career

Glazier

Glaziers/Structural glass tradespeople cut, fit and install glass in windows, skylights and display units or fit to prepared surfaces such as interior walls. This can be done in a factory if fitting glass into prefabricated products or on site in the case of new construction or repair.

What does this job involve?

Read

Plans and specifications

Cut, drill and notch

Holes in glass with diamond-tipped cutters and drills

Assemble and secure

Parts of pre-made glass units such as shop fittings and shower enclosures

Install

Metal window and door frames into which glass panels are fitted like shower screens and sliding doors

Fit

Glass

Make

Decorative edges on glass and mirrors

How do I get into this career?

The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. However, a glazier can start as a Trade Assistant or Labourer, then, after a few years, have their skills assessed through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to obtain the trade qualification.

Salary expectations

Low $42,800
Median $68,400
High $107,200

Recommended training

CERTIFICATE I IN CONSTRUCTION

PRE-TRADE PROGRAM INCLUDING WORK EXPERIENCE