Welding

Join us at SGSCC for this fun and hands-on welding class, where you will learn stick and mig (gas and gasless) electric welding in steel. Learn how to weld and get started with your own welding projects! Mainly catering for beginners learning from scratch, those that haven’t welded for a long time are also welcome. If you want to buy a machine and set it up at home safely, we will discuss this and what machine to purchase for your particular need.

We learn on a variety of welding machines with different amperages and the different adjustment knobs that are available at present. You are encouraged to practice on all these machines over the 8 weeks, so that at the end of the course you will be able to adjust most machines available at present. We don’t weld stainless steel or aluminium but will discuss the differences in welding techniques and different machines needed to do so.

All levels of experience welcome, with a focus on beginners learning from scratch. Women encouraged. $20 charge payable to tutor on first class.

Class Outline

  • Week 1: Safety discussion, starting stick welding
  • Week 2: Stick welding – flat weld
  • Week 3: Stick welding – fillet welds
  • Week 4: Mig welding- starting, flat panels gas and gasless
  • Week 5: Mig welding fillet welds gas and gasless
  • Week 6: Stick and mig gas and gaslesswelding practice at both welding different thicknesses
  • Week 7: Stick and mig gas and gasless welding practice at both start class project
  • Week 8: Stick and mig gas and gasless welding practice at both finish class project

Students note, if you have a project of your own, tell tutor and bring it after week 5

Class Outcomes:

To have the student learn to stick and mig weld safely, to recognise a sound weld and be able to adjust any machine to achieve a sound welding technique

Safety Clothing must be worn as follows:

  • Long sleeve cotton shirt and collar
  • Long cotton pants
  • Sturdy boots
  • Glasses and other safety equipment will be provided

Please Note:

  • If a student arrives and is not wearing the above safe clothing they will not be able to participate in the class for the day.
  • Pregnant ladies and people with pacemakers or other medical devices are not advised to do welding.

Any class requirements will be discussed by tutor during first lesson. Enter via the right hand driveway and head down to the rear carpark behind the main buildings where you will find the standalone building for your class.

About the Tutor:

'Phil has been welding steel for over 40 years. For all this time his hobby has been repairing VW beetles and combis, which mainly concentrates on thin metal welding. In his working life, he has been a tennis coach/court proprietor, a French polisher and a handyman, so over the years he has welded all the thicknesses of steel that 240 volt welders will do, and also has a good knowledge of all sorts of paints applied on all surfaces. He is mainly experienced in mig and stick and has also done a lot of oxy acetylene welding. Over these years he has taught basic welding to novices.'

What our students are saying:

"Fantastic. I enjoyed and learnt so much last term I came back again! Very good. I am enjoying this course so much and learning so much I am going to do a 3rd term! Phil was very patient and explained things again and again till I understood.", Georgia

"I feel I have learnt many new things and new techniques. Very clear and simple to understand. A very good course made better by the teacher who was most helpful at all times. I was very happy overall. The teacher in charge of welding is a credit to the college and it was a pleasure learning at this College", Michael

"Very enjoyable. All good – would not change the content or manner it was delivered. Fantastic teacher, very knowledgeable., Raymond

$219 Limited inc GST / $208.10
Welding

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