1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4982-13 Glass Blower

Blows and shapes free-form glass objects and standard shaped glassware.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examines sketches and drawings, develops specifications, conceives shapes for objects and determines type of glass to be used
  • dips ends of blowpipes into molten glass tanks and blows through pipes to inflate gobs of molten glass
  • rotates pipes to form shapes, prevent sagging, and maintain density and colour
  • reheats, shapes, forms and joins tubing or individual parts of objects to create forms
  • draws, shapes and shears extended sections
  • measures products or checks against patterns to verify dimensions
  • blows objects inside moulds
  • uses compressed air to form shapes

Glass Bender
Glass Blowing Lathe Operator

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