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Our renowned welding courses teach you industry recognised skills that are invaluable in a range of metal-related trades.

We offer a wide variety of award winning courses in engineering fabrication, providing a strong foundation of industry recognised skills sought after by employers.

You'll learn development drawing, interpretation, ducting, print reading and stainless fabrication. Our courses also cover the fundamentals of cutting, forming and welding, boilder and pressure vessel and welding to the Welding Technology Institute of Australia WTIA (DOL) certification standards.

Job outcomes may include:

  • Boiler maker
  • Leading hand
  • Manufacturing or production manager
  • Sheetmetal worker
  • Trade instructor
  • Welder and a welding supervisor

The welding division of Melbourne Polytechnic's Engineering department offers training in forming, bending, shaping and welding of all types of metals, both ferrous and non-ferrous. Our courses focus on practical experience and knowledge to give you the right skills you will need to confidently enter the industry.

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Top Welding Training Organisation for 2013

We obtained a prestigious win in the Welding Technology Institute of Australia’s (WTIA) annual awards.

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The four streams of study are:

  • Certificate II in Engineering (Fabrication)
  • Certificate III in Engineering (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate IV in Engineering (Post-Trade and Pre-Vocational)
  • Short hands-on courses for beginners and advanced levels of training

The welding division is located at Melbourne Polytechnic's Heidelberg campus. You might also be interested in our Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering courses.

Courses
Certificate II in Engineering - Fabrication
The Fabrication stream of the Certificate II in Engineering will provide you with the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades. You will gain the preparatory skills and knowledge of basic metal fabrication and welding processes that the fabrication industry needs.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Heavy Fabrication
The Heavy Fabrication stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering is an apprenticeship course that will see you master all heavy fabrication techniques. This is an apprenticeship that will equip you with skills to apply straight to the job.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade - Light Fabrication
The Light Fabrication stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Engineering is an apprenticeship course that will see you master sheet metal working techniques that you can apply straight to the job.

Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication
Already working in the metal trades and want to go to the next level? Melbourne Polytechnic's post-trade Certificate IV in Engineering - Fabrication will enhance your existing skills and knowledge through three fabrications streams: light, heavy and welding.

Short Courses
Introduction to Welding - MIG, Arc and Oxyacetylene
Advanced MIG and Arc Welding


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