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What is a Glazier Qualification?

In Queensland, The Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) grants licensed glaziers a scope of work licence created specifically to recognise the skills and knowledge required for working in the glass and glazier industry. This allows a licenced tradesperson to do most types of glazing work including the installation, repair and replacement of glass and mirrors.

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What does a Glazier do?

A glazier is a highly experienced tradesperson who specialises in a range of glass services including the cutting and installation of glass, glass replacements, and glass repairs. Glaziers have a vast amount of knowledge in a wide range of glass services including the installation of glass, acrylic or similar materials in a prepared opening like a doorway, window or even a glass fence. Glaziers also measure, cut, finish fit and install flat glass and mirrors. Glaziers must have exacting attention to detail taking accurate measurements to ensure a perfect fit, cutting glass to size, and carrying out the glass fitting.

The Glazier Scope of Work

The legal definition for the scope of work for a Glazier consists of the following definitions:

  • Glaze and reglaze buildings
  • Fabricate and install windows and doors in buildings
  • Fabricate and install shower screens and metal-framed sliding wardrobe doors
  • 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
  • Incidental work of another class
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Glazier Skills and Qualifications

In order to become a qualified Glazier, A person must complete a Certificate III in Glass and Glazing and also complete an apprenticeship in the glass and glazing industry. This Certificate III apprenticeship also includes at least two years of on-the-job training.

Glazier Licence Types

A Glazier can apply for a licence with the following classes:

  • Contractor
  • Nominee Supervisor
  • Site Supervisor

Glazier Specialisations

Glazier specialist services also include the following:

  • Glass Bevelling
  • Glass Embossing
  • Glass Etching
  • Glass Silvering

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