National code: CPC31320

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

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Overview About this course

Become a trade qualified tiler and start your career in the booming construction industry. Learn to transform spaces in industrial, commercial and residential settings and get the practical skills to manage tiling projects from planning to completion.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Interpret plans and prepare surfaces ready for tiling
    • Carry out measurements and calculations to conduct curve work, volumes and other wall and floor tiling tasks
    • Master mosaic and patterned tiling techniques
    • Incorporate specialist skills to tile difficult areas like curved surfaces
    • Use a tile cutter to shape a range of tiles types to fit basic and complex edges and corners

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Confidence in preparing surfaces and applying waterproofing surfaces on internal and external wet areas
    • The skills to use wall and floor tiling equipment like such as wet and dry diamond saws, grinders, laser levels, multi-tools and manual tile cutters
    • Experience in laying and repairing wall and floor tiles and tiling on curved surfaces
    • A sound understanding of carrying out mosaic tiling and putting together tessellated patterns of decorative heritage tiling
    • Eligibility to register as a qualified tradesperson and apply for your licence with NSW Fair Trading

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) you will need this before you can enter a construction site.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • A good level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the job, including lifting boxes of tiles and adhesive bags, crouching, kneeling and bending to perform work
    • The ability to work by yourself and with others
    • The ability to work hard and meet deadlines
    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
  • To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: - Wall and floor tiler


A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in NSW, including wall and floor tiling, valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials. Refer to NSW Fair Trading licensing requirements and guidelines before applying to study this qualification.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling does not have any post-graduate courses.

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The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 17 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.

  • Install mosaic tiling CPCCWF3006

  • Install decorative tiling CPCCWF3005

  • Apply waterproofing for wall and floor tiling CPCCWF3009

  • Tile curved surfaces CPCCWF3007

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TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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