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Certificate III in Roof Tiling

National Course Code: CPC30812


The nationally recognised Certificate III in Roof Tiling is the industry accepted apprenticeship qualification for roof tilers. Learn the skills and knowledge you need to work on a range of domestic, commercial and industrial roof tiling projects, and be eligible to apply for your licence when you graduate.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Effective communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Manual dexterity
  • The ability to follow instructions and work safely


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to apply for a roof tiler's licence with NSW Fair Trading
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Roof tiler
  • Roof slater and tiler


Take your career further with the:

  • Statement of Attainment in Scaffolding (short course)
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Course details

People who are successful in this course:

  • Enjoy working outdoors on building projects
  • Enjoy working with their hands
  • Enjoy having a variety of work and work conditions
  • Are able to work as part of a team
  • Are confident working at heights
  • Are able to follow instructions

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Practical based skills assessments
  • Theory based knowledge assessments

The Certificate III in Roof Tiling gives you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to work in roof tiling.

Recognised and accepted by industry as the apprenticeship qualification for roof tilers, the Certificate III in Roof Tiling provides hands-on experience and real world exposure where youll apply what youre learning on-the-job and in simulated workplace environments.

You will gain hands-on experience:

  • Erecting and dismantling restricted height scaffolding
  • Handling roof tiling materials
  • Using the tools and equipment of the trade
  • Tiling regular and irregular shaped roofs
  • Working safely on roofs

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Cutting and fitting different roof tile profiles
  • Cutting and fitting to different shaped roofs
  • Setting out and installing sarking and tile battens

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Material and tool equipped workshops for practical skills
  • Classrooms for theory and knowledge building
  • Industry specific computer rooms
  • Studios, study areas, presentation areas
  • General student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses

This qualification is in a high demand area of building construction and maintenance. There is currently a skill shortage in roof tilers in NSW.
When you complete both formal and informal training, you will be eligible to apply for registration and licensing as a roof tiler with NSW Fair Trading.

A career in roof tiling allows you to use your skills to help build and shape Australias future in the housing and construction industry.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed

This course is superseded

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