Basic Course

The basics of Tig (GTAW) welding at the Welding Academy

If you are interested in learning how to Mig weld and want to acquire new skills, then this is the right course for you. Whether you are self-employed or an adult wanting to change career, or just looking to improve existing welding skills. This one-week training course will allow you to understand Mig welding at the basic home hobbyist experience level.

Cost & Duration of the course


inc. GST

1 week

(4 Hours) per day
(20 Hours) Duration of Course

What will I learn?

Students will learn about the health and safety practices associated with welding, machinery set-up and
basic TIG welding skills in the down hand position. There is a theory element to the course and you will
receive a training workbook including practical exercises.
This course is available during the day and evening hours.
Upon successful completion of the course, student will receive a Welding Academy Certificate of Completion.


Upon completion, the student should be able to:

  • Understand welding safety
  • Understand basic welding theory
  • Understand set up of welding equipment
  • Understand basic operation of TIG equipment

Progression Options

Those completing Week 1 can progress onto Week 2. Learners may also choose to do another process at the same level.



Required equipment

Each Student must outfit themselves with full Personal Protections Equipment (PPE) which includes:

Welding Helmet

Safety Glasses

Steel Cap Boots



Ear Plugs

Dust Masks

 If you have your own PPE please bring it with you. PPE can be purchased from the Welding Academy.


 Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Welding Academy Certificate of

Our Service Level Commitment

 The Welding Academy will ensure that:

  • Your training and assessment programmes are delivered by Tutors highly experienced in the relevant subject matter and the industry.
  • The delivery of training and assessment will focus on your training objectives supported by up to date programmes and learning materials.
  • You will receive training designed to meet your personal learning needs with additional support where appropriate.
  • Training programmes are delivered with your requirements as the focus ensuring total flexibility and on time delivery.
  • You will benefit from a healthy, safe and secure learning environment ensuring equality of opportunity and diversity of contribution to enhance the learning experience.
  • You are given support to achieve high quality personal learning and successful learning transfer to the workplace.
  • The confidentiality of your business development needs is maintained throughout

How to Apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in an application form, you can find links to these on the website –

If you would prefer to be emailed an application form, just call our team on 0800 770092 or email and they will send you one.

Please note, If no cancellation notice is given prior to the start of any class, a portion of, or all of the tuition cost may be forfeited

Bookings & Payments

 Bookings must be confirmed with either a purchase order (Business accounts) or full payment to secure the booking.
Business account customers will be invoiced upon booking; our standard payment terms are 30 days unless otherwise agreed in advance.
Payment can be made internet banking to ANZ Account No: 06 0705 046262700. Use your name as reference

Cancellation Policy

 The Welding Academy accepts customer cancellations without charge up to 7 days prior to commencement of training. Cancellation less than 7 days will incur a 50% course fee. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will incur a 100% course fee. Transfers to alternative course dates will not incur any additional charge to the customer if the transfer is made up to 7 days prior to commencement of training. Where courses are under subscribed The Welding Academy may cancel or re-arrange a course at their discretion. Customers will be notified no later than 10 working days prior to the planned commencement date. Payment must be received 7 days in advance of the course start date (for non- account customers)

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