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).


Unit code

Unit title


Provide first aid


Cut thin glass by hand


Process glass by basic machines


Manually move glass


Make measurements and calculations


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Group A 

Unit code

Unit title


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Work safely

Group B

Unit code

Unit title


Move single glass sheets by mechanical means

Group C – Glass Processing

Unit code

Unit title


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


Construct jigs and fixtures


Operate glass freefall rack and table #


Apply and handle films


Form glass


Apply patterns and designs to glass


Laminate glass


Toughen glass


Process glass by automatic machines


Cut thick glass #


Mirror glass


Move block and bulk glass sheet by mechanical means #


Manufacture insulated glass units


Process glass by semi-automatic machines

Group D – Glazing 

Unit code

Unit title


Assemble non-security and security screens and grilles


Glaze and reglaze residential windows and doors #


Assemble glazing products


Select, cut and process materials for glazing products


Assess glass and glazing requirements #


Install shower screens


Install residential windows and doors


Install mirrors and glass splashbacks


Install commercial glazing products


Install structural glazing products


Conduct commercial and structural reglazing


Read and interpret work documents

Group E – Designed Glazing

Unit code

Unit title


Assemble leadlight and stained glass components #


Protect leadlight and stained glass


Prepare and install architectural engineered leadlight and stained glass


Paint and fire glass


Assemble copper foil glass components


Fuse glass


Process coloured and textured glass by hand


Construct and repair leadlight panels


Form glass

Group F

Unit code

Unit title

Prerequisite unit(s)


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


Apply basic levelling procedures


Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres


Work safely at heights*

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


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Produce drawings to communicate ideas


Produce calligraphy


Receive or despatch goods


Construct metal louvre and canopy-hooded style awnings


Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings


Manage glass industry production scheduling


Estimate and cost job


Provide work skill instruction


Mentor in the workplace


Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


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.


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