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Full Time: 1 year on campus , Part Time: 1- 4 years apprenticeship



The Certificate III In Glass and Glazing provides the skills and knowledge you require to perform a range of glass and glazing job roles, including safely manufacturing, processing, moving and installing various types of glass, and handling glass materials and components.

The glazing stream is suited to those wishing to work in the glass and glazing industry, specifically in the installation of glass in buildings. Training may be customised to suit you where possible.

The course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where emphasis is placed on providing hands-on training wherever possible.

Delivery and assessment are also flexible, and depending on requirements, you may be able to be assessed on the job.

Course structure

To receive this qualification, you must complete 11 core units and 13 elective units.

Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards





Apply basic glass handling


Provide first aid


Use glass and glazing sector hand and power tools


Operate glass freefall rack and table


Process thin glass by hand


Move single glass sheets by mechanical means


Process glass by basic machines


Make measurements and calculations


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Work safely


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Glaze and re-glaze residential windows and doors


Fabricate and assemble frames


Process thick glass


Process glass by semi-automatic machines


Prepare and install mirrors and glass splashbacks


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Use, handle and store glass and glazing products and consumables


Assess glass and glazing requirements


Fabricate and install shower screens and wardrobe doors


Fabricate and install commercial glazing


Prepare and install architectural engineered glazing


Conduct commercial and structural re-glazing

Code Name
MSFGG2005Apply basic glass handling
HLTAID003Provide first aid
MSFGG2001Use glass and glazing sector hand and power tools
MSFGG2003Operate glass freefall rack and table
MSFGG2004Process thin glass by hand
MSFGG2006Move single glass sheets by mechanical means
MSFGG2007Process glass by basic machines
MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
MSMSUP102Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MSMWHS200Work safely
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSFGG2008Glaze and re-glaze residential windows and doors
MSFGG2009Fabricate and assemble frames
MSFGG3004Process thick glass
MSFGG3005Process glass by semi-automatic machines
MSFGG3021Prepare and install mirrors and glass splashbacks
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
MSFGG2002Use, handle and store glass and glazing products and consumables
MSFGG3002Assess glass and glazing requirements
MSFGG3015Fabricate and install shower screens and wardrobe doors
MSFGG3017Fabricate and install commercial glazing
MSFGG3018Prepare and install architectural engineered glazing
MSFGG3019Conduct commercial and structural re-glazing

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry. Preference may be given to those who have successfully completed a pre-apprenticeship in a related field.

Apprentices will be automatically selected for training. On campus applicants will need to participate in a pre-enrolment interview.


You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.



After completing this course, you will receive the MSF30413 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing


Graduates may undertake further studies in the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), 22268VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying and any of the building degrees at Holmesglen.


- Domestic or commercial glazier
- Glass cutter
- Glass edge worker/processor
- Various positions in architectural glass work

How to apply


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A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.

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If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

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Ph:03 9564 2760


Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

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Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship




Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Glass and Glazing Open Days

Holmesglen offers a wide range of programs in Glass and Glazing, with our four apprenticeship streams; Architectural Stained Glass, Generalist, Glazing and Processing. If you have a creative edge, you can even study our Architectural Stained Glass Certificate III program without an apprenticeship - no employer required! Come join us at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and importance of each of the building trades. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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