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Certificate III in Glass and Glazing Designed Glazing

Code: MSF30422

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1 year full time / 2 years part time

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The only course of its kind in the world

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Designed Glazing) MSF30422 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) MSF30422 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 the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing - Designed Glazing MSF30422 take me?

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

  • General Glazier
  • Designed Glazier

Study Pathways

On successful completion of this qualification, students may enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing MSF40422 to enhance their expertise.

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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Simulated work environment

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.


Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.

Class Schedule

Full time day course: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday over one year.

Part time evening course: 2 nights a week over two years — specific weeknights to be determined in 2024.

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 Elective 20
CUAACD411 Integrate colour theory and design processes Elective 40
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images Elective 20
CUAPPR402 Select sites for creative projects Elective 15
HLTAID011 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
MSFDG3005 Fuse glass Elective 80
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
MSFGG3024 Form glass Elective 40
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 30

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1310 $6550 $16050
Materials fee $300 $300 $300
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1785 $7100 $16600
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 1st of November. 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.

Fees explained

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

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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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:

  • 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

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

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


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Next Steps

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Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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