Otago Polytechnic

Introduction to MIG welding

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a MIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld the different types of welds.

About MIG WELDING

  • Deemed a semi-skilled process easier to learn
  • Welds thicker steel components
  • All industry uses MIG so it's a common process
  • Welds stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum
  • Ideal for work at home (e.g. welding trailers, horse floats, garden furniture and gates).
Dates and times 
  Semester one Semester two
Days Monday and Wednesday evenings Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Dates 1 May - 31 May 2017 28 August - 27 September 2017
Times 6.00 - 8.00pm 6.00 - 8.00pm

 

Directions

Classes are held in A block, Forth Street. Click here for a map. 

Materials

All materials for the course are provided. All you need to bring is overalls, safety glasses and steel cap boots. 

Other units available
Unit 21907

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding procedures under supervision

This unit standard is for use in entry-level training of mechanical engineering and related trades. It covers basic welding principles and safe practice under supervision at an introductory level. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of welding principles, quality assurance, and safety, and have demonstrated safe welding practice under supervision.

Please note: This course is run subject to sufficient numbers.

It can also be run as a full week programme. Please contact us for more information about this course, email abeadmin@op.ac.nz

Unit 22906

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of welding low carbon steel

Prerequisite: Unit 21907 - Demonstrate and apply knowledge

This unit standard is for use in the training of people whose work involves welding of low carbon steel, using the Manual Metal Arc (MMAW), Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Flux-cored Arc (FCAW) welding processes.

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of ferrous metals from a welding perspective and of the MMAW, MIG and FCAW processes for welding low carbon steel. They are also able to weld low carbon steel.

Please note: This course is run subject to sufficient numbers.

Please contact us for more information about this course, email abeadmin@op.ac.nz

Unit 22907

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of welding aluminium and stainless steel

Prerequisite: Unit 21907 - Demonstrate and apply knowledge

This unit standard is for use in the training of people whose work involves welding of aluminium and stainless steel, using the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) processes.

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of aluminium and stainless steel from a welding perspective, the TIG process for welding aluminium and welding stainless steel and the MIG process for welding aluminium. They are also able to weld aluminium and stainless steel.

Please note: This course is run subject to sufficient numbers.

Please contact us for more information about this course, email abeadmin@op.ac.nz

For more information

Please email abeadmin@op.ac.nz or phone 0800 762 786 for more information.

To enrol

Please apply online by clicking the blue apply tab at the top of this page and then filling in the online application form. Alternatively, you can complete the short course enrolment form and return it to our Dunedin campus.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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