Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process

SKM Level 3-Shielded Metal Arc Welding (MC-024-3)



This 18 months program provides trainees the skills and techniques required to meet the operational requirements of welding technology industry.

Welding is the application of heat to metal pieces, melting and fusing them. The fabrication or sculptural process refers to building metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling. In the domain of welding, arc welding is part of the welding types. Welders work on a specified diagnostics to provide the best of products and services to their customers. The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process welder should be able to concentrate on detailed work for long periods and be able to bend, stoop, and weld in awkward positions. They may work outdoors, and must wear special safety clothing. They must also be aware of new development in order to keep up-to-date in the rapidly changing of automotive sector and observe strict cleanliness and safety practices.

This SKM program in Global Institute of Studies (GIS) is recognized by Ministry of Human Resource (MOHR) and is accredited by Department of Skills Development (JPK- Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran).

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Entry Requirements


All Malaysian aged between 16-45
School leavers with PMR/SPM/UEC Certificate
Other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government



International students are welcomed to apply.

Other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government.

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Financial Assistance

Trainees pursuing this SKM course are eligible to apply for financial assistance below:

  • Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK)/ Skills Development Fund Corporation

A statutory corporation managed by the Ministry of Human Resources to provide loans for those individuals who undergo skills trainings at accredited training centres. This loan is applicable to trainees under Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM), Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM).

  • Industrial Sponsor

Selected qualified trainees may receive financial assistance from GIS Industrial Partners.


Career Opportunities

Industries which required welding expertise:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Boilers and Pressure vessels
  • Ship building
  • Construction/ Infrastructure
  • Power industry
  • Heavy equipment
  • Industrial machinery
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Vocational training



List Of Modules

SKM Level 3
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) For Fillet Weld 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F Butt Weld 1G & 2G
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) For 3G & 4G
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) For 5G & 6G (Up-Hill and Down-Hill)
Choices Of Elective:
 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 6GR
 Duration: 18 Months