Introductory Welding for Five Weeks

Introductory Welding

This course is intended for absolute beginners or those who may have already done some basic welding, those who wish to learn basic Manual Metal Arc Welding (Arc), Gas Metal Arc Welding (Mig), and oxyacetylene welding.

Safety requirements, setting up equipment and basic welding on mild steel are also covered in the course. It is suitable for the home handy person, panel beater, mechanic, farmer or engineering welder re-skilling.

Course code

TSCFCRI

Level

2

Credits

1.0

Estimated hours

12.5

Cost

$300.00 (Domestic)
$354.00 (International)

Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Safely use ARC, MIG and gas welding/cutting equipment as appropriate to the student needs
  • Set up for welding
  • Produce a weld to a specific standard
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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 12 February -
Tuesday 12 March

6pm-9pm

Christchurch - Ensors Road
Wednesday 13 February -
Wednesday 13 March

6pm-8.30pm

Timaru
Tuesday 21 May -
Tuesday 18 June

6pm-9pm

Christchurch - Ensors Road
Wednesday 22 May -
Wednesday 19 June

6pm-8.30pm

Timaru
Tuesday 27 August -
Tuesday 24 September

6pm-9pm

Christchurch - Ensors Road
Wednesday 28 August -
Wednesday 25 September

6pm-8.30pm

Timaru