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Welder (First Class)

Welder (First Class)
ANZSCO Code: 322313

Welders fabricate and repair metal products using various welding techniques.

Occupation description

Welders fabricate and repair metal products using various welding techniques.

Their job involves:

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.
  • selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock.
  • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines.
  • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering.
  • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting.
  • examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision.
  • finishing and cleaning products.

How will I be assessed?

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will review your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and indicates that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as a Welder. 

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:

Technical Assessment

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical interview with our assessor. The technical interview will be conducted in English with no interpreters allowed.

For more information about the technical interview, see the Stage 2 Assessment Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 


Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 


Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 


Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 


Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 


Step 5


You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website: http://training.gov.au/Search.

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application