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Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

National Course Code: CPC31311


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling equips you with the specialist skills to become a trade qualified tiler. You will be in-demand as you learn to transform spaces in industrial, commercial and residential settings and manage tiling projects from plan to delivery.


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

  • Interpret plans and prepare surfaces ready for tiling
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Master mosaic and patterned tiling techniques as well as granolithic, terrazzo and cement
  • Incorporate specialist skills to tile difficult areas like curbed, sloped and twisted surfaces
  • Use a tile cutter to shape a range of tiles types to fit basic and complex edges and corners
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Adaptability to enjoy working in a range of work locations and conditions
  • Great communication to work effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Time management to meet project deadlines


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to register as a tradesperson and apply for your licence with NSW Fair Trading
  • The skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Tiler
  • Wall and floor tiler


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in 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This course is superseded.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 industry:

  • Get job satisfaction through physical work and take pride in creating beautiful spaces
  • Are adaptable and enjoy working in a range of locations and conditions
  • Are great communicators with colleagues and clients
  • Work hard to meet deadlines

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:

  • Theory assessments: underpinning knowledge, short answer, multiple choice
  • Practical assessments: determine hand skill development, demonstrations under observation

This course, the Certificate III, is the established entry-level course to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to work as a trade qualified wall and floor tiler.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Cutting techniques for small and large tiles
  • Laying techniques for a variety of patterns
  • Adhesive materials
  • Working with tools of the trade

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

  • Laying tiles for bathrooms and kitchens in lined wall and floor frames

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on-campus study environments - an industry equipped workshop, computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

Demand for wall and floor tilers is influenced by activity in the residential and non-residential construction sector. The value of construction work in these sectors currently stands at historically high levels.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed

This course is superseded

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