Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

National Code: CPC31320
TAFE SA Code: TP01281


Master the skills and techniques of wall and floor tiling with this trade course from TAFE SA and make the most of opportunities in the construction industry. You’ll learn all about the requirements of tiling in residential and commercial projects, including new builds and renovations. Tilers work with a range of materials including ceramic, glass, slate, marble, and clay. They can also add decorative touches to their basic work with skilled techniques such as laying mosaics and intricate patterns and designs. Learn from experienced tiling professionals as you master these in-demand trade skills.

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48 months 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to undertake this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 (CPC31320)
    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 17 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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply Basic Levelling Procedures 8
    Apply waterproofing for wall and floor tiling 80
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
    Carry out measurements and calculations 20
    Conduct workplace communication 20
    Handle wall and floor tiling materials 32
    Install decorative tiling 40
    Install floor tiles 120
    Install mosaic tiling 40
    Install wall tiles 140
    Plan and organise work 20
    Prepare surfaces for tiling application 40
    Read and interpret plans and specifications 36
    Repair wall and floor tiling 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
    Fix wet area sheets 20
    Tile pools and spas 100
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