Welding Training Modules

The NZ Modular Training Scheme for the Joining of Materials - an Overview

The NZ Modular Training Scheme for the Joining of Materials is a training resource for the welding of metals. At present there are 16 modules available, each available in the form of "Teaching Worksheets" (for an instructor) and as a "Student Workbook" (for the learner).

The Teaching Worksheets contain a set of OHP transparency masters covering safety, process theory and basic quality assurance, along with guidance on training and assessment exercises. The Student Workbook provides theory notes to each OHP transparency in the Teaching Notes, detailed practical welding exercises and multi-choice questions for self assessment.

The training modules are suitable for use by training providers (eg Polytechnics) and by companies for in-house training, and are intended for live teaching situations where the theory aspects can be explained and welding techniques demonstrated. Once this has been done the learner has a permanent reference for revising the theory and practising the actual welding as required.

The modules cover modern technology and emphasise safety, economical work practice and quality assurance as applied to welding fabrication. Typical industry welding and fabrication codes and standards are introduced to ensure the relevance of the training.

Each module provides the necessary training for a Unit Standard on the NZ Qualifications Framework for the new engineering qualifications, and are ideal preparation for a range of welder performance qualification tests such as NZS 4711, BS EN 287 or its ISO equivalent ISO 9906.

Welding Training Modules

All available from the HERA Information Centre.

Code

Title

ARC WELDING PROCESSES

WELDING STEEL

MMAW CS1

Manual Metal Arc Welding 1
Introduces MMAW ("stick" welding) and trains to a basic level for light to medium general purpose mild steel fabrication
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2682 Weld steel up to 10mm thick with the manual metal arc welding process in the downhand positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- BS EN 287.1:horizontal-vertical position, 6mm butt weld

MMAW CS2

Manual Metal Arc Welding 2
Progresses from MMAW 1 to the standard required for structural steelwork as required by industries such as construction and heavy transport
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2671 Weld structural steelwork with the manual metal arc welding process in the downhand positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- NZS 4711 mild steel or hydrogen controlled electrodes flat position
- BS EN 287.1:horizontal-vertical position, 12mm butt weld
- AS/NZS 1554.1 Section 4.11.2(c)

MMAW CS3

Manual Metal Arc Welding 3
Progresses from MMAW 2 to the standard of a competent tradesperson able to weld in all positions.
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2685 Weld structural steelwork with the manual metal arc welding process in all positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- NZS 4711 mild steel or hydrogen controlled electrodes horizontal-vertical, vertical and overhead positions
- BS EN 287.1:overhead position, 12mm butt weld
- AS/NZS 1554.1 Section 4.11.2(c)

GMAW CS1

Gas Metal Arc Welding 1
Introduces GMAW ("MIG" welding) and trains to a basic level for light to medium general purpose mild steel fabrication
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit standard 2672 Weld steel up to 6mm thick with the manual gas arc welding process
Suitable welder qualification tests
- BS EN 287.1:vertical position, 1.6mm butt weld

GMAW CS2

Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
Progresses from GMAW 1 to the standard required for structural steelwork as required by industries such as building and heavy transport. Includes Flux Cored Arc Welding
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2673 Weld structural steelwork with the gas metal arc welding process in the downhand positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- NZS 4711:either GMAW or FCAW, downhand position
- BS EN 287.1:either GMAW or FCAW, flat position, 12mm butt weld

GMAW CS3

Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
Progresses from GMAW CS2 to the standard of a competent tradesperson able to use both GMAW solid wire and cored wire (gas shielded flux cored arc welding) for positional welding
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2684 Weld structural steelwork with the gas metal arc welding processes in all positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- NZS 4711:either GMAW or FCAW, horizontal-vertical, vertical and overhead positions
- AS/NZS 1554.1 Section 4.11.2(c)
- BS EN 287:either GMAW or FCAW, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions

WELDING STAINLESS STEEL

GTAW SS1

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1
Introduces GTAW ("TIG" welding) and trains to the level required for light stainless steel fabrication
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2676 Weld stainless steel sheet with the gas tungsten arc welding process
Suitable welder qualification tests
- BS EN 287.1:horizontal-vertical position, 3mm butt weld
- AS/NZS 1554.6 Section 4.12.2(c)

GTAW SS2

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2
Progresses from GTAW 1 to the standard required in the fabrication of food processing equipment as used in the dairy industry
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2688 Weld stainless steel tube in position with the gas tungsten arc welding process
Suitable welder qualification tests
- NZS 4703 Welder qualification tests for stainless steel pipe for the dairy industry
- AS/NZS 1554.6 Section 4.12.2(c)
- BS EN 287.1:stainless steel pipe 100mm diameter, 45 degree position

GMAW SS1

Gas Metal Arc Welding 1
Welding Steel GMAW 1 is the prerequisite to this module which covers the specific requirements of stainless steel fabrication with the semi-automatic processes. GMAW solid wire, GMAW-Pulsed and FCAW are all included
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2674 Weld stainless steel plate with the gas metal arc welding processes in the downhand positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- AS/NZS 1554.6 Section 4.12.2(c)
- BS EN 287.1:stainless steel flat position, 10mm butt weld

GMAW SS2

Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
Progresses from Welding Stainless Steel GMAW 1 to cover the welding of sheet and positional welding with GMAW solid wire, GMAW-Pulsed and FCAW
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2687 Weld stainless steel sheet and plate with the gas metal arc welding processes in all positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- AS/NZS 1554.6 Section 4.12.2(c)
- BS EN 287.1:stainless steel, vertical position, 3.2 and 6mm

WELDING ALUMINIUM

GTAW AL1

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1
GTAW ("TIG" welding) aluminium for industries such as marine and transport fabrication in the downhand position
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2677 Weld aluminium with the gas tungsten arc welding process in the downhand positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- BS EN 287.2:flat position, 6mm butt weld
- AS 1665

GTAW AL2

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2
Progresses from GTAW 1 to the welding of aluminium in all positions
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2689 Weld aluminium with the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- BS EN 287.2:overhead position, 6mm butt weld
- AS 1665

GMAW AL1

Gas Metal Arc Welding 1
GMAW (MIG) welding of aluminium in the downhand position for fabrication such as marine and transport
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2675 Weld aluminium with the gas metal arc welding process in the downhand positions
Suitable welder qualification tests - BS EN 287.2:flat position, 6mm butt weld
- AS 1665

GMAW AL2

Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
Progresses from Welding Aluminium GMAW 1 to cover positional welding with GMAW and GMAW-Pulsed
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2686 Weld aluminium with the gas metal arc welding process in all the positions
Suitable welder qualification tests
- BS EN 287.2:overhead position, 6mm butt weld
- AS 1665

OTHER PROCESSES

OAW

Oxyacetylene Welding
OAW ("gas" welding) covering the fusion welding of mild steel, braze (bronze) welding, and introduces cast iron fusion and bronze welding
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2678 Join metals using oxyacetylene equipment

MTC

Manual Thermal Cutting
Covers oxyfuel gas cutting, plasma arc cutting and air carbon arc gouging. Applicable to a wide range of industries including automotive, metal fabrication and plant maintenance
Relevant NZQA qualification - Unit Standard 2683 Cut metals using manual thermal processes

PRICES
Teaching Worksheets - supplied in quality 3 ring folder, includes assessment tests for theory knowledge, record sheet for learners achievement and OHP transparency masters (note that transparencies are not included; make your own on any photocopier using transparency film) $25 (GST incl)

Student Workbook - includes theory notes and practical exercises, $18 (GST incl)