Gain specialist trade skills and become a roof tiler through undertaking an apprenticeship. Learn the skills and knowledge you need to work on a range of roof tiling projects, and be eligible to apply for your licence when you graduate.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Tile regular and irregular roof shapes
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
Work safely on roofs
Carry out measurements and calculations
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills to cut and fit different roof tile profiles
The ability to work as part of a team
Eligibility to apply for a roof tiler’s licence with NSW Fair Trading
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to work outdoors and at heights
Good time management
Communication and collaboration skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.
Other jobs include: Roof slater and tiler
This is a licensed occupation. NSW Fair Trading is the licensing and regulatory authority for trades and contractor authorities in NSW. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Roof Tiling you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in Roof Tiling does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Roof Tiling qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 Units of competency, including 14 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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