Autoglaziers repair and replace windscreens and side and rear glass in motor vehicles.

Specialisations: Vehicle Window Tinter.

You can work as an Autoglazier without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in automotive glazing technology or in automotive body repair technology might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Removes old and damaged parts and cleans surrounding areas on vehicles.
  • Fits and installs accessories such as sun roofs.
  • Removes damaged glass, trims strips and rubber seals from window frames and mountings on motor vehicles, positions new windscreens and glass windows on frames and attaches and seals them.

All Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

  • $1,014 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Autoglaziers

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Autoglaziers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 2,000 in 2011 to 1,900 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Autoglaziers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Construction; and Retail Trade.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (86%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 3% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Other Services58.2
Construction30.1
Retail Trade5.8
Wholesale Trade2.7
Other Industries3.2

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateAutoglaziersAll Jobs Average
NSW27.231.6
VIC22.925.6
QLD25.820.0
SA5.97.0
WA13.510.8
TAS2.02.0
NT1.71.0
ACT1.21.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketAutoglaziersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-192.8-5.05.0
20-249.4-9.39.3
25-3428.0-22.922.9
35-4426.3-22.022.0
45-5422.0-21.621.6
55-596.6-9.09.0
60-643.2-6.06.0
65 and Over1.7-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationAutoglaziersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree1.5-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.6-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV39.4-21.121.1
Year 1219.2-18.118.1
Year 1110.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below26.4-12.512.5

You can work as an Autoglazier without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in automotive glazing technology or in automotive body repair technology might be helpful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • motor vehicle repairer's certificate or state equivalent
  • forklift licence
  • manual drivers licence

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Automotive Retail, Service and Repair and Automotive Manufacturing Sector VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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Employers look for Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters who are reliable, can interact with others, and are well presented.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    59% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  3. Clerical

    47% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  4. English Language

    42% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Administration and Management

    42% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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  1. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

    100% Important

    How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

  2. Face-to-Face Discussions

    97% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  3. Telephone

    97% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

  4. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

    95% Important

    How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?

  5. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

    93% Important

    How often do you work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car)?

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