What do Welders Do?

A welder fabricates and puts together metal parts.  They do this through the use of various machines that create intense heat,  they also smooth and polish the metal surfaces once welded together.  Welders must have the ability to study blueprints or project specifications in addition to calculating the dimensions of the parts to be welded.  Welders also inspect materials or structures that need welding,  monitor the process of welding as a caution for overheating and maintain welding machinery and equipment they work with.

A good welder usually has the ability to remain very detail focused at all times.  They should also be very familiar with the latest welding tools and methods.  In addition,  it’s helpful to have a vast amount of knowledge of different welding design techniques and equipment preferences.  Welding also requires someone with a confident building and construction ability to ensure effective repair and equipment maintenance.  A person with excellent construction skills ususlally has a very logical mind and excels in problem-solving situations.  A well-rounded mathematics understanding is a valuable trait for welders to have – it isn’t necessarily a requirement for a job,  but is attractive to employers looking hire a welder to perform many different tasks on the job site.

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Minimum Requirements?

Grade 9

Career Opportunities:

There are many industries where employment is possible, to name a few:  The motor manufacturing industry, electricity supply industry, explosives and allied industries, metal industry, railway undertakings, heavy and light engineering industries, gate and fence industry and of course self-employment with enough experience.

  • BASIC WELDING
  • COMPREHENSIVE WELDING
  • WELDING APPRENTICESHIP
  • WELDING TRADE TEST

This course focuses on teaching the student the basics needed to work with welding equipment. This course focuses on the ARC welding technique. ARC welding is a process that is used to join metal to metal by using electricity to create enough heat to melt metal, and the melted metals when cool result in a binding of the metals.

Course Content:

Module 1: Safety and Building Industry

Module 2: Shield metal Arc welding

Module 3: Gas, Metal Arc welding

Module 4: Gas, Tungsten Arc welding

Module 5: Oxy Acetylene Welding

Module 6: Oxy Acetylene Brazing

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R10 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 15 working days (3 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 243063 – Weld carbon steel work pieces using shielded metal arc welding process in the hand-down position
  • 116520 – Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace
  • 243053 – Weld carbon steel workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in all positions
  • 243064 – Weld carbon steel workpieces, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions
  • 243058 – Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions
  • 12238 – Draw and interpret simple engineering drawings
  • 243055 – Prepare and secure work pieces for welding (includes the use of manipulators)

In this course we focus on different welding techniques, including CO2 TIG Mild steel (the welding wire wound in coil is automatically fed int the welding torch by the feeding motor), CO2 Aluminium/ Stainless Steel (working with thin sections of stainless steel and other non-ferrous metals)

Course Content:

Safety and Building Industry

Shield metal Arc welding

Oxy Acetylene Welding

Oxy Acetylene Brazing

Gas,  Metal Arc welding

Select, correctly assemble and conduct pre-operational checks of gas tungsten arc welding equipment

Prepare pipes prior to welding

Weld Pipes

Inspect welded pipes

Gas, Tungsten Arc welding

Care for and store welding consumables and equipment

Describe and assemble gas tungsten arc welding equipment

Select, correctly assemble and conduct pre-operational checks of gas tungsten arc welding equipment

Prepare pipes prior to welding

Weld Pipes

Inspect welded pipes

Care for and store welding consumables and equipment

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R32 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 45 working days (9 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Certificate of Completion

During the apprenticeship, all apprentices will be supported by a mentor. 
For more information please contact the office.

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R42 000.00 per year

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

The course is over a period of 3 years, where 14 weeks a year is at the college and the rest is done within job placement.

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

This course is for the welder with experience that would like to write his trade test. This will ensure you are prepared before writing the test by practically testing all aspects and identifying the gaps.

Course Content:

Cut, Gouge and Gas weld ferrous materials (10%)

Weld Ferrous materials including stainless steel.  Using shielded metal arc welding (30%)

Weld Ferrous and non-Ferrous materials using gas metal arc welding process (30%)

Weld Ferrous and non-Ferrous materials using the gas tungsten arc welding process (30%)

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R14 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 20 working days (4 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

Full Welding qualification with practical experience.

OR

N1 and N2 with 3 years practical experience

OR

6 years of experience in the field with no formal qualification

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Certificate of Completion

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