Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, also sometimes called Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is a process for welding aluminium and other non-ferrous metals. MIG welding is an automatic or semi-automatic process in which a wire connected to a source of direct current acts as an electrode to join two pieces of metal as it is continuously passed through a welding gun. A flow of an inert gas, originally argon, is also passed through the welding gun at the same time as the wire electrode. This inert gas acts as a shield, keeping airborne contaminants away from the weld zone.

Course Outline

  • Understand the equipment, process and the gas shielded metal arc welding technique
  • Operate a portable grinder
  • Carry out:
  • Flat position welding
  • Straight run welding
  • Weaving
  • Butt-joint welding
  • Fillet joint welding
  • Vertical up butt-joint welding
  • Horizontal vertical butt-joint welding
  • Setting of the different current settings on types of welds
  • General Welding Safety and Health

Purpose of the Course

– To train the student to weld metal much more quickly than traditional “stick welding” techniques and to use the complex MIG welding equipment.

-To train the student to adapt to welding softer metals such as aluminium using semi inert gases such as carbon dioxide which can be a cost effective method.

-To provide the student with the capability to weld non-ferrous metals and produce clean, continuous weld with very little splatter.

-To equip the student with the knowledge to use the different sizes of electrodes that are made from a number of metal types to match the welding application

-The successful participant will be able 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.


4 Weeks


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

Career Benefits

The learner will achieve a level of skills which enhances his status in a company or will lead to a formal employment. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform general entry level structural welding in fabrication shop, machine shop, petrochemical, power plant and refineries. 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 course is aligned to the unit standards which form part of most qualifications in the automotive, electrical and engineering related sectors.

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

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