process to be able to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

Begin by gaining the skills to recognise hazards and use welding equipment safely and learn about welding terminology and defects. You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your FCAW skills over the duration of the course.

Dress requirements

You will be required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long drill cotton pants and cotton drill long sleeve shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MFM-V1261
Industry Engineering and Mining

Foundry basic - Metal casting

Produce sculptures, ornaments and other metal cast creations

Learn how to safely cast and mould metals using sand and chemical equipment.

If you have always wanted to produce a sculpture, ornament or some other metal cast creation, North Metropolitan TAFE's Foundry basic short course will give you the skills to do just that.

The course will cover:

  • Safe use of sand moulding and chemicals and equipment
  • Basic metallurgy of cast metals
  • Pattern tooling for sand moulds
  • Sand moulding and casting essentials
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1321
Industry Engineering and Mining

MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas)

Use the gas metal arc welding process to manufacture and assemble projects at home

Learn about welding terminology and defects, receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your GMAW skills.

Learn professional techniques on steel

Come along to our metal inert gas (MIG) welding course and learn how to use the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

Begin by gaining the skills to recognise hazards and use welding equipment safely and learn about welding terminology and defects. You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your GMAW skills over the duration of the course.

Dress requirements

You will be required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long drill cotton pants and cotton drill long sleeve shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
State ID: EAB60
Industry Engineering and Mining

Perform Pipe Welds to Code Standards Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Process Skill Set

Enhance your career prospects in the metal fabrication field

Gain the skills needed to advance your career in Manual Metal Arc Welding

If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Metal Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW).

The skill set is comprised of MEM05045B Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process and you'll build your skills and knowledge to work towards the eligibility for Australian Standard 1796 (AS1796) Certificate 4.

Skill set
State ID: EAB61
Industry Engineering and Mining

Perform Welds to Code Standards Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process Skill Set

Enhance your career prospects in the metal fabrication field

Gain the skills needed to advance your career in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

If you work as a boilermaker, welder or tradesperson in the Metal Fabrication industry, this skill set will enhance your skills in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).

The skill set is comprised of MEM05044B Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process and you'll build your skills and knowledge to give you the skills and competence to succeed at Australian Standard 1796 (AS1796) Certificate 7.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1284
Industry Engineering and Mining

Stick welding (MMAW)

Learn how to use the manual metal arc welding process to manufacture and assemble your projects at home

Receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your MMAW skills.

Come along to our Stick Welding course and learn professional techniques on steel

Learn how to use the manual metal arc welding (MMAW) process to manufacture and assemble your projects at home.

Begin by gaining the skills to recognise hazards and use welding equipment safely and learn about  welding terminology and defects. You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique and the opportunity to develop your MMAW skills over the duration of the course.

Dress requirements

You will be required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long drill cotton pants and cotton drill long sleeve shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1259
Industry Engineering and Mining

TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas)

Enhance your existing welding skills or learn new techniques

Gain professional techniques to work with a variety of ferrous and non ferrous materials to manufacture projects in carbon steel, aluminium and stainless steel.

Enhance your existing welding skills or learn new techniques

North Metropolitan TAFE offers courses to train you in the use of TIG or gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes. You'll gain professional techniques to work with a variety of ferrous and non ferrous materials so you can manufacture and assemble projects in carbon steel, aluminium and stainless steel.

You'll start with recognising hazards, the safe use of the welding equipment and welding terminology and defects.  You will receive demonstrations and guidance on correct technique to develop your skills. 

Dress requirements

You will be required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long drill cotton pants and cotton drill long sleeve shirt. You will also be required to supply your own TIG welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
State ID: EAB59
Industry Engineering and Mining

Weld to Code AS1796 Preparatory Skill Set

Work towards Welding Supervisor certification to advance your welding career

This theory based skill set will give you the required knowledge of safe and appropriate welding practices to meet the theory component of Australian Standard 1796 (AS1796).

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) and covers the following units:

  • MEM05026C Apply welding principles
  • MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

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.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-MHF-V1236
Industry Engineering and Mining

Welding For Beginners

Get to grips with welding

Gain an introduction to welding, including safety and workshop procedures.

Get to grips with welding

Our Welding for Beginners short course will give you an introduction to welding, including safety and workshop procedures.

You'll get a handle on the use of welding equipment such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW), oxy cutting and oxy welding in our fully equipped Midland workshop. You'll learn the skills you need to complete basic welding and gas cutting tasks.

Dress requirements

You will be required to wear personal protective clothing at all times which includes steel capped safety boots, clear safety glasses, long pants and cotton drill shirt. You will also be required to supply your own long welding gloves, TIG welding gloves, CLEAR face shield (for grinding) and Welding Helmet (can be Dual Shield).

Short course
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