Certificate IV in Glass and Glazing - MSF40418

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00724G

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in glass and glazing enterprises who perform a range of specialist and/or leadership functions, including sales, estimating scheduling, design, production control and quality assurance. Leadership job roles include higher tradesperson (post-trade), factory-based leading hands/supervisors or site supervisors in glass processing, glazing or architectural glass functions in residential and commercial operations. Roles at this level may include requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provision of leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of glass and glazing skills. Entry to the qualification may be from trade and non-trade backgrounds. Industry expectation is that it will be undertaken primarily by those who have completed a Certificate III in Glass and Glazing or achieved equivalent industry experience. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.


  • Prepare a tender submission
  • Present, secure and support sales solutions
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Facilitate a Just in Time system
  • Mentor in the workplace
  • Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Manage quality customer service
  • Supervise and schedule work of others
  • Undertake process capability improvements
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements
  • Generate and transfer complex computer-aided drawings and specifications
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • Produce patterns and templates
  • Develop product knowledge
  • Apply standards and codes of practice for the glass industry
  • Assess and monitor optimum stock levels
  • Manage glass processing plant shutdown and restart
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Operate complex glass processing plant control systems
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Plan and coordinate commercial glazing installations
  • Purchase materials and consumables
  • Address customer needs
  • Prepare architectural door hardware schedules
  • Apply project scope management techniques
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Perform laser measurement and levelling for glass windows and doors in buildings
  • Advise on security technology, hardware and services
  • Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • Identify and calculate production costs
  • Show leadership in the workplace
  • Sample, inspect and test products to specifications
  • Organise transport of freight or goods
  • Manage glass industry production scheduling
  • Use glass industry data systems
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Apply statistics to operational processes
  • Write complex documents

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Prahran Domestic: $7,620
  • Full-time : 12 months

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