Do you have experience in working with glass but no formal qualifications? Don't let that hold you back from taking your career to new heights as a glazier.
With the demand for skilled tradespeople constantly on the rise, now is the perfect time to turn your glazing experience into a nationally recognised qualification.
Career options as a licenced glazier
In Australia, the demand for licenced glaziers is high, and the job outlook is positive, with the opportunity to specialise in a variety of industries, such as:
- Automotive glass installation and repair
- Commercial glazing for large buildings and structures
- Decorative glass installation for homes and businesses
- Glass tinting and frosting for privacy and sun protection
Plus, a career as a licenced glazier can offer a range of exciting roles, with plenty of room for advancement and professional growth:
Take control of your own glazing business and manage your team of glaziers while liaising with clients to deliver outstanding results on projects of all sizes.
Skilled Glass Technician
Use your expertise to create custom designs for windows, doors, skylights and mirrors, and install and repair glass products.
Join a glazing company or subcontract for construction firms to expertly install a variety of glass products including windows, doors, shower enclosures, and mirrors.
Share your years of expertise by instructing students in vocational schools, technical colleges, or apprenticeship programs, and teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to become glaziers.
Glazing Project Manager
Take charge of overseeing glazing projects from start to finish, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and to the clients' satisfaction, and managing personnel and subcontractors.
Creative Glass Designer
Work with clients to create stunning custom designs for windows, doors, and mirrors that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.
How to get your glazing trades licence
Every state in Australia has specific requirements when it comes to obtaining a glazing licence. It's important to research and understand the specific licence requirements of the state where you want to work. In most cases, you will need to meet the qualifications the state requires of building practitioners.
A nationally recognised certificate such as the Certificate III in Glass & Glazing - MSF30422 awarded by Career Skills Australia (RTO: 45254) would be sufficient in certain states. However, the following qualifications are also commonly accepted in most states:
- Certificate III in Glass, Flat, TAFE course #0109
- Certificate III in Glass and Glazing, TAFE course #2135
- LMF30602 Certificate III in Glass & Glazing
- TAFE Qualification 5792 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing, Trade TAFE course #7958
It's important to note that these qualifications are subject to change depending on the state, so it's crucial to check the specific requirements before applying for a glazing licence.
How to achieve your glazing qualification through RPL
If you have experience in the field but lack formal qualifications, we can help you get recognised for your skills and knowledge. Our team of experts will guide you through the RPL process, identifying which qualifications are best suited to your experience and career aspirations. With our streamlined and efficient process, you can achieve formal recognition of your skills without disrupting your work and personal life.
Here's how the RPL process with Skills Certified works:
- Free Skills Check: Take our free online skills check to determine which qualifications you are eligible for through RPL. We'll be in contact to chat with you through the results.
- Matching you with a partner RTO: Once we know what qualifications you're eligible for, we'll match you with one of our partner Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who will assess your skills and experience.
- Evidence Gathering: Our consultants will work with you to gather evidence of your skills and experience, such as work samples, references, and qualifications, that you'll need to support your RPL application.
- Assessment: Your evidence will be assessed by our partner RTO to determine whether you meet the requirements for the qualification you are seeking.
- Qualification Issued: If you meet the requirements, you will be issued with your nationally recognised qualification that reflects your skills and experience.
Getting your qualifications through RPL with the help of Skills Certified can save you time and money compared to traditional study pathways.
Don't let a lack of qualifications hold you back - take the first step towards reaching your full potential today. Take our FREE 60 second skills check to find out if you're eligible.