Diploma of Stained Glass and Leadlighting

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced design manufacture, repair and installation of stained glass and leadlighting, including heritage conservation.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF50311 Diploma of Stained Glass and Leadlighting reflects vocational outcomes for those performing design and manufacture of stained glass and leadlighting job roles, including heritage conservation. Work involves self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.

This qualification is typically used to develop advanced skills and knowledge in stained glass and leadlighting design and heritage conservation, plus initiation of alternative approaches to skills or knowledge application across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and coordination. Work would involve participation in development of strategic initiatives, as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams, including teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions, and could involve group or team coordination.


To be awarded the LMF50311 Diploma of Stained Glass and Leadlighting, competency must be achieved in twenty five (25) units of competency.

eleven (11) core units of competency

fourteen (14) elective units of competency.

Core units of competency

Complete all of the following eleven (11) units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic LMFGG2001C

Use glass and glazing sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFGG3001C

Store and handle glass

add topic LMFGG3002C

Assess glass and glazing requirements

add topic LMFGG3013C

Construct and repair leadlight panels

add topic LMFSL2001B

Assemble leadlight and stained glass components

add topic LMFSL3004B

Protect stained glass and leadlighting

add topic LMFSL3005B

Fabricate and install residential leadlight and stained glass windows and doors

add topic LMFSL3006B

Prepare and install architectural engineered leadlight and stained glass

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply First Aid

add topic MEM05003B

Perform soft soldering

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units of competency

Complete fourteen(14) units of competency, made up of:

a minimum of one (1) unit from Group A

a minimum of four (4) units from Group B

a minimum of four (4) units from Group C

the remainder of units, to a maximum of (5), may be selected from:

units not previously selected from Groups A, B or C

relevant units from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned at Certificate IV or Diploma level (maximum 2 units) or Advanced Diploma level (maximum 3 units).

Group A

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFSL5001B

Assess conservation requirements

add topic LMFSL5002B

Remove heritage leadlight and stained glass

add topic LMFSL5003B

Conserve heritage leadlight and stained glass

add topic LMFSL5004B

Install heritage leadlight and stained glass

add topic LMFSL5005B

Apply innovation in contemporary leadlight and stained glass

Group B

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFDN4001B

Produce drawings from design concepts

add topic LMFDN4002B

Produce line and component production drawings

add topic LMFDN4003B

Produce patterns and/or templates

add topic LMFDN5001B

Generate and transfer complex computer-aided drawings and specifications

add topic CULMS010B

Contribute to the preservation of cultural material

add topic CUVCOR04B

Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

add topic CUVCOR09B

Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept

add topic CUVDSP07B

Research and apply techniques for graphic design

add topic CUVDSP15B

Research and apply techniques for application to spatial design

add topic CUVICS04B

Originate and develop a concept

add topic CUVVSP02B

Research and experiment with techniques to produce calligraphy

Group C

Unit code

Unit title


add topic BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

add topic BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

add topic BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

add topic BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

add topic BSBSMB405A

Monitor and manage small business operations

add topic BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

add topic BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

add topic MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF30611 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing, or achieved equivalent industry experience.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification may include Furnishing Advanced Diploma and relevant management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

    Additional qualification advice

    Not applicable

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Organise and understand information related to work orders, plans and safety procedures

Organise and understand detailed technical information related to the materials and the products used in, and related to, stained glass and leadlighting

Communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, coordination of work with other workers and customers, and the reporting of work outcomes and problems

Maintain records related to product and materials quality


Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity

Lead a small team


Use pre-checking and inspection techniques to ensure tools are serviceable and ready to use

Use checking and inspection techniques to ensure instruments comply with specifications and that instances of non-compliance are remedied

Identify, anticipate and respond to faults in glass or other materials

Identify, anticipate and respond to the problems related to glass and other material properties

Identify and analyse faults in stained glass and leadlighting

Select and apply the most appropriate stained glass and leadlighting maintenance and repair techniques

Identify, anticipate and respond to the impact of the material properties on the product

Initiative and enterprise

Recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

Originate a new design concept

Plan a small business enterprise

Planning and organising

Plan and organise activities, including the preparation and layout of own worksite, and the obtaining and use of tools and materials to avoid any backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage during the production cycle

Use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and volume, and estimate other material requirements


Clarify and confirm specified work instructions

Plan work within task parameters

Apply systematic and effective time management

Accept responsibility for tasks

Set, monitor and satisfy personal work goals


Satisfy the competency requirements for the job

Maintain current knowledge of stained glass and leadlighting tools and production materials

Maintain current knowledge of stained glass and leadlighting processes and techniques

Seek learning opportunities


Use workplace technology related to the selection, preparation and use of stained glass and leadlighting products and materials, including hand and power tools, calculators, measuring devices and technical support systems