Electrofusion & Butt Welding

Electrofusion & Butt Welding | includes 2 Years certification (CPW)

1 or 2 Days


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Units of competency


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This course covers the skills and knowledge required to weld polyethylene (PE) plastic pipes using electrofusion. It applies to welding of pipes and pipelines undertaken in the field and in factory conditions. Pipelines may be for transmission of water, gas or other liquids. Irrigation Australia will deliver this training in support of using product and equipment provided by Vinidex. This Partnership combines Vinidex’s industry knowledge and experience with Irrigation Australia’s ability to deliver high quality nationally accredited qualifications and courses.

Learning outcomes

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for any worker who is required to use an electrofusion welder to form electrofusion welds on polyethylene pipes and fittings. The course is appropriate for people involved in the installation and maintenance of pipelines transmitting gas and liquids as well as personnel working in the mining sector.

Become a Certified Poly Welder

A Certified Poly Welder – CPW is an industry professional who can weld polyethylene pipelines safely, efficiently & effectively across a range of industry applications including plumbing, civil construction, oil & gas and engineering.

How to become certified

After successful completion of the one or two day course and satisfy all the competency requirements, participants will become a Certified as a Poly Welder – CPW. Participants will be certified in one or both of the CPW streams: Certified Butt Welder – BW or Certified Electrofusion Welder – EF. 

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Units of Competency

  • PMBWELD301E Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using butt welding
  • PMBWELD302E Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using electrofusion welding

How to Study & Courses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Students must have standard Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level.

COURSE PROGRAM & DURATION: This course is delivered over 1 and 2 Days 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Local Time): Electrofusion and/or Butt Welding


RESOURCES: Resources will be handed out at the course


Require assistance? Contact Irrigation Australia on 07 3517 4000

Payment options

Upfront Payment Including Certification

This is the full payment covering the course delivery and the certification.

1 Day Course (1 Unit of Competency)
$750 incl GST

2 Day Course (2 Units of Competency)
$1,300 incl GST


Payment made by Individuals: In accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, the maximum amount of fees that may be collected in advance is $1,500.This means that if you enrol into a full fee-for-service qualification, you will need to pay by instalments. The first payment may be no more than $1,500 in accordance with the standards. This does not apply to companies or businesses who wish to pay the course fee upfront. Please contact IAL for further information on 07 3517 4000 or at training@irrigation.org.au.

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