This qualification, completed as an apprenticeship, is for trades including boilermakers, blacksmiths, welders, sheetmetal workers and others working in the metal fabrication and welding fields — whether you want to pursue the creative, engineering or structural side of fabrication — this is for you!
Please note: A new version of this qualification is now available
You'll gain skills and knowledge to work safely in metal fabrication — including the use of chemicals; and learn how to perform complex measurements, use a variety of industry tools and machinery for different welding processes including flux core arc, and working to quality standards. You'll also learn how to do heat treatments and testing including inspections, set and edit computer controlled machines and processes, and lathe operations.
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This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.
This course is for people employed as apprentice in metal fabrication tradespersons (traditionally known as boilermaker or heavy welder) in the manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will gain the competencies required to work as a tradesperson in these areas.
You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology plus industry-specific skills in metal fabrication that are relevant to your current or intended employment.
The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and our RTO.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.