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Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing

Code: MSF40418

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Overview

Campus

Prahran

Duration

12 months full time

Requirements

Attend an interview.

Next Intake

April

Next Intake

April

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 MSF40418 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 MSF40418 were chosen to:

  • further develop the practical skills acquired in the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing MSF30418 (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 this take me

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

Classes consist of one day per week on campus, and one day per week remote learning.

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

Class Schedule

Two days per a week (one day on campus, one day remote learning).

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
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective 40
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace Core 50
BSBPRO401 Develop product knowledge Elective 30
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Core 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
MSFDG5001 Assess conservation requirements Elective 80
MSFDG5005 Apply innovation in contemporary leadlight and stained glass Elective 80
MSFGG4009 Apply standards and codes of practice for the glass industry Elective 36
MSFGG4012 Perform laser measurement and levelling for glass windows and doors in buildings Elective 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 $270 $1350 $7272
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $445 $1600 $7522
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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

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.

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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