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NMIT welding course wins prestigious WTIA award

15 May 2014

NMIT has scored a prestigious win as the Top Welding Training Organisation for 2013 in the Welding Technology Institute of Australia’s (WTIA) annual awards.

The WTIA is the national body representing the Australian welding industry, and the annual awards are highly valued in the industry.

The WTIA’s recognition of NMIT’s excellence in teaching standards and facilities is greatly appreciated by Jim Crockett, Program Coordinator, Metal Fabrication

‘The welding trainers all take great pride in helping our students become the best in their industry, but it’s great to have this acknowledgement of our efforts,’ he said.

NMIT is regarded as a leader in post-trade welding certification, with state-of-the-art training facilities at NMIT’s Heidelberg campus, and training that includes hard to come by skills such as pressure plate, stainless steel, and pipe welding.

In fact, NMIT has Victoria’s largest intake of welders, who get broad exposure to all the different metals and methods currently in use. ‘If there’s a metal that can be welded,’ said Jim Crockett, ‘we can teach it.’

Students who complete their post-trade welding certification at NMIT are compliant with the Australian Standard 1796-2001, and often go on to work in specialised and highly paid roles in the building and construction industry. Former students who go on to manage teams often send their own staff back for post-trade certification, such is the quality of the training.

The award was presented to NMIT at the WTIA Awards Presentation Dinner on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 in Sydney, Australia.


Photograph:  One of NMIT’s expert welding teachers in action.

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Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE trades as NMIT and Melbourne Polytechnic across six campuses and six specialist training centres throughout Melbourne’s north and south east plus a regional campus at Ararat. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.

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