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TW~002 - Practical Welding Course: Gas Shielded Metal Arc Welding (GSMAW or MIG)

Duration: ±6 weeks | Course Code: TW~002 | Cost From: R 7,500 ($500) per person

This course is designed to train welders using the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding or Gas Shielded Metal Arc Welding (GSMAW) Process up to an International Coded Standard. 

The course consists of 19 Modules, each of which should be completed sequentially to ensure consistent progress through the course material.

Students will notice there is a considerable Practical Component to the Course - naturally you need to practice to be a competent welder! Take this seriously - if you do not get it right, then you will never be a good welder.

The starting point for this Course is the Introductory and Safety Modules. Carefully complete these so that you get some basic grounding, even if you feel you are familiar with the material. Safety is of particular importance, and on completion of the course some consideration should be given to proceed with the OHS Courses in this website.

To demonstrate competence, you need to demonstrate both Theoretical and Practical Competence in the workshop environment, showing the Instructor a good knowledge and understanding of the principles mentioned, and skill in completing the welding process.

The course requires access to a Training Centre or Workshop where Practical Work can be carried out under Supervision of an Instructor.

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To train personnel from no knowledge or skill, up to a Coded Welder status (International Standard) through the use of Theoretical and Practical Training sessions.

Target Audience

  • Workshop personnel wishing to become welders
  • Private individuals wishing to train as welders (they will require access to a workshop for the practical component)

Learning Outcomes

  • To have a complete knowledge and understanding of the Manual Metal Arc Welding process, equipment and consumables
  • To be able to successfully weld two or more pieces of metal, using a variety of welding positions and different joint configurations using the MMA Welding Process
  • To be able to consistently join metal together using the MMA process to a quality acceptable to International Standards and Specifications

Scope & Requirements

  • An Instructor/Training Supervisor is necessary to ensure all practical components of the course are completed properly
  • Access to a workshop or training facility is essential. The Practical component is a large part of the course.
  • Adequate Equipment, Consumables and Practice Test Pieces are required. There should be sufficient materials to enable the learner to practice until competent.


R 7,500 per person
$ 500 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request
Price excludes use of materials and facilities and all practical testing


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ±6 weeks
Course Code: TW~002

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