Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

National Code: MSF30422
TAFE SA Code: TP01402


Get a clear start in glass processing and glazing with this four-year apprenticeship course at TAFE SA. You’ll be able to work in glass processing and glazing in both residential and commercial operations and be involved in manufacturing, processing, moving, or installing various types of glass products. Combine technical skills with creativity in designed glazing such as lead-lighting and stained glass.

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48 months 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a contract of training with an employer to study this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 (MSF30422)
    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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective 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 Basic Levelling Procedures 8
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
    Assess glass and glazing requirements 42
    Conduct commercial and structural reglazing 40
    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 shower screens 20
    Move single glass sheets by mechanical means 16
    Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres 32
    Operate glass freefall rack and table 8
    Read and interpret work documents 24
    Select, cut and process materials for glazing products 50
    Work safely at heights 8
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