Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

National Code: CPC31311
TAFE SA Code: TP00263


This hands on practical course has been designed to provide Apprentices with a broad base of knowledge and practical skills required to lay floor tiling for residential and commercial construction work.

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Up to 48 months 

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Total Fees for the 48 month course

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Tiler, Wall and Floor Tiler.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling (CPC31311)
    You will learn about waterproofing wet areas, tile types, tile accessories, tile glues, tiling patterns and cement mortars. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 16 core units plus 3 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply basic levelling procedures 8
    Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
    Apply waterproofing to internal wet areas 50
    Carry out measurements and calculations 20
    Carry out mosaic tiling 40
    Conduct workplace communication 20
    Fix floor tiles 120
    Fix wall tiles 140
    Handle wall and floor tiling materials 32
    Plan and organise work 20
    Prepare surfaces for tiling application 40
    Read and interpret plans and specifications 36
    Repair wall and floor tiles 40
    Tile curved surfaces 80
    Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment 96
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out concreting to simple forms 20
    Carry out decorative tiling 40
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40
    Investigate micro business opportunities 30
    Manage small business finances 60
    Operate elevated work platforms 32
    Tile domestic pools and spas 100
    Work safely at heights 8
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