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Training Courses

Polyweld Machinery offers nationally accredited training courses in plastic welding techniques through our in-house training facilitator. Polymer Industries Australia Pty Ltd (PIA) provides nationally accredited training for PMBWELD301B butt-fusion welding, PMBWELD302B electrofusion welding, and PMBWELD309B extrusion welding techniques for PE, PP, PVC plastics and socket welding. PIA customises training to suit workshop and on-site industry needs, including refresher courses, VOC and fabrication workshops. Our trainer has over 20 years of welding experience, training in all states of Australia and overseas.

NATIONALLY ACCREDITED UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Butt Weld Polyethylene Plastic Pipelines  – PMBWELD301B 

Butt-fusion training courses for polyethylene pressure pipes and fittings. Covers weld procedures, QA/QC documentation and weld reports. Covers PIPA POP 003 single low pressure parameters and ISO21307 single low and high pressure welding parameters.

Electro fusion weld polyethylene pipelines – PMBWELD302B 

Electrofusion welding training for both manual and automatic machines. Covers the preparation of pipes and fittings, weld timing, ambient temperatures, pressure ratings, the importance of coolings times and the causes of weld failure.

Weld plastic using extrusion techniques – PMBWELD309B 

The extrusion welding course will give you the ability to weld plastic liner for ponds, tanks, plastic sheeting, boats, car parts and more. It covers welding different plastic compounds and densities with both extrusion and hot air welders, for PE, PP and PVC. The course can also cover wedge welding and socket welding based on German guidelines.

Foundational skills 

  • Identification of materials being used in the installation as being compatible for welding

  • Calculation of appropriate welding parameters and settings

  • Calibration of plastic welding equipment

  • Performance of weld to required standards

  • Assessment of quality of completed welds/joint

  • Identifying causes of possible weld failure

COURSE PREREQUISITES

There are no formal prerequisites to undertake these courses. However, basic mathematics and English skills are necessary, and industry experience would be preferable.

ASSESSMENT

The assessment is divided into two parts:

  • A theoretical, written assessment comprised of a series of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • A practical assessment of welding skills in both individual and group exercises

UPON COMPLETION

Upon successful completion of the PIA course you are issued with:
  • Statement of attainment
  • Welder card
  • Welding stamp (for butt-welding course)
  • Most importantly, you will be a confident and employable plastic welder