School of Artisan / Skills


Welding

Welding: L2 - L4


Welders work with metal and know its strength and weaknesses.

If you like the idea of working with metal and building, then welding may be the career path for you!

Welding is the process of joining pieces of metal together, heat is applied to metal pieces and this cause the metals to bond together.

Admission requirements

Grade 10 or equivalent

Career opportunities

Welding inspector
Welding processes
Gas welding

Qualification

Awarded on successful completion of this program

SAQA ID: 651202000

NQF: Level 4

Credits: 130

Duration: 6 Months

Curriculum

Subjects / Modules
  • Introduction to the welding trade, NQF Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Protection, NQF Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • Welding schematics, calculations, welds and welded joints, NQF Level 2, 6 Credits.
  • Weld imperfections, NQF Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • Cutting and gouging, NQF Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • Welding consumable classification and handling, NQF Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • Metals and weldability of metals, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • Fusion welding, NQF Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • Arc welding, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • Gas welding and cutting, NQF Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • Welding codes, standards and parameters, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • Shrinkage, residual stress and distortion, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • Manual Metal Arc, MMA welding process, NQF Level 4, 7 Credits.
  • The Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas/Flux Cored Arc, MIG/MAG/FCAW welding process, NQF Level 7, 7 Credits.
  • Manual Metal Arc, MMA welding process, NQF Level 4, 7 Credits.
  • Welding inspection and quality, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits. Health, Safety, Quality and Legislation, NQF Level 3, 3 Credits.

Practical training modules

This programme requires a practical skill module specifications:

  • Fabricate simple components or work pieces NQF L2
  • Cut, gouge and gas weld material manually NQF L2
  • Perform fillet welds using the shielded metal Arc welding process NQF L3
  • Perform fillet welds using Gas Metal Arc welding process NQF L3
  • Perform fillet welds using the Gas Tungsten Arc welding process NQF L3
  • Perform plate butt welds using the shielded metal Arc welding process NQF L4
  • Perform plate butt welds using the Gas Metal Arc welding process NQF L4
  • Perform plate butt welds using the Gas Tungsten Arc welding process NQF L4
  • Perform pipe welds using the shielded metal Arc welding process NQF L4
  • Perform pipe welds using the Gas Metal Arc welding process NQF L4
  • Perform pipe welds using the Gas Tungsten Arc welding process NQF L4

    The fees structure

    Registration R500.00
    Deposit R1,000.00
    Monthly Inst R900.00 * 6 Months
    Total Course fee R9,600.00