National code: MSF30422

    Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Gain the skills you need to become a trade-qualified and in-demand glazier. Learn how to estimate the cost of a job, select the materials you need and launch into the practical work of glass cutting, processing and product installation.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Create products for commercial and residential applications

    • Install glass in windows, glass doors and screens

    • Examine drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine project specifications

    • Select the appropriate materials for commercial and residential projects

    • Safely handle and store glass and glazing materials

    • Work safely and provide first aid

    • Fit products in residential and commercial settings

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

    • Eligibility to apply for a glazing contractor or minor trades licence

    • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

    • First Aid certification (from unit HLTAID011)

    • Work Safely at Heights competency (from unit CPCCCM2012)

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.


    • Be employed as an apprentice in the industry

    • Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application


    • Be currently working in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer

    • Be 21 years of age or older as evidenced by a copy of your photo identification

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Experience working as part of a team and collaborating with others

    • Your own device and access to the internet to complete your coursework

    • The ability to provide the appropriate PPE and tools for work in the glazing industry. This list will be given to you prior to the commencement of your first class

    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

    • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: licensed glazier, flat glass worker and glazing business owner.


    A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit SafeWork This is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing), you can apply for a glazing or minor trade work licence with NSW Fair Trading. You need a glazing contracting licence before you can do any residential building work in NSW that is valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Refer to NSW Fair Trading licensing requirements and guidelines before applying to study this qualification.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing) does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study3 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 23 units of competency, including 8 core and 15 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Provide First AidHLTAID011

    • Cut thin glass by handMSFGG2014

    • Process glass by basic machinesMSFGG2015

    • Manually move glassMSFGG3039

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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