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