Glass and Glazier

Glass and glazing workers cut, shape and install the glass used in windows (including shopfronts), doors, walls, mirrors, display cabinets and furniture.  They can also do decorative work such as stained glass and feature mirrors.

Qualification

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing  

Sector

Residential / Commercial

What might a working day look like?

Every day is different and varies depending on the job, but you may be involved in:

  • Installing and replacing glass, aluminum and related products in buildings, furniture and other products
  • Using a variety of glass cutting tools
  • Assembling pre-made glass units, such as shop fittings, display cases and shower enclosures
  • Measuring openings, producing drawings, and marking and cutting glass to fit
  • Installing, fitting, fabricating and attaching architectural metals or related substitute products in commercial and residential buildings
  • Installing and maintaining pre-fabricated glass, mirrors or glass products on walls, ceilings, fronts of buildings, handrails and walkways
  • Replacing glass of all types including, double glazed glass, windows, windshields, safety glass and shower screens

Working hours

  • Full-time hours per week

Conditions

  • Working indoors and/or outdoors in most weather conditions
  • Working at heights
  • Cutting glass in factories or workshops

Skills and personal qualities

  • Be able to understand technical drawings and plans
  • Have a careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Can work at heights and have a reasonable level of physical fitness
  • Enjoy practical, manual work and be able to work as a team or independently
  • Time management, reading, writing skills and problem-solving skills

How to get started

To be a Glazier you will need to complete of a Certificate III Glass and Glazing apprenticeship but you can get started by enrolling into a Cert II first

Future Pathways and opportunities

  • Business owner
  • Sub-contractor
  • Trainer and Assessor
  • Supervisor

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