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Glass and Glazing

Certificate III in

Designed Glazing Code: MSF30418
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Prahran

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Requirements

Attend an interview.

Next Intake

May, June, July

Next Intake

June

The only course of its kind in the world

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Designed Glazing) MSF30418 is the only course in the world to offer a trade qualification in designed glazing. Glaziers are in high demand in Australia, with employment opportunities predicted to grow by more than 10% in the next five years. If you dream of a practical application for your visual arts skills and creativity in the booming architecture and construction industry, this unique course offers the skills to succeed.

Combine the practical and the creative

Our Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Designed Glazing) MSF30418 will teach you the skills and techniques required to become a qualified professional glazier with a strong emphasis on designed glazing. Traditional glazing skills are combined with innovative contemporary techniques to allow for multiple employment pathways. You’ll learn techniques in leadlight and stained glass, kiln-formed glass, sandblasting, copper foiling and applicable glazing techniques. Melbourne Polytechnic has developed this unique course in association with Glaas Inc, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the use of glass in art, architecture and construction. This association ensures support and opportunities for Melbourne Polytechnic students learning and working in designed glazing throughout Australia.

Traditional skills with a bright future

Graduates of this unique course will have learned the skills and techniques to create the glass of the future, responsive to contemporary architecture and construction needs. This qualification offers multiple pathways into the glazing industry. You may enter the glazing industry as an employee in general or designed glazing, or even become self-employed with your own artistic or design-based glass and glazing practice.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You may enter the glazing industry as an employee or self-employed with your own artistic/design practice.
  • Designed Glazier
  • General Glazier

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Simulated work environment
  • Online components
  • Face-to-face

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by observation tasks, questionnaires and portfolio requirements.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
CPCCWHS2001 Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes Core 30
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images Core 20
CUAPPR402 Select sites for creative projects Core 15
HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID Core 18
MSFDG2001 Assemble leadlight and stained glass components Core 112
MSFDG3002 Prepare and install architectural engineered leadlight and stained glass Core 80
MSFDG3003 Paint and fire glass Core 180
MSFDG3004 Assemble copper foil components Core 112
MSFDG3005 Fuse glass Core 80
MSFDG3006 Process coloured and textured glass by hand Core 60
MSFGG2011 Glaze and re-glaze residential doors and windows Core 72
MSFGG2014 Cut thin glass by hand Core 60
MSFGG2015 Process glass by basic machines Core 48
MSFGG3022 Construct and repair leadlight panels Core 65
MSFGG3024 Form glass Core 40
MSFGG3025 Apply patterns and design to glass Core 32
MSFGG3029 Assess glass and glazing requirements Core 42
MSFGG3039 Manually move glass Core 20
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations Core 30
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core 30
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace Core 20
MSMSUP106 Work in a team Core 20

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $340 $1700 $13700
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $515 $1950 $13950
Per year $0
Per semester $0

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20% of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview
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Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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