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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.
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.
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.
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Monday to Thursday over two semesters.
You will be assessed by observation tasks, questionnaires and portfolio requirements.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Elective||20|
|CUAACD401||Integrate colour theory and design processes||Elective||30|
|CUADIG303||Produce and prepare photo images||Elective||20|
|CUAPPR402||Select sites for creative projects||Elective||15|
|HLTAID003||PROVIDE FIRST AID||Core||18|
|MSFDG2001||Assemble leadlight and stained glass components||Elective||112|
|MSFDG3002||Prepare and install architectural engineered leadlight and stained glass||Elective||80|
|MSFDG3003||Paint and fire glass||Elective||180|
|MSFDG3004||Assemble copper foil components||Elective||112|
|MSFDG3006||Process coloured and textured glass by hand||Elective||60|
|MSFGG2011||Glaze and re-glaze residential doors and windows||Elective||72|
|MSFGG2014||Cut thin glass by hand||Core||60|
|MSFGG2015||Process glass by basic machines||Core||48|
|MSFGG3022||Construct and repair leadlight panels||Elective||65|
|MSFGG3025||Apply patterns and design to glass||Elective||32|
|MSFGG3029||Assess glass and glazing requirements||Elective||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|
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.
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
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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 19 November 2020. 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.
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 per cent 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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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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.
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