This qualification reflects the role of individuals in glass and glazing enterprises who perform a range of specialist and/or leadership functions, including sales, estimating scheduling, design, production control and quality assurance. Leadership job roles include higher tradesperson (post-trade), factory-based leading hands/supervisors or site supervisors in glass processing, glazing or architectural glass functions in residential and commercial operations.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals involved in manufacturing, processing,

moving or installing various types of glass products. Job roles may be in glass processing,

glazing or designed glazing in both residential and commercial operations.

Workers use a range of technical knowledge to perform skilled work involving known routines,

methods and procedures. They use discretion and judgement to adapt and transfer their skills

and knowledge to different job needs and take responsibility for their own work within organisational parameters.

In some states and territories there may be licensing requirements that link to this qualification,

and other licensing requirements where the individual is required to work on-site.

Depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may also apply

to the use of some units in this qualification. Licensing of glazing work applies in

Queensland, NSW and South Australia. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 23 including:

  • 8  core units
  • 15  elective units consisting of:
  • 1 unit only  from Group A
  • at least 8  units in any combination from Groups B, C, D or E
  • up to 6  additional units from Groups B, C, D, E, F, or  any endorsed Training Package or accredited course

Please Note: these units must be relevant to the work outcome, and if imported from other Training Packages,

at least 4 must be units first packaged in a Certificate III level qualification or higher.

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses must not duplicate

units available within this qualification.

Note:  Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisites and must be

counted in the total number of units. The prerequisite unit is identified where this applies.

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

General packaging rules must still be met when packaging units for a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation

All Group B  electives and at least 6  Group C electives, including those marked with ‘#’,

must be selected for the award of MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glass Processing).

All Group B  electives and at least 6  Group D electives, including those marked with ‘#’,

plus at least 1 installation unit (MSFGG3033 – MSFGG3037),

must be selected for the award of MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing).

At least 3 Group E  electives, including those marked with ‘#’,

must be selected for the award of MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Designed Glazing).

CORE UNITS

Unit code

Unit title

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

MSFGG2014

Cut thin glass by hand

MSFGG2015

Process glass by basic machines

MSFGG3039

Manually move glass

MSFGN2001

Make measurements and calculations

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMSUP102

Communicate in the workplace

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A 

Unit code

Unit title

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

MSMWHS200

Work safely

Group B

Unit code

Unit title

MSFGG2013

Move single glass sheets by mechanical means

Group C – Glass Processing

Unit code

Unit title

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

MSFFM3024

Construct jigs and fixtures

MSFGG2012

Operate glass freefall rack and table #

MSFGG3023

Apply and handle films

MSFGG3024

Form glass

MSFGG3025

Apply patterns and designs to glass

MSFGG3026

Laminate glass

MSFGG3027

Toughen glass

MSFGG3030

Process glass by automatic machines

MSFGG3031

Cut thick glass #

MSFGG3032

Mirror glass

MSFGG3040

Move block and bulk glass sheet by mechanical means #

MSFGG3041

Manufacture insulated glass units

MSFGG3042

Process glass by semi-automatic machines

Group D – Glazing 

Unit code

Unit title

MSFSS3005

Assemble non-security and security screens and grilles

MSFGG2011

Glaze and reglaze residential windows and doors #

MSFGG2016

Assemble glazing products

MSFGG3028

Select, cut and process materials for glazing products

MSFGG3029

Assess glass and glazing requirements #

MSFGG3033

Install shower screens

MSFGG3034

Install residential windows and doors

MSFGG3035

Install mirrors and glass splashbacks

MSFGG3036

Install commercial glazing products

MSFGG3037

Install structural glazing products

MSFGG3038

Conduct commercial and structural reglazing

MSFGN3001

Read and interpret work documents

Group E – Designed Glazing

Unit code

Unit title

MSFDG2001

Assemble leadlight and stained glass components #

MSFDG3001

Protect leadlight and stained glass

MSFDG3002

Prepare and install architectural engineered leadlight and stained glass

MSFDG3003

Paint and fire glass

MSFDG3004

Assemble copper foil glass components

MSFDG3005

Fuse glass

MSFDG3006

Process coloured and textured glass by hand

MSFGG3022

Construct and repair leadlight panels

MSFGG3024

Form glass

Group F

Unit code

Unit title

Prerequisite unit(s)

BSBWHS401

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

CPCCCM2006

Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2010

Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres

CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights*

CPCOWHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CUAACD301

Produce drawings to communicate ideas

CUACAL301

Produce calligraphy

MSAPMSUP201A

Receive or despatch goods

MSFBA2009

Construct metal louvre and canopy-hooded style awnings

MSFFM3009

Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings

MSFGG4011

Manage glass industry production scheduling

MSFGN3002

Estimate and cost job

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL404

Mentor in the workplace

TLID2003

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning, also known as RPL, is the recognition given to the knowledge and skills a student has acquired through work experience, education, training, and life experiences.
The Recognition of Prior Learning process involves matching the student’s knowledge and skills to the learning outcomes of nationally recognised courses to determine if the student should be given credit for specific modules.

SIT acknowledges that relevant knowledge and skills can be acquired through a variety of means, not just through formal education and training.

What are the benefits of RPL?

You can gain your qualification in a reduced amount of time; dependent on how much knowledge and skills already held.
Any credit given to you through the Recognition of Prior Learning process can be recognised by employers to assist with your career progression; and Complete via RPL units / qualifications required for trade contractor’s license.

STEPS IN THE RPL PROCESS

Step 1 – Provide information of your skills and experience
Complete the application forms and provide as much information of your previous experience in the construction industry as you can. This is your first opportunity (and not the last) to provide proof of your variety of experience in the industry. Here you can supply examples of your work history which could include:

General employment documents
Brief CV or work history
Position descriptions
Certificates/results of assessment
Details of in-house courses, workshops, seminars, orientation or induction sessions
References/letters from previous employers/supervisors
Workplace documents
Any relevant licence
Brief CV or work history
Certificates/results of assessment
Indentures/trade papers
Certificates/results of assessment – interstate/overseas
Certificates/results of assessment – universities
Tickets held eg forklift, crane, etc.
Photographs of work undertaken
Diaries/task sheets/job sheets/log books
Site training records
Site competencies held record
Membership of relevant professional associations
Hobbies/interests/special skills outside work
References/letters from previous employers/supervisors
Industry awards

Any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience
Depending on the industry you have worked in, you may or may not have documentary evidence available. This should not deter you from seeking RPL as the Assessor will work with you during the RPL process.

You will also need to supply contact details with a minimum of two work referees who can confirm your skills in the industry.

Step 2 – Conversation with Assessor

An assessor will review the information you have provided (usually with you) and begin to match up your skills to the units/subjects in the qualification. At this point, you will have the opportunity to discuss and identify your previous experience with the assessor who will understand your industry experience and conduct a competency conversation with you. You will be required to answer construction industry related questions to identify your current skills.
Step 3 – Practical demonstration of your skills

The assessor will conduct a practical skills test at your workplace (if appropriate) or at another suitable venue. This, again, is an opportunity to demonstrate your level of competence. This assessment will be focussed on skills that are required in the qualification. Your assessor will identify the skills that he/she will want you to demonstrate.
Further steps

After the assessment, your assessor will give you information about the skills that have been recognised and whether you have gained the full qualification. If you do have skill gaps, these may be addressed through flexible training.

Course Cost $3000