Perform gas metal arc welding operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AUMGTW3005, 'Perform gas metal arc welding operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine job requirements

1.1. Job specifications and requirements are interpreted and determined from job sheets and / or work instructions

1.2. Appropriate OH&S practices are identified in accordance with OHS, legislative and organisation requirements

2. Plan and prepare to undertake the work

2.1. Resources required to satisfy the work plan are identified, obtained and inspected for compliance with the job specifications

2.2. Relevant plans, drawings and texts are selected and interpreted in accordance with the work plan

2.3. Correct size, type and quantity of materials/components are determined, obtained and inspected for compliance with the job specifications

2.4. Work is planned in detail including sequencing and prioritising considerations

2.5. Work area is prepared in accordance with work requirements and organisation procedures

2.6. Potential hazards are identified and prevention and/or control measures are selected in accordance with the work plan and site procedures

2.7. Safety clothing and protective equipment are used according to OHS and organisation requirements

3. Weld materials/job

3.1. Materials for welding are prepared and aligned in accordance with the work plan and specifications

3.2. Distortion prevention measures are identified and applied in accordance with job requirements

3.3. Equipment start-up procedures follow company standard operating procedures

3.4. Test runs are undertaken in accordance with the work plan and job requirements

3.5. Materials are welded using GMAW process to Australian Standards or equivalent, in accordance with the work plan and specifications

3.6. Welds are cleaned using appropriate tools and techniques in accordance with the work plan

4. Check completed work for conformation to specification

4.1. Weld specifications are confirmed by non-destructive testing and inspection, in accordance with standard work practices

4.2. Defects are identified and repaired using appropriate techniques and in accordance with the work plan

4.3. Work is completed and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with company requirements

4.4. Work area is cleared of waste, cleaned, restored and secured in accordance with organisation procedures

4.5. Plant, tools and equipment are maintained and stored in accordance with organisation procedures

4.6. Work completion details are finalised in accordance with organisation procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

AUMGTW3005 appears in the following qualifications:

  • AUM30212 - Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing Technical Operations - Bus, Truck and Trailer