NSQF-Welder (GMAW & GTAW).pdf

Welder (GMAW and GTAW) (CTS)

  • Job DescriptionThe course on ‘WELDER (GMAW & GTAW)’ is meant for a trainee who aspires to become a professional welder specializing in gas shielded welding processes. After successful completion of this course the trainee shall be able to perform the following skills: 1. Welding of M.S. Sheet and M.S. Pipe by GAS welding process. 2. Welding of M.S. Plate in all position by SMAW process. 3. Straight, Bevel & Circular cutting on MS. Plate by Oxy-Acetylene cutting process. 4. Repair & Maintenance works.  5. Setup GTAW plant and weld M.S, S.S and Aluminium sheets in all positions 6. Welding of Tubes by GTAW process.  7. Setup and Weld Lap, “T”, corner and butt joints on M.S, S.S and Aluminium by GMAW process.  8. Welding by FCAW process.
  • Originally Approved
  • Last Revised
  • CodeDGT/1061
  • SectorCapital Goods & Manufacturing
  • NSQF LevelLevel 3
  • Notional Hours1980
  • Accrediting BodiesDirectorate General of Training (DGT)
  • Certifying BodiesDirectorate General of Training (DGT)
  • Proposed Occupation


  • International Comparability
    1. Existence of any official document suggesting the comparability of the qualification with the qualifications in other countries is not known.
    2. However, ITI passed out trainees are getting employment in many Gulf countries, European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore etc.
  • Progression Pathway
    1. Qualifying trainee shall obtain an NCVT Certificate in WELDER (GMAW & GTAW) trade which places the trainee in a position to investigate requirements for progression to a National Apprenticeship Certificate or National Craft Instructor Certificate.
    2. This qualification shall enable the trainee to find employment as a skilled worker.
  • Planned arrangements for RPL


    1. At present the students who have passed 8th class with minimum 3 years experience can appear for NCVT theory and practical semester examination directly.
    2. The students who have passed SCVT examination can also appear for the NCVT Examination in the relevant semester and Trade directly.
  • Qualification File NSQF-Welder (GMAW & GTAW).pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    Professional skill Mandatory 1100 3
    Professional Knowledge Mandatory 260 3
    Workshop Calculation & Science Mandatory 90 3
    Engineering Drawing Mandatory 130 3
    Employability Skills Mandatory 110 3
    Extra Curricular Activities Mandatory 90 -
    In-plant Training/Project Work Mandatory 120 -
    Admission & Examination Mandatory 80 -
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