Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

National Code: MSF30413
TAFE SA Code: TP00691


As an Apprentice you will learn the skills and knowledge to perform glass processing, glazing or architectural glass functions in residential and commercial operations. Learning could also cover manufacturing, processing, installation and fabrications of windows.

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Up to 48 months 
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Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
$486 - $696
$1,943 - $2,784
$260 - $372
$1,039 - $1,488

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects vocational outcomes for those performing glass processing, glazing or architectural glass functions in residential and commercial operations and could include manufacturing, processing, installation and stained glass and leadlighting design.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (MSF30413)
    Skills covered include first aid, communication, teamwork, power tools, processing glass, glass handling and measurements and calculations. 11 core units plus 13 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply basic glass handling 8
    Communicate in the workplace 20
    Make measurements and calculations 30
    Move single glass sheets by mechanical means 16
    Operate glass freefall rack and table 8
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Process glass by basic machines 48
    Process thin glass by hand 64
    Provide first aid 18
    Use glass and glazing sector hand and power tools 56
    Work in a team 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
    Assess glass and glazing requirements 42
    Conduct commercial and structural re-glazing 40
    Fabricate and assemble frames 48
    Fabricate and install commercial glazing 45
    Fabricate and install residential windows and doors 40
    Fabricate and install shower screens and wardrobe doors 24
    Glaze and re-glaze residential windows and doors 72
    Operate elevated work platforms 32
    Prepare and install mirrors and glass splashbacks 50
    Process thick glass 73
    Store and handle glass 20
    Use static machines for aluminium and unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) fabrication 50
    Use, handle and store glass and glazing products and consumables 60
    Work safely at heights 8
    Work safely in the construction industry 6
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