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Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing

Code: MSF40422

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The only course of its kind in the world

Glass is being utilised more in the built environment than ever before, and there is enormous potential to create innovative and contemporary uses of designed glazing, particularly as a contemporary architectural element.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing MSF40422 qualification provides a career pathway by building on glass skills previously acquired, and adding in specific business skills to the practical skill and design base. It progresses the professional development of the glazing and designed glazing sectors by providing a qualification which trains a glass artist, maker or practitioner to develop both their glass practice and their business skills to a level which will enable them to work in the sector in a leading role or develop their own business to a professional level, thus adding to the level of competency and skill available in the glass sector.

Combine the practical and the creative

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.

The units included in the Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing MSF40422 were chosen to:

  • further develop the practical skills acquired in the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing MSF30422 (or from experience);
  • progress these glass skills into the development of a business or practice; or to take into the workforce of the sector in a leading role in a glass or related business;
  • train practitioners/artists and makers in business skills relevant to the glass sector;
  • develop an understanding of the requirement in the sector for raised awareness and knowledge of glass conservation, Australian Standards and building compliance.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing MSF40422 take me?

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

  • Designed Glazier

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Course Details

Delivery methods

Classes consist of two days per week on campus.

  • 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

Two days per a week, face to face on campus.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by observation, projects, written activities 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
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace Core 50
BSBMKG434 Promote products and services Elective 40
BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies Core 40
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities Core 40
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs Elective 50
CUAGLA401 Experiment with techniques to produce glasswork Elective 50
CUAGLA501 Refine glass working techniques Elective 75
CUAGLA502 Investigate glassworking materials and processes Elective 110
MSFGG4017 Apply standards and codes of practice for the glass and glazing industry Core 36
MSFGG4024 Assess designed glass conservation requirements Elective 80
MSFGG4025 Apply innovation in contemporary designed glass Elective 80
MSS403022 Facilitate a Just in Time system Core 50

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $490 $2450 $8200
Materials fee $200 $200 $200
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $865 $2900 $8650
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

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

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Complete the application form on the application form webpage.

You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.

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

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

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

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