So, you want to be a glazier? Can you:
- Use your steady hand skills for precise work
- Work at heights
- Calculate and measure accurately
- Work as a team to produce quality work
What do Glaziers do?
- Install all types of glass in buildings, shops and homes.
- Fabricate and install windows and doors in buildings.
- Fabricate and install shower screens and metal framed sliding wardrobe doors whether mirrored or otherwise.
- Fabricate and install security screens and doors.
- Fabricate, install and reglaze commercial glazing including shopfronts, windows, doors, toughened glass assemblies, aluminium glazing systems, curtain walling systems, balustrading and watertight glazing.
- Fabricate and install fixed mirrors.
- Fabricate, install and reglaze architectural engineered glazing including suspended and overhead glazing and structural balustrading.
- Construct and repair leadlight panels.
- Apply film patterns and designs to glass.
How do I become a Glazier?
Firstly, you will need to do some work experience so that you know what the job is about. I you think it’s for you, find an employer that is looking for an apprentice glazier. You will then become an apprentice glazier and will you will complete a certificate III in Glass and Glazing at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Once you have completed the four year apprenticeship, you will be a qualified tradie!
Once you are a tradie in the construction industry, you can continue working for small or large companies and move into leading hand, supervising or management positions. You might even want to start your own business and employ apprentices yourself. Some tradies even go on to further education to complete courses from Certificate IV to bachelor level. There are plenty of options for qualified Glaziers.