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Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

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Glaziers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
7,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1118
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • determining type and dimensions of glass required
  • laying glass over patterns on padded tables and in jigs
  • measuring and marking glass for cutting
  • examining glass and marking defective areas
  • cutting along patterns and templates
  • breaking off sheets and excess glass with notched tools and glass pliers
  • installing glass and mirrors in windows, skylights, display cases, interior walls and ceilings
  • smoothing rough edges using belt sanders and smoothing wheels
  • may coat, cut, etch, trim and treat glass to achieve special effects

Job Titles

  • Glazier

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Glass and Glazing
  • Certificate III in Glass & Glazing

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