Registered Skills Programmes

Welding

Whether you want to improve the efficiency of your workforce or yourself, progress with the goal of acquiring a full qualification, or develop skills required for specific applications, one of our Registered Welding Skills Programmes might be your answer.

The need for repair, maintenance and installation of metal structures, products, equipment, vehicles, furniture & more in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors is ever increasing. Welding is foreseen to form a vital part of the industry far into the future. Our Welding Skills Programmes are developed to improve specific skills relevant in the current work environment.

During our skills programmes, it is top priority to instill work safety habits and continuous cognisance of hazard identification, to ensure not only compliance to regulation and conformance to best practice, but also create a work culture of no compromise in Health and Safety.

Feel free to browse through the below offerings and if you have a specific work environment or application, please talk to us. We will gladly explore the development of customised training solutions to suit your specific needs.

  • Training Type: Workshop Based Training & On-the-Job Experience
  • Intake: Flexible Intake
  • Duration: 1 to 3 months
  • Accreditation: merSETA

skills programmes to choose from:

    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include selecting, using and taking care of engineering measuring equipment, hand tools and power tools. They should be able to weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas metal arc welding process in the down-hand position, weld workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the down-hand position, manually cut materials using the oxy-acetylene gas cutting process, and weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position. Learners should also be able to braze metals using the oxy-acetylene brazing process.
    • Duration – 42 days on the job, 28 days off the job
    • Credits – 56 credits
    • Why Apply – This skills programme serves as your introduction to welding, with participants being equipped with the knowledge and experience to use power tools, and weld using oxy-acetylene. You will also develop metal brazing skills.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include dealing with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace, selecting, using and caring for engineering power tools and hand tools, the use of welding definitions and symbols, manually cut materials using the oxy-acetylene gas cutting process, and welding carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position.
    • Duration – 39 days on the job, 26 days off the job
    • Credits – 52 credits
    • Why Apply – By learning about welding definitions and symbols, power tools, arc welding, and cutting using oxy-acetylene, completing this skills programme places participants on a good footing to become a welder’s aide.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include selecting, using and caring for hand tools and power tools, using welding definitions and symbols, draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings, welding carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position, and assembling workpieces in jigs, including the use of manipulators.
    • Duration – 47 days on the job, 31 days off the job
    • Credits – 62 credits
    • Why Apply – This skills programme equips participants with the ability to draw up blueprints for welding projects, and perform Stick welding in a single hand position using jigs.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests used in engineering. They will be able to manually cut materials using the oxy-acetylene gas cutting process, weld workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the down hand position, and weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position.
    • Duration – 26 days on the job, 18 days off the job
    • Credits – 35 credits
    • Why Apply – Participants will be equipped with the skills to not only weld and cut materials using oxy-fuel, but also be able to identify and test materials in order to determine what welding process that needs to be used.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include preparation and securing of workpieces for welding, including the use of manipulators, performing basic welding/joining of metals, welding carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, and welding workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the down-hand position.
    • Duration – 32 days on the job, 21 days off the job
    • Credits – 42 credits
    • Why Apply – This programme equips learners with the ability to do Stick welding in all hand positions, as well as to cut pieces of metals using oxy-acetylene. It is ideal for those who are looking to become entrepreneurs who make gates, burglar bars etc, to customers’ specifications.
      • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include the selection, use and care for engineering measuring equipment, engineering hand tools, and engineering power tools. Participants should further be able to operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components, as well as weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position.
      • Duration – 31 days on the job, 21 days off the job
      • Credits – 41 credits
      • Why Apply – In addition to being able to carry out basic Stick welding tasks, learners will acquire the skills to use a variety of tools, as well as produce simple components.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel drawings, apply worksite best practices, and use welding definitions and symbols, weld carbon steel workpieces, using the MIG welding process in the down-hand position, and assemble workpieces in jigs.
    • Duration – 26 days on the job, 17 days off the job
    • Credits – 34 credits
    • Why Apply – Learners will gain a solid understanding of MIG welding in a single position, as well as reading and interpreting drawings & welding symbols, which enables learners to understand instructions used in the workplace – in terms of welding type, and hand position.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to select, use and care for measuring equipment, hand tools and power tools, apply worksite best practices, use welding definitions and symbols, and weld carbon steel work-pieces using the Stick welding process in the down-hand position.
    • Duration – 38 days on the job, 25 days off the job
    • Credits – 50 credits
    • Why Apply – Participants will gain knowledge about welding and its position in the industry, communication techniques, gaining a broad understanding of the workshop environment, and learning Stick welding – but only in a specific hand position.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to describe the welding industry’s composition and productivity requirements. They should also be able to identify and select material to specification, use welding definitions and symbols, and weld carbon steel workpieces using the MIG welding process in the down-hand position.
    • Duration – 20 days on the job, 13 days off the job
    • Credits – 26 credits
    • Why Apply – In addition to being able to use MIG welding, learners will be proficient in communication techniques, and identifying and selecting material required for the task at hand.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include applying worksite best practice, forming and shaping sheet metal using hand or power-operated machinery, and welding carbon steel workpieces using the TIG welding process in the down-hand position.
    • Duration – 23 days on the job, 16 days off the job
    • Credits – 31 credits
    • Why Apply – While focusing on TIG welding using a single hand position, learners will also be able to weld different materials, and form sheet metal.

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    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include the ability to draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings, to identify and select material to specification, to join sheet metal with Resistance Arc Welding process, and to braze metals using the oxy-acetylene brazing process.
    • Duration – 16 days on the job, 11 days off the job
    • Credits – 21 credits
    • Why Apply – This programme equips learners with the ability to braze metals, as well as spot welding, which remains crucial in the industry.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include the ability to select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment, hand tools and power tools, as well as familiarity with welding definitions and symbols. They should further be able to manually cut materials using the oxy-acetylene gas cutting process, weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position, braze metals using the oxy-acetylene brazing process, and form and shape sheet metal using hand or power operated machines.
    • Duration – 49 days on the job, 33 days off the job
    • Credits – 65 credits
    • Why Apply – This more comprehensive course is aimed at developing well-rounded learners who can carry out multiple functions in the workplace, from welding, cutting and brazing materials, to being able to form and shape sheet metal.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to prepare and secure workpieces for welding (including the use of manipulators), assemble workpieces in jigs (minor amendments include the use of manipulators), and weld carbon steel workpieces using the Stick welding process in all positions.
    • Duration – 20 days on the job, 14 days off the job
    • Credits – 27 credits
    • Why Apply – Learners who complete this skills programme are not only able to use Stick welding in all positions, but are able to use jigs to improve production efficiency and quality of workpieces.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include using welding definitions and symbols, and have the ability to weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process, the gas metal arc welding process, the gas tungsten arc welding process, and the oxy-acetylene gas welding process – all in the down-hand position. They should also be able to manually cut materials using the oxy-acetylene gas cutting process, and braze metals using the oxy-acetylene brazing process.
    • Duration – 50 days on the job, 34 days off the job
    • Credits – 67 credits
    • Why Apply – This programme is suitable for learners looking to get a broader understanding of gas welding, as they get to learn about multiple welding process types – including MIG, Stick and TIG welding – while still being restricted to a single hand position.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to apply worksite best practices, selecting, using, and caring for engineering hand tools, and welding carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions.
    • Duration – 22 days on the job, 15 days off the job
    • Credits – 29 credits
    • Why Apply – This is the ideal skills programme for a learner who is looking to become a specialist in this particular welding process while covering all hand positions in use.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to weld pipe within the stainless steel material group, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions, weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the hand-down position, weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, and weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions.
    • Duration – 44 days on the job, 30 days off the job
    • Credits – 59 credits
    • Why Apply – Apart from being able to use multiple welding processes, and more than one hand position, this programme gives learners the ability to work with stainless steel pipes.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to weld pipe within the aluminium material group, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions.
    • Duration – 60 days on the job, 40 days off the job
    • Credits – 20 credits
    • Why Apply – This is a more comprehensive skills programme that equips learners with the ability to weld stainless steel and aluminium metal group pipes, using all hand positions.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to weld workpieces in the stainless steel material group, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions, weld workpiece within the stainless steel material group, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions, weld workpieces within the aluminium material group, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions, and weld workpieces within the aluminium material group, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions.
    • Duration – 30 days on the job, 20 days off the job
    • Credits – 40 credits
    • Why Apply – Participants in this advanced programme acquire the skills and knowledge to work with both stainless steel and aluminium, and use two welding process types in all hand positions.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to weld carbon steel pipe using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions, weld carbon steel pipe using the cored-wire welding process in all positions, weld carbon steel pipe, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions, weld carbon steel pipe, using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, and cut materials using plasma cutting.
    • Duration – 63 days on the job, 42 days off the job
    • Credits – 84 credits
    • Why Apply – Participants will gain the skills needed to cut carbon steel pipes using a plasma cutter, as well as using multiple welding process types using all hand positions.
    • Outcomes – Learner outcomes include being able to weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position, weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, and weld Carbon steel workpieces, using the shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc combination welding processes in all positions. They should further be able to weld pipe within the stainless steel material group, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions, and weld workpiece within the stainless steel material group, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions.
    • Duration – 52 days on the job, 35 days off the job
    • Credits – 69 credits
    • Why Apply – Participants who complete this skills programme will become coded welders – specialists in working with carbon steel and stainless steel, and making use of combination welding processes.

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