Platers (welders) are responsible for cutting, welding and fashioning steel into parts for machinery, conveyor systems and underground and surface vehicles.

The following modules/unit standards are done during training:


Basic Training


  • Make a template
  • Fabricate a flat bar bracket
  • Fabricate a pipe clamp
  • Fabricate a cone
  • Develop and fabricate an angled cone
  • Fabricate a square angle iron frame
  • Develop and fabricate and equal pipe T-piece

Advanced Training


  • Fabricate a pipe reducer
  • Develop an off-set pipe lateral
  • Develop a tapering Y-piece
  • Develop and fabricate an off-centre chute
  • Weld stainless steel
  • Weld cold cast iron
  • Use TIG welding equipment
  • Use MIG welding equipment
  • Fabricate a pipe bend
  • Examine and repair a chute
  • Examine and repair a hopper
  • Erect a steel construction
  • Service boilers

Final Training


During Final Training, learners receive intensive training to prepare them for the Trade Test. Training during this period includes all modules/unit standards trained in during the Basic, Advanced training phases.

For more information and specific modules/unit standards, please feel free to contact CTC's engineering (administration) Department.

Any part of the course can also be done as per client specification.