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.
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
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
Confidence in preparing surfaces and applying waterproofing surfaces on internal and external wet areas
The skills to use wall and floor tiling equipment 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
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
Be employed as an apprentice in industry
Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.
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.
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
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Wall and Floor Tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.
Other jobs include: 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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling does not have any related courses.
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 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.
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