Optimising Welding Using Shielding Gases

Optimising Welding Using Shielding Gases

This microcredential (MC) is jointly developed by Western Sydney University, the mechanical, mechatronic, and robotic discipline team and BOC, leading industry partner.

Course Design

Entry criteria

Completion of welding apprenticeship, or equivalent welding qualification.

Who would benefit from this microcredential?

  • Welders looking to upskill
  • Metal fabricators
  • Floor and staff managers
  • Unemployer workers looking to enter/re-enter the workforce

Course Structure

This 35-hour microcredential includes:

  • 25-hour face-to-face learning sessions at BOC Minto Technology Centre with:
    • 10 hours face to face knowledge-based learning sessions including a 2 hour lab tour at the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, Kingswood campus, Western Sydney University, via virtual reality.
    • 15 hours face to face hands-on skills development sessions.
    • 10-hour online self-learning and completion tasks using Open Learning platform.
  • 5 hours each day at BOC’s Minto Technology Centre, Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm, including 3 hours of practical.