The most common commercial aluminium and aluminium alloy welding methods use an electric arc with either a continuously fed wire electrode with DC current, with and without pulsed current] or a permanent tungsten electrode plus filler wire [with AC current].The arc is protected by argon gas (or argon-helium gas mix) to shield the weld pool and the electrode from the surrounding atmosphere. Arc welding is easy to use, attains a high temperature, provides high heat input and is easy to regulate.


Introduction to Aluminium welding

  • A basic overview of brazing, providing personnel a better understanding of the joining method they are employing.
  • Selecting, assembling and conducting pre-operational checks of brazing equipment.
  • Preparing work pieces prior to Brazing.
  • Preparation and precautions before welding commences.

Welding filler material selection.

Aluminium Metallurgy

  • Properties of aluminium
  • Aluminium alloys and their uses

Aluminium inspection

  • Weld profiles
  • Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)
  • Other flaws

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) of aluminium

  • Flat position fillet welds
  • Flat position groove welds
  • Horizontal position fillet welds
  • Horizontal position groove welds

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) of aluminium

  • Flat position fillet welds
  • Flat position groove welds
  • Horizontal position fillet welds
  • Horizontal position groove welds

Aluminium welding safety

  • Safe welding practices and proper handling of welding equipment

Purpose of the Course

The student will be able to identify various aluminium alloys and their characteristics.

To equip the student with the knowledge to perform Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on aluminium in the flat and horizontal positions to prepare him for the real working environment.

To equip the students with the knowledge for metal preparation, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, safety and metallurgy as they apply to aluminium welding.


4 Weeks


Stainless steel; Carbon Steel; Mild steel; Duplex; Titanium; Aluminium

Career Benefits

-On successful completion of the final exam, the student will display transference of learning by producing a good weld on aluminium which has not been demonstrated.

-The learner will achieve a level of skills which enhances his status in a company or will lead to a formal employment. At the completion of the course each student will receive a certificate of completion, recognized and certified by the relevant local and international stakeholders.

-The successful participant will be able to produce high quality welds, brazing, cuts, and pierces and to solve more advanced welding tasks in all positions within a metal work environment in order to improve productivity and quality within the workplace and improve his won employability

Assessment Method

Throughout the training, continuous assessments are carried out by the way of written tests and practical assignments in order to monitor progress of the trainee and effectiveness of learning.

Costs and Terms of Payment

To enquire for costs of the course, kindly call on 0110426247 or alternatively email us on info@excellsolutions.co.za