Glazier

Measures, cuts, finishes, fits and installs flat glass and mirrors.
Training time 1 - 3 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 2,600

How do I become a Glazier in Victoria?

To work as a Glazier in Victoria, you'll need:
    • A Certificate III in Glass and Glazing
    • Completed apprenticeship

    Recommended

    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
    • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
    • Relevant pre-apprenticeship: Certificate II in Glass and Glazing
    • Enrol in the Master Glazier program with Australian Glass & Glazing Association (AGGA) during your studies
    • Apply to become Certified and/or Master Glazier through AGGA
    • Construction Induction Card (also known as White Card) is required for access to any construction site in Australia

What does a Glazier do?

  • Determining type and dimensions of glass required
  • Overlaying glass patterns on padded tables and in jigs
  • Measuring and marking glass for cutting
  • Examining glass and marking defective areas
  • Cutting along patterns and templates
  • Breaking off sheets and excess glass with notched tools and glass pliers
  • Installing glass and mirrors in windows, bathrooms, display cases, interior walls and ceilings
  • Installing specialised glass into the interior and exterior of buildings
  • Smoothing rough edges using belt sanders and smoothing wheels

Specialisations

  • Glass Beveller
  • Glass Embosser
  • Glass Etcher
  • Glass Silverer

Related courses

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Certificate III in Glass and Glazing
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