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MSF30418

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

Kick start your career with this apprenticeship course and become a glazier or glass and glazing tradesperson.​

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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Course overview

Start your career in the glass and glazing industry with this apprenticeship course. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work across of a variety of job roles including safety, manufacturing, processing, installation and handling.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, glass and glazing are skills in demand with employers currently finding it hard to fill vacancies. Strong growth is expected in the industry with around 6,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

In this course you will learn how to select, cut, install, remove, and replace glass in a variety of residential and commercial settings. You'll gain practical skills including how to move sheets of glass by hand, make measurements and calculations, cut thin glass and mirrors by hand, as well as shape, drill and edge glass using basic machines. Our experienced and passionate trainers will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a glazier or glass and glazing tradesperson. You will also gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to complete further training in this field.

What can I do?

  • Glass Processing Tradesperson
  • Glass and Glazing Tradesperson
  • Glazier
  • Stained Glass and Leadlight Tradesperson

Course outcome:

MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program – this course is subsidised under this program. It is important to note only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Industry relevant teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 15 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID003
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, include community and workplace settings.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide first aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGG2014
    Cut thin glass by hand
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGG2014
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to cut, shape and apply finishing techniques to annealed glass up to 8 mm thick, and laminated glass up to 8.38 mm thick. This may include mirrors, and work may be for residential or commercial purposes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Cut thin glass by hand

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGG2015
    Process glass by basic machines
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGG2015
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to shape, drill and edge annealed glass using basic machines involving hand-held and static processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Process glass by basic machines

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGG3039
    Manually move glass
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGG3039
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan for and move sheets of glass by hand, both individually and as part of a team. Movement of glass may be within a glass workplace or between the workplace and another site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manually move glass

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN2001
    Make measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Make measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMENV272
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMENV272
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMSUP102
    Communicate in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMSUP102
    Unit description :
    This unit applies to personnel who are required to communicate clearly and accurately to record messages, seek clarification, access needed information, relay information to other people and complete workplace documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMSUP106
    Work in a team
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMSUP106
    Unit description :
    This unit applies to team members who are required to use interpersonal and communication skills to plan, organise and complete their work activities according to instructions and with limited discretionary powers.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in a team

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Eagle Farm
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (MSF30418)

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Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

COURSE CODE: MSF30418
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

It is recommended that participants have language, literacy and numeracy levels equivalent to Year 10 minimum.

It is highly recommended that all students are computer literate as there is a portion of this course that includes computer work.

Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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