National code: MSF30418

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing)

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Overview About this course

Gain the skills you need to become a trade-qualified and in-demand glazier. Learn each step from costing the job and selecting the materials you need to the practical work of glass cutting, processing and product installation.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Process glass by basic machines

  • Manually move and learn to cut thin glass by hand

  • Estimate and cost job

  • Work safely and provide first aid

  • Process coloured and textured glass by hand

Course outcomes

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

  • First Aid certification (from unit HLTAID003)

  • Work Safely at Heights competency (from unit CPCCCM2012)

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

  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer

  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Entry recommendations

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

  • Completed high school at a Year 10 level or its equivalent

  • Achieved satisfactory math and English marks at year 10 level

  • Effective communication skills

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

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Licensed glazier , Flat glass worker and Stained glass and leadlight assistant


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 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 study 0 Courses

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

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

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (specialising in Glazing) does not have any related courses.

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.

Units Units 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 (specialising in 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.

  • Cut thin glass by hand MSFGG2014

  • Move single glass sheets by mechanical means MSFGG2013

  • Glaze and reglaze residential windows and doors MSFGG2011

  • Manually move glass MSFGG3039

TAFE NSW services Facilities 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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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