Glass and Glazing
With more than 50 years delivering training to the Glass industry, and the last 20 years at TAFE SWSI’s Lidcombe campus, the Glass and Glazing section has been on the cutting edge of the industry, offering students the most modern facilities and latest technology of any such centre in Australia. At TAFE SWSi you will get access to full scale glazing exercises (including suspended assemblies, curtain walls, toughened glass assembly, free fall systems and shower screens) and access to the most current CNC and straight line edging machines.
What to expect
You will be working with the latest technology while still learning to use traditional glazing techniques. This way we ensure that you develop the manual skills that are essential to a successful career in the glass and glazing industry. In our world-class workshop, which accommodates up to 40 students at a time, you will learn to use computer optimisation to ensure economical glass usage, work with machinery to cater for the production of double glazed insulated units and perform supervised exercises such as the installation of frameless and semi-frameless shower screens.
The workshop is fully equipped with top of the line machinery and infrastructure, including:
- Bavelloni Automatic straight line edger
- ADA 5001 Automatic straight line beveller
- Automatic glass/washer dryer
- Giffe Semi-automatic shaped beveller
- Intermac Master 23 CNC
- Five Free Fall FRS racks and one Free Fall bench complemented by an Overhead Gantry crane
- Full size suspended assembly facade
- IGU Curtain Wall facade in situation for actual hands on work by students
- Over 20m of straight and sloped balustrading exercises for use by students
Who will teach you?
As well as having the largest Glass and Glazing training centre in Australia, the TAFE SWSi Lidcombe campus offers staff who are fully qualified tradespeople and hold university degrees in teaching. The range of glazing experience offered by our teachers is vast, from all forms of domestic glazing systems to high-rise applications. The staff are members of the NSW Glass & Glazing Association and have representation on the executive committee that focuses on identifying the educational needs of the industry and also work with the Office of Fair Trading for the assessment of candidates for licensing.
The Centre offers you a Certificate III trade qualification in Glass & Glazing as well as a range of short courses to keep you up to date with various licensing requirements, such as Skills Express in Showerscreens, Vacuum Lifter Training and Glass Manual Handling.
Want to know more?
Call 13 7974 now to find out how you can start a great career in the glass and glazing industry.