Offering Info

Certificate III in Roof Tiling

  • National Course Code: CPC30812
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC30812-01V02-20NIR-068

Location – Nirimba (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

07 Aug 2020

Study Commitment

4.6 Hours per week


2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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 theory and hands-on practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Tile regular and irregular roof shapes
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Work safely on roofs
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Plan and organise work


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

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


Completing this course will provide you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Roof tiler
  • Roof slater and tiler


Keep learning and build your skills with additional courses:

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


According to Job Outlook, the number of people working in roof tiling grew strongly over the past five years and growth is expected to remain strong over the next five. This growth is closely correlated with the building market, and the demand for upgrading and installing roofing in residential, commercial and industrial projects.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Roof Tiling as an apprenticeship program.

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice roof tiler evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application
  • Hold a valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)

Evidence of the above entry requirements will be collected at the time of enrolment.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Are comfortable working at heights and outdoors
  • Have good work practices including a can-do attitude and punctuality
  • Can collaborate in team environments
  • Effective communication
  • Can problem solve and find solutions

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


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. Further information can be found on their website.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • a registered apprenticeship contract with TAFE NSW and a letter from TAFE NSW accepting your placement.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to be employed as a Roof Tiling Apprentice so that you will be able to practice and develop your competency in the workplace.
  • to bring to class your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety goggles, earplugs, gloves, steel capped boots, suitable work clothing and a laptop computer or PC (Windows 8) computer tablet 8 inch (min) or tablet, paper and pens, calculator, compass, ruler, steel tape 5m or 8m and the textbook - Basic Building and Construction Skills 5E edition.


There is no information session


This is a Part Time Day blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 4.6 hours of class, over 1-2 days a week, for 2 years. First day will be on a Friday, then usually two groups will be formed to continue on Fridays and Mondays.

You may also be required to complete approximately 29.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including on the job employment as an apprentice.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are Roof Tiling Apprentices.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course.

Learner support is available on a determined basis. Literacy, Language and Numeracy assessments will assist in identifying potential individual learners needs.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Friday and Monday from 8.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety Goggles ($20.00)
  • Earplugs ($10.00)
  • Gloves ($10.00)
  • Steel Capped Boots ($60.00)
  • Suitable Work Clothing ($50.00)
  • Laptop, or, PC (Windows 8) Computer Tablet min. 8 inch, or Tablet, or Smart Phone ($300.00)
  • Paper and Pens ($10.00)
  • Calculator ($10.00)
  • Compass ($5.00)
  • Ruler ($5.00)
  • Steel Tape 5m or 8m ($10.00)
  • Textbook: Basic Building and Construction Skills 5E Edition ($60.00)


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00


Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more:

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCRT2001A Handle roof tiling materials
CPCCRT2002A Use roof tiling tools and equipment
CPCCRT3001A Tile regular roofs
CPCCRT3002A Tile irregular roofs
CPCCRT3004B Repair and renovate tile roofs
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCRT3003B Repair and replace valleys, valley irons and flashings
CPCCRT3005B Slate a roof
CPCCRT3006B Fix shingles to roofs and facades

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Eastern Road, Quakers Hill
Phone 131 601

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