Arc Welding- Welders Certification Ticket

Ticket 1/1E/2/3/3E/4

Course code MEM40105
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course length Full time: 2 months
Part time: 6-12 months (depends on prior training)
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Full time; Part time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This course is a welding certification, commonly known as a welding ticket, examined by the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia).  The program is designed to provide you with the training and knowledge required to undertake the practical and theoretical examinations for your ticket.

    You will gain experience in the arc welding process as required in the fabrication and welding Industry and specified in the Australian Standard AS1796.

    Successful completion of this course enables you to sit the related WTIA Ticket examinations.

  • Course Structure


    Assessment may be a combination of theoretical and practical tasks and examinations.


    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding
    MEM18001CUse hand tools
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements
    MEM05051ASelect welding processes
    MEM05052AApply safe welding practices
    MEM05015DWeld using manual metal arc welding
    MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing
    MEM05016CPerform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process
    MEM05026CApply welding principals
    MEM05046BPerform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successful completion of this course you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed statement of attainment.


    Successful completion of this course and the WTIA examination will give you the skills necessary to do advanced arc welding in a manufacturing/fabrication engineering company.

    Career Opportunities

    Further studies will enable you to gain additional WTIA Certificates.

    Gaining a WTIA certificate No. 1, No. 1E, No. 2, No. 3, No. 3E, and/or No. 4 in adherence to AS 1796 will allow you to work as a 'coded welder' using the Manual Metal Arc Welding process.

    Becoming a 'coded welder' more often than not results in much higher wages than the typical metal fabrication trades-person, and work is completed at a substantially higher level and is more stringently tested.

  • How to Apply


    When applying online through our Holmesglen Self-Service page; for Application Type select Building and Construction, and for Program of Study , please choose:

    Certificate IV in Engineering

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Electrical & Engineering Department

    03 9209 5690


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Program Fees


    Fees data is currently unavailable for this program. Please contact the department for current fees for this program.

    Electrical & Engineering Department
    03 9209 5690