Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

National Code: MSF30418
TAFE SA Code: TP01137


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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Course Admission Requirements

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
$139 - $190
$1,115 - $1,519

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.

Subsidised Training Eligibility

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • 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 (MSF30418)
    This course covers first aid, communication, teamwork, power tools, processing glass, glass handling and measurements and calculations. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 15 elective units.

    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.

    * 2019 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 www.training.gov.au.

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


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate in the workplace 20
    Cut thin glass by hand 60
    Make measurements and calculations 30
    Manually move glass 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Process glass by basic machines 48
    Provide first aid 18
    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 reglazing 40
    Cut thick glass 73
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40
    Glaze and reglaze residential windows and doors 72
    Install commercial glazing products 35
    Install mirrors and glass splashbacks 35
    Install residential windows and doors 30
    Install shower screens 20
    Install structural glazing products 35
    Move block and bulk glass sheet by mechanical means 32
    Move single glass sheets by mechanical means 16
    Operate elevated work platforms 32
    Operate glass freefall rack and table 8
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
    Process glass by semi-automatic machines 52
    Read and interpret work documents 24
    Select, cut and process materials for glazing products 50
    Work safely at heights 8
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