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Advanced Poly Welding Course

PSAH Training and Recruitment (RTO#45691) offers the nationally recognised Advanced Poly Welding Course with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students and employers. This course includes the following units:

PSAH Training and recruitment have developed the Advanced Poly Welding Course to provide the plastic piping industry with a rigorous and comprehensive Poly Welding course that is relative to the welding methods and machinery typically used in the construction of Polyethylene plastic pressure pipelines. The Advanced Poly Welding Course allows companies and their employees to be trained and assessed in the processes used in the mobilisation of the welding machinery, the installation of Polyethylene pipework using the Butt welding and Electrofusion welding methods, and then demobilisation of the welding equipment. PSAH Training and recruitment trainers and assessors are McElroy certified Butt welding instructors and are certified in the fusing of small, medium, and large diameter Butt welding methods. PSAH Training and recruitment deliver our training and assessment in line with McElroy Manufacturing Industry guidelines, and the Plastics Industry Piping Association of Australia guidelines

  • PIPA POP001 Electrofusion jointing of PE pipes and fittings for pressure applications
  • PIPA POP003 Butt fusion jointing of PE pipes and fittings – Recommended parameters
  • PIPA POP004 Polyethylene pipe and fitting compounds
  • PIPA POP 005 Packaging, handling and storage of polyethylene pipes and fittings
  • PIPA POP014 Assessment of polyethylene welds
  • The International standard for Butt fusion of Polyethylene pipe – ISO 21307-2017 Plastic pipes and fittings – Butt fusion jointing procedures for Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings used in the construction of gas and water distribution systems

Where can it take your career?

The Advanced Poly Welding Course is the latest nationally accredited qualification of competency designed for students who want to achieve success in the welding industry.

This course is perfect for learners who are seeking to gain the knowledge and skills to weld polyethylene (PE) plastic pipelines undertaken in the field and in factory conditions, where pipelines may be for transmission of gas or liquids,

How is the course delivered?

Training is delivered via face to face training and assessment.

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed in 4 days.

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 32 hours, depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

Note: Please read PSAH Training and Recruitment Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

What will you learn in this course?

This course is designed to develop your expertise in industrial welding. Among others, you will learn to:

  • Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines
  • Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines
  • Load and unload plant
  • Basic chainsaw safety

How is the course structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Face to face training delivery
  • Trainer demonstration and Return demonstration
  • Self-paced learning
  • Scenario-based assessments
  • Practical skills demonstration assessments
  • Questioning – Written or Verbal

What are the entry requirements?

At the time of enrolment, the student must:

  • be 18 years old and above
  • have at least Year 10 English proficiency level or equivalent
  • have basic numeracy skills in relation to equipment operating capacities

Prior to performing this activity, skills, and knowledge should be developed for the individual plant. The student must hold a ticket in the piece of plant equipment they will be loading and unloading for this unit. This can be achieved through completing the equivalent operator unit (e.g. RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations) or being assisted by someone who has acquired through training, qualification, or experience the knowledge and skills to carry out the task.

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, it is no longer a requirement to hold an earthmoving or particular crane (EPC) certificate to operate the following types of equipment:

Licence CodeDescription
LBFront-end loader backhoe
LBGBridge and gantry (remote control) crane
LLFront-end loader
LRRoad roller
LSSkid steer loader

EPC licences issued prior to July 2008: Operators who hold tickets for EPC classes should retain this as evidence of having undertaken training and assessment in the operation of the particular plant.

What are the resources needed to complete the course?

To support you in your new course with PSAH Training and Recruitment, we will provide access to:

  • Learner Guides
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Standards
  • Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)
  • All machineries and materials including:
    • Hydraulic activated butt welding machines
    • Calibrated output electrofusion control units
    • Pipe supports
    • Measurement devices, including:
      • Pressure gauges
      • Timers
      • Temperature probes
      • Callipers
      • Computer-based pressure/temperature monitors
    • Chainsaw
    • Cleaning equipment
    • Spray equipment
  • Additional tools and equipment will be selected as required from:
    • Hand tools used in this process
    • Hoists/lifting equipment not requiring any special permits or licences
    • Manual handling aids, such as hand carts and trolleys
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) including:
    • Welding helmets/goggles
    • Respirators
    • Earmuffs/earplugs
    • Dry leather welding gloves
    • Leather apron
  • for loading and unloading plant
    • plant to load and unload
    • trailer or floar
    • signage or barriers
    • loading aids and securing devices

To complete your course, you will need ongoing access to the following:

  • computer/laptop with relevant software such as, but not limited to, the following:
    • internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word and PowerPoint
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) including:
    • Long pants
    • Long sleeves
    • Steel cap boots

On top of the resources for study, we also provide the following:

PSAH Morning tea and lunch

  • Morning tea supplied (Tea, coffee, and biscuits) but the students MUST supply their own lunch
  • There is a fridge and kitchen amenities available at the PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd facility

Parking at PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd facility

  • Onsite parking is limited at the PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd facility but there is parking available on Robson Street

What is the course fee?

For course fees and locations click on the BOOK NOW tab.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.

What are the Qualification Pathways?

Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your skills with courses* such as:

  • PMB30116 Certificate III in Polymer Processing*
  • PMB40116 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology*
  • UEG30118 Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations*
  • UEG40118 Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations*
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations*
  • AHC32419 Certificate III in Irrigation Technology*

*These courses are not offered by PSAH Training and Recruitment.

Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Due to the high-risk nature of the unit, RPL pathway is identical to the Assessment Only Pathway, where students are required to complete the assessment activities as a challenge test of their existing knowledge and skills competency.

Please read PSAH Training and Recruitment Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.