Steps to Induction is a program is for those wishing to become hirers of the facility. Anyone hiring facilities at Canberra Glassworks (CGW) are legally required to be fully inducted to each area of intended use. A refresher induction is required every 12 months.

For full induction to take place CGW must ensure the hirer is competent and safe whilst hiring at CGW and must assess each hirer’s experience in working with glass and of working within a shared facility. This assessment then allows CGW to determine what extra experience, if any is required before full induction for independent hiring.

The induction process

  1. Applicant submits the Expression of Interest form to Canberra Glassworks.
  2. Canberra Glassworks assesses skill level into Levels 1 to 4 (see below for details) and outlines further education options (if required)
  3. Final assessment after completing further education required
  4. Applicant becomes a fully inducted independent CGW hirer

Please note:

Potential hirers may come to CGW with limited requirements for hiring and can be assessed and inducted for:

Skill levels

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Supervised experiences

CIT Short Courses

These education experiences differ widely with these classes e.g. a weekend glass blowing class versus a five hour, Create a Plate class. They are an initial step in education and experience.

CIT Short Courses currently available


These are usually week long and offer an intensive educational experience in one or two areas. Skill understanding and levels achieved will vary per student.

Upcoming masterclasses

Class on demand

Intensive, possibly one-on-one sessions of teaching and provide excellent opportunities for students to gain further skill and understanding in one or more areas.

Contact the Artistic Program Coordinator to discuss your requirements


Supervised sessions where participants are supervised through their own projects and programs. Rather than teaching they are designed to oversee potential hirers ensuring an adequate understanding of, competency and skill level within an area is attained before final sign off for full induction.

Contact the Artistic Program Coordinator to discuss your requirements


If you are part of the Steps to Induction Program undertaking classes or a mentorship you are covered by Canberra Glassworks insurance.

For full induction to any part of Canberra Glassworks the hirer must obtain and maintain their own relevant insurances (including $20 million public liability and workers compensation where necessary). Canberra Glassworks insurance does not cover artwork or personal possessions which the user may have in their studio or on the premises.

Further information

Please contact the Artistic Program Coordinator


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