Introduction to Welding and Thermal Cutting
Gain a foundation of basic welding skills
This course, intended for absolute beginners as well as those with some experience, aims to introduce basic knowledge and skills in Manual Metal Arc (Arc), Gas Metal Arc (Mig), Gas Tungsten Arc (Tig) and Oxy-Acetylene welding as well as Oxy-Acetylene and Plasma cutting.
Each of the five evening sessions focuses on a different process and covers safety requirements, setting up the equipment and basic welding or cutting of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. The course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn the basics, whether you’re working in a related trade, you’re a home handy person or you simply want to re-skill.
Estimated hours - 15
- Safely use welding/cutting equipment
- Set up for welding/cutting
- Produce welds and/or cuts at a beginner level
Please note: You will be charged an associated external fee (if applicable) plus a portion of the compulsory Student Services Levy that supports our services available to students. For full information on the compulsory Student Services Levy, 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