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Welding FAQ

 

WILL MY WELDING QUALIFICATION BE NATIONALLY/INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED?
DTE welding qualifications are recognised world wide by the mining, construction, oil & gas, marine and offshore industry to name a few. All Training provided by DTE follows strict guidelines of MEM05 Metal & Engineering Training, endorsed by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Once you have successfully completed the units of competency and passed the CODING exams your qualification is internationally recognised.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO BECOME A CODED WELDER?
The duration is dependent on your previous qualifications, skills and ability to learn. The experienced Welders may take as little as a week to pass the coding tests. As a general rule, a complete begginer will require 4 to 6 weeks of training to reach a coding standard.

WHAT ARE THE EARNING PROSPECTS OF DTE WELDING GRADUATES?
Welding is currently listed on the national skills need list. With the recent mining and construction boom welding has become one of the highest paid and sought after trades in Australia. DTE graduates could expect to earn triple figure income on offshore projects and have their investment paid off within the first month of working as a coded welder.

WHO DO I NEED TO CONTACT TO ESTABLISH IF I AM ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE CTF WELDING SUBSIDY?
The final decision to award the subsidy lies with the Construction and Training Fund and the guidelines can be seen on www.bcitf.org or by contacting us on 9528 8888.

CAN THESE WELDING COURSES ATTRACT YOUTH ALLOWANCE, AUSTUDY AND ABSTUDY PAYMENTS?
Yes.

WILL PRIOR SKILLS RECOGNITION (RPL/RCC) BE APPLIED?
Where a client/student requests assessment through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or the Recognition of Current Competencies, that client is required to supply the appropriate evidence to undergo the assessment. A checklist of evidence will be developed for the required Unit of Competency. The RPL/RCC process is generally a combination of written/oral questions, practical demonstrations, log books, letters from direct supervisors, photo or video evidence and a detailed work history.

CAN I GET A LOAN TO DO A COURSE?
DTE can organise your loan through Complete Financial Services. Any candidates that require a loan should request a loan form from our administration department.