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Occupational Certificate: Welder

SAQA ID: 94100, 373 Credits, Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

This comprehensive course is designed to equip learners with the skills necessary to excel in the field of welding, adhering to both national and international standards. The primary focus is on preparing individuals to join metal products through electric arc or gas welding processes in accordance with Welding Procedure Specifications. The curriculum covers a range of essential techniques, including cutting, gouging, and gas welding of ferrous materials, along with the production of fillet welds, plate welds, and pipe welds using various welding processes. This qualification addresses the urgent demand for skilled artisans in welding across diverse industries, such as manufacturing, mining, and petro-chemical, but also contributes to the economic development of the nation, particularly in crucial sectors like power supply.

 

The journey to your RED SEAL: This is a Occupation Trade that requires a RED SEAL to practise as a designated Electrician as per article Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

 

 

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Training

Runs with Part 1

 

Logbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

+- 18 months

 

Observation & Logbook

Trade Test for
RED SEAL

 

Features & Benefits

  • This qualification consists of Compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill, and Work Experience Modules 

 

  • The South African qualification for Welder is on par with 42 countries that align with the International Institute of Welding (IIW) guidelines on training and welding education.

 

  • The curriculum used by these international institutions has been emulated in the South African Qualification to allow learners to be functional and ready to cope with the working environment.   

 

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies.

 

  • Students get access to our online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.   

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR
  • N1 Pass (with mathematics and science) OR
  • Vocational or Further Education Certificate at any level OR
  • Recognition of prior learning through an RPL process

 

IMPORTANT: If you don't meet our minimum entry requirement, you can still apply for special admission, regardless of what formal education you have. Please note that there are terms and conditions for this application, and all approvals will be made at the discretion of Academic Board.

Regulatory Information

 

Qualifying for external assessment: In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.

 

An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

The external assessment model requires that the external assessment will be conducted through practical task at an accredited trade test centre. The examination and practical tasks will be concluded at an accredited assessment centre and marked by registered assessors. The trade test will be conducted over a period of two working days. 

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series, i5, 16GB

R16 500.00 Learn More

The laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. 

Core Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 8GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11

R18 000.00 Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor-heavy tasks.

Medium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 16GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 16GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

R25 500.00  Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

Dell G15 5511, 11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia RTX3050ti w/4GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 11 Pro (64 Bit)

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning
      • Duration: +-12 Months
      • Classes conducted 5 days a week, 3-6 hours/day
      • Theory modules classes can be attended on campus AND/OR Online
      • Practical modules and exercises must be done on campus

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Welder-Fabricator
    • Pipe Welder
    • Structural Welder
    • Underwater Welder
    • Welding Inspector
    • Aerospace Welder
    • Automotive Welder
    • Military Support Welder
    • Welding Educator/Instructor
    • International Welding Practitioners.
    • International Welding Specialists.
    • Welding Inspector
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

     

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On-Campus only)
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide
    • Access to myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets
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What you get

Occupational Certificate: Welder (RED SEAL)

 

  • The student will receive a occupational certificate from the QCTO when he passes the relevant trade test.

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs in Parallel with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Training

Runs in Parallel with Part 1

 

Practical Logbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

Complete in +- 18 months

 

Employer Practical Observation & Logbook

Trade Test for
RED SEAL

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

* As per Communique 2 of 2022 from the Council of Higher Education, all programs accredited for contact mode only may be offered in all delivery modes for the 2023 academic year. 

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#AnywhereAnytime

#Accessibility

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Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online
Learning

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online
Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Welder-Fabricator. 

Important Notes

This qualification covers the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:

  • 60719: Aircraft Welder (Aerospace).
  • 60690: Aircraft Welder (Aerospace).
  • 60762: Aircraft Welder (TRANSNET).
  • 60756: Automotive Acetylene & Electrical Welder (Motor).
  • 61289: Automotive Acetylene and Electrical Welder (Motor).
  • 60772: Welder (Chemical, Oil and Allied).
  • 60778: Welder (Sugar).
  • 60784: Welder (Mining).
  • 60728: Welder (Mining).
  • 60693: Welder (Automobile Manufacturing).
  • 60697: Welder (ESKOM).
  • 60702: Welder (Explosives).
  • 60709: Welder (Government).
  • 60723: Welder (Metal).
  • 60734: Welder (TRANSNET). 
Introduction to the welding trade (NQF2)
 
Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Protection (NQF2)
 
Welding schematics, calculations, welds and welded joints (NQF2)
 
Weld imperfections (NQF2)
 
Cutting and gouging (NQF2)
 
Welding consumable classification and handling (NQF2)
 
Metals and weldability of metals (NQF3)
 
Fusion welding (NQF3)
 
Arc welding (NQF3)
 
Gas welding and cutting (NQF3)
 
Welding codes, standards and parameters (NQF4)
 
Shrinkage, residual stress and distortion (NQF4)
 
Manual Metal Arc, MMA welding process (NQF4)
 
The Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas/Flux Cored Arc, MIG/MAG/FCAW welding process (NQF7)
 
Manual Metal Arc, MMA welding process (NQF4)
 
Welding inspection and quality (NQF4)
 
Fabricate simple components or work pieces (NQF2)
 
Cut, gouge and gas weld material manually (NQF2)
 
Perform fillet welds using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (NQF3)
 
Perform fillet welds using the Gas Metal Arc Welding process (NQF3)
 
Perform fillet welds using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (NQF3)
 
Perform plate butt welds using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (NQF4)
 
Perform plate butt welds using the Gas Metal Arc Welding process (NQF4)
 
Perform plate butt welds using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (NQF4)
 
Perform pipe welds using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (NQF4)
 
Perform pipe welds using the Gas Metal Arc Welding process (NQF4)
 
Perform pipe welds using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (NQF4)
 
Cut and gouge a range of materials in the workplace (NQF2)
 
Produce a range of fillet welds using various welding processes in a workplace (NQF4)
 
Care for, control and handle consumables and materials in a workshop (NQF2)
 
Produce a range of plate welds using various welding processes in a workplace (NQF4)
 
Team work, communication and reporting in the workplace (NQF3)
 
Produce a range of pipe welds using various welding processes in a workplace (NQF4)
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 08 July 2024
    Late Registration In Progress
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 10 February 2025
    17 February 2025
    Full Time, Contact

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