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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC IV in the Philippines

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC IV is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in welding alloy steel pipes components as specified by layout, blueprints, diagrams, work order, welding procedure or oral instructions using SMAW welding equipment.

Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this course include:

  • Applying Safety Practices
  • Interpreting Drawings and Sketches
  • Performing Industry Calculations
  • Contributing to Quality System
  • Using Hand Tools
  • Preparing Weld Materials
  • Setting up Welding Equipment
  • Fitting up Weld Materials
  • Repairing Welds
  • Welding Alloy Steel Plates Using SMAW

Course Duration

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC IV takes a minimum of 168 hours to complete.

Admission Requirements

Common requirements for TESDA courses include:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate authenticated by NSO
  • Copy of High school or College Diploma
  • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records
  • 1×1 Pictures
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character

Requirements, however, may vary depending on the institution you are going to enroll at, so we strongly suggest you get in touch with the school or training center’s official representatives for more accurate and detailed information.


Some TESDA-accredited institutions may require you to complete Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC III before being allowed to take Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC IV.


Qualified graduates of  Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC IV can find employment as any of the following:

  • Plate Welder (SMAW)
  • Pipe Welder (SMAW)
  • Plate Welder (SMAW-Alloy Steel)
  • Pipe Welder (SMAW-Alloy Steel)

Competency Assessment and Certification

Students enrolled in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC IV course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment before graduation. A National Certificate (NC IV) will be issued to students who passed this assessment. You can find more information on assessments and certifications at the official website of TESDA.

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  1. Hello,

    Available po ba mga welding courses sa Pampanga, if so pwede po bang makuha ang address at contact number po.


    • nice to get the opportunity to train in tesda…
      thise is my number if do you have a vcant ,coz i like to train of your school…and i hope that ,if u give me a chance
      my number is 09307244559

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