Welder (First Class) ANZSCO Code 322313

ANZSCO Code 322313

For welders to be able to repair and make products made of metal, it is vital for them to have a strong understanding of a variety of various welding processes.

Occupation description

Welders are responsible for the fabrication and repair of metal goods utilizing a variety of welding processes.

Their work entails that they:

  • studying blueprints, drawings, and specs to figure out what the job calls for.
  • choosing, sanitizing, and getting ready metal supply. 
  • utilizing metal cutting machines, flame cutting torches, and manual tools to cut designated metal parts and shapes.
  • use machine and hand tools, heat, and pounding to shape and bend metal pipes and parts.
  • use hand tools and measuring devices to position the elements that will be linked.
  • bolting, riveting, and a variety of welding processes are used to join metal pieces.
  • checking the precision, penetration, and width of the bead on welds.
  • products for cleaning and finishing.

Occupation description

Stage 1

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will examine your documentation to make sure it satisfies the training and employment criteria and proves you have the required expertise, experience, and knowledge to work as a welder.

Below is information regarding the documentation, training, and employment requirements:

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    Welder (First Class) ANZSCO Code 322313
    • Obtain the Evidence guide to find out what evidence you should provide with your application. 
    • You must also locate information on assessments for your particular occupation if you are on Pathway 1.  1.Observation report  2. Video guide 
    • Please refer to the Pathway 1 Employment Experience Guidelines for details regarding the employment experience criteria for a Pathway 1 application.
    • Please read the Pathway 2 Candidate Guide if you are applying for a Pathway 2 examination.

    Stage 2

    Technical Assessment

    After passing Stage 1, you’ll need to finish a technical evaluation.

    Refer to the Pathway 1 Technical Assessment Guide and the Pathway 2 Candidate Guide for additional details regarding the technical assessment.

    What skills and knowledge do I need?

    This job requires the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade as a prerequisite. In order to receive this certification, you have to prove that you are proficient in the competencies shown in the table on page 3. A subset of the knowledge and abilities needed in Australian businesses are defined in each unit of competency.

    You must achieve 32 units of competency:

    • 12 core units
    • 20 elective units

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    Core Units

    Safety, communication and quality in engineering


    Work in engineering and manufacturing in a safe and efficient manner.


    Arrange and convey data.


    Schedule your work tasks.


    Undertake manual handling*


    Engage in work practices that are environmentally friendly.


    Interact with computing technology*


    Help in the delivery of on-the-job training


    Perform computations*


    Perform engineering measurements*

    Engineering tools


    Use hand tools*


    Use power tools/hand held operations*


    Interpret technical drawing*

    Elective Units


    Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials*

    Welding safety and processes


    Select welding processes*


    Apply safe welding practices*

    Heating, cutting and shaping


    Carry out mechanical cutting*


    Perform manual heating and thermal cutting*


    Execute sophisticated manual gouging, shaping, and heat cutting*.

    Selecting two of the four welding streams listed below is welding.

    i) Manual metal arc welding


    Perform routine manual metal arc welding*


    Use a manual metal arc welding procedure to weld.


    Utilize a manual metal arc welding procedure to perform advanced welding.

    ii) Gas tungsten arc welding


    Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding*


    Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process*


    Utilizing the gas tungsten arc welding technology, perform advanced welding

    iii) Gas metal arc welding


    Execute routine arc welding of gas metal.


    Weld using gas metal arc welding process*


    Use the flux core arc welding technology to perform advanced welding.

    iv) Flux core arc welding


    Perform routine flux core arc welding*


    Weld using flux core arc welding process*


    Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process*

    Select two more units from the list below (they have to be distinct from the streams you have chosen).


    Perform routine manual metal arc welding*


    Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding*


    Perform routine gas metal arc welding*


    Perform routine flux core arc welding*


    Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications*


    Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes*


    Assemble fabricated components*


    Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications*


    Install pipework and pipework assemblies*


    Assemble, swap out, and dismantle engineering components.

    How to Apply

    If you work as a tradesperson, someone who has experience in your field and is familiar with your qualifications will evaluate your skills and experience. As the top trade assessment organization in Australia, VETASSES is capable of evaluating 27 distinct trade occupations.

    Step 1

    Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment.

    Step 2

    Understand the Assessment Process

    Step 3

    Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide

    Step 4

    Find out how much your trade skills assessment will cost upfront.

    Step 5

    Apply now.

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