How to become a Glass and Glazing Tradesperson

Glass and glazing tradespersons cut, shape and install glass used in windows, doors and mirrors. They may also prepare and install glass used for structural purposes in residential, commercial and high-rise buildings.

Personal requirements of a Glass and Glazing Tradesperson

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Steady hands for precise work
  • Able to work at heights
  • Good eyesight (may be corrected)
  • Able to calculate and measure accurately

Education & Training for a Glass and Glazing Tradesperson

To become a glass and glazing tradesperson you usually have to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 3.3%

NSW 25.6%

NT 1.4%

QLD 31.1%

SA 7.6%

TAS 2.4%

VIC 20.4%

WA 8.2%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 98.9%

Female 1.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 19.2%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 80.8%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 28.7%

Above 35 years: 66.5%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
In some states and territories, glass and glazing tradespeople carrying out work over a specified value may need to be accredited as, or work under the supervision of, a registered building practitioner. If working on a construction site, glass and glazing tradespeople may also be required to undergo safety induction training and be issued with a Construction Induction Card (CIC).
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