About this course

Farm workshops can be an amazingly rewarding place when everything goes to plan, but have you ever undertaken a fabrication project with no hiccups? This short course reinforces the basic skills required to be productive in the workshop whilst also highlighting hazards and risks and how these can be managed by using personal protective equipment and correct procedures.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • identifying hazards and assessing risks in the workshop
  • the safe use of power tools
  • weld preparation processes such as cutting, gauging and grinding
  • welding using both manual metal and gas metal arc welding.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $1,110 GST-free (Nil to eligible applicants)
Accredited Course: Yes


Learn about and practice

  • workshop safety
  • welding safety
  • power tools and their use
  • welding preparation and process
  • manual metal arc welding (stick)
  • gas metal arc welding (MIG)
  • plasma and oxy/LPG cutting.

$750 GST-free (Nil to eligible applicants)

*Fully subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible applicants To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

  • Workshop orientation
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Power tool selection, use and maintenance
  • Bench grinder - set tool rest and dress grinder wheel
  • Sharpen drill bits
  • Oxy/plasma cut
  • Grind for weld preparation
  • Perform fillet, butt and plug welds using MMAW and GMAW
  • Perform weave weld
  • Perform multi layer weld
  • Repair or fabricate structure

  • Participants are provided with a course folder containing resources such as safety and procedure booklets, colour pictures of weld preparation and processes as well as laminated cheat sheets for the Workshop or Toolbox.
  • The course is delivered in a farm workshop sheltered from wind and moisture. The requirement is simply a 240 volt power supply with 20 amp Residual Current Devices (RCDs) connected.
  • PPE (welding jackets, helmets, gloves, safety goggles) allocated to each person at start of day and sanitised at end of day.

Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

  • AHCINF204 - Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures

Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.

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