Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of glass and glazing job roles, including safely manufacturing, processing, moving and installing various types of glass and handling glazing materials and components.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF30611 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing reflects vocational outcomes for those performing glass processing, glazing or architectural glass functions in residential and commercial operations and could include manufacturing, processing, installation and stained glass and leadlighting design. Job roles would be in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in a full range of glass and glazing techniques and would cover selecting, adapting and transferring this skill and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. Applications would be across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available and may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams, including group or team coordination, may be required.


To be awarded the LMF30611 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing, competency must be achieved in twenty three (23) units of competency:

eleven (11) core units of competency

twelve (12) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.

Core units of competency

Complete all of the following eleven (11) units of competency.

Unit code

Unit title

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply First Aid

add topic LMFGG2001C

Use glass and glazing sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFGG2003C

Operate glass freefall rack and table

add topic LMFGG2004C

Process thin glass by hand

add topic LMFGG2005C

Move glass sheets by hand

add topic LMFGG2007C

Process glass by basic machines

add topic LMFGG2011A

Use, handle and store glass and glazing products and consumables

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team

Elective units of competency

Complete twelve (12) units of competency, made up of:

a maximum of one (1) unit from Group A

a minimum of six (6) units from Groups B, C or D (at least six (6) from one group to achieve that specialisation and chosen units must include those marked with # in each specialist group)

the remaining units, to a maximum of five (5) units, may be selected from:

units not previously selected from Groups B, D, or D

a maximum of three (3) units from Group E

a maximum of four (4) relevant units from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available at Certificate II level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate III level (maximum 4 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 1 unit).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.

Group A: OHS electives

Unit code

Unit title


add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

add topic MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

Group B: Glass Processing

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFM3033B

Construct jigs and fixtures

add topic LMFGG3001C

Store and handle glass

add topic LMFGG3003C

Move block/bulk glass sheet by mechanical means

add topic LMFGG3004C

Process thick glass


add topic LMFGG3005C

Process glass by semi-automatic and automatic machines


add topic LMFGG3006C

Apply and handle films and coated glass

add topic LMFGG3007C

Form glass

add topic LMFGG3008C

Apply patterns and designs to glass

add topic LMFGG3009C

Set up and operate glass laminating equipment

add topic LMFGG3010C

Set up and operate glass toughening equipment

add topic LMFGG3011C

Set up and operate glass silvering equipment

add topic LMFGG3012C

Set up and operate insulated glass unit manufacturing equipment

add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM09009C

Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system

add topic MEM16008A

add topic MEM09002B

add topic MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

Group C: Glazing

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFGG2008C

Glaze/re-glaze residential windows and doors


add topic LMFGG2009C

Fabricate and assemble metal frames

add topic LMFGG2010C

Fabricate and install insect and security screens

add topic LMFGG3002C

Assess glass and glazing requirements


add topic LMFGG3015C

Fabricate and install shower screens and wardrobe doors

add topic LMFGG3016C

Fabricate and install residential windows and doors

add topic LMFGG3017C

Fabricate and install commercial glazing

add topic LMFGG3018C

Prepare and install architectural engineered glazing

add topic LMFGG3019C

Conduct commercial and structural re-glazing

add topic LMFGG3020A

Use static machines for aluminium and uPVC fabrication

add topic LMFGG3021A

Prepare and install mirrors and glass splashbacks

Group D: Architectural Stained Glass

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFGG3013C

Construct and repair leadlight panels

add topic LMFSL2001B

Assemble leadlight and stained glass components


add topic LMFSL3001B

Apply product and material knowledge to leadlight and stained glass operations

add topic LMFSL3004B

Protect stained glass and leadlighting

add topic LMFSL3005B

Fabricate and install residential leadlight and stained glass windows and doors

add topic LMFSL3006B

Prepare and install architectural engineered leadlight and stained glass

add topic LMFSL3007A

Paint and fire glass


Group E: Other elective units

Unit code

Unit title


add topic CPCCCM2001A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic CPCCCM2006A

Apply basic levelling procedures

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

add topic CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

add topic CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

add topic CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCCM1006A

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

add topic CPCCOHS1001A

Work safely in the construction industry

add topic CUVCOR07B

Use drawing techniques to represent the object or idea

add topic CUVCOR08B

Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept

add topic CUVVSP01B

Produce calligraphy

add topic CUVVSP14B

Apply techniques to produce drawings

add topic CUVVSP15B

Produce drawings

add topic LMFFM3011B

Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings

add topic LMFGN3001B

Read and interpret work documents

add topic LMFGN3002B

Estimate and cost job

add topic TLID307D

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF20411 Certificate II in Glass and Glazing or achieved equivalent industry experience.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification may include Furnishing Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

    Additional qualification advice

    Specialisation is possible in this qualification depending on the electives chosen. A specialisation can be identified on the testamur where a minimum of six (6) elective units of competency are achieved in one of the three elective groups and units chosen must include those marked with ‘#’ in each specialist group:

    Group B - Glass Processing

    Group C - Glazing

    Group C - Architectural Stained Glass

    Where specialisation is achieved, RTOs should identify this as follows:

    Certificate III in Glass and Glazing

    (specialising in Processing/Glazing/Architectural Stained Glass)

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Licensing of glazing work applies in Queensland, NSW and South Australia. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Complete written documents, forms and timesheets

Use communication technologies efficiently

Communicate production abnormalities

Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds

Read, interpret and communicate production schedules

Communicate with all team members


Work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion

Liaise with and provide support to other team members

Work as part of a team

Keep team members informed of changes to work practices

Identify team performance required to meet customer needs

Provide leadership to others in the team

Encourage the sharing of information between team members

Plan and support team activities


Identify and report problems and make contributions to their solution

Investigate problem causes

Implement changes

Examine tools for damage, missing components or other defects

Identify and promptly address problems or issues

Assess quality of work pieces

Determine effective work practices

Provide problem solving support to team members

Problem solve machine operational and maintenance requirements

Initiative and enterprise

Seek and provide feedback on procedures

Gather and analyse information

Record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance

Adjust and implement production schedule changes

Provide leadership

Identify and implement process improvements

Coordinate work activities and manufacturing processes

Monitor workplace performance

Use analytical and decision making skills

Planning and organising

Identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures

Organise self and others to meet production schedules

Identify and rectify stock shortages in advance

Sequence work to maximise safety and productivity

Select and use appropriate tools and equipment

Determine materials, quality and production requirements

Apply time management skills to ensure work flow


Interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations

Keep work area clean and tidy at all times

Conduct regular housekeeping activities

Understand own work activities

Manage own time and establish own work schedule

Develop and implement workplace procedures and instructions

Locate, interpret and apply information relevant to own work

Monitor and evaluate own work quality

Accept responsibility for quality of work


Develop learning activities as appropriate

Assess competencies in meeting job requirements

Identify own training needs and seek skill development if required

Listen to feedback from others

Identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding

Identify and address skill development needs of others in the team


Use software applications effectively

Properly start up, operate and shut down computers

Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

Establish procedures

Carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines

Operate equipment and machines safely, efficiently and to productivity requirements

Monitor and adjust machine functions

Perform machine maintenance as determined by workplace procedures

Clean and check equipment and machines