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.
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
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)
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
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing) does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
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.
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.
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
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