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Certificate III in Wall and Floor TilingCPC31311

This certificate will provide you with training in all practical and theoretical areas of the wall and floor tiling trade.



  • Measure and calculate materials required
  • Apply levelling procedures
  • Handle and attach wall and floor tiling materials effectively
  • Repair wall and floor tiles
  • Read plans and mark out the surfaces to be tiled
  • Use various tools and equipment safely
  • Prepare surfaces for tiling


The number of years expected to complete this apprenticeship is between three and four years.


Most wall and floor tilers are either self employed or work for privately owned firms which work on contract. Some people are employed by firms manufacturing tiles. These are located mainly in cities and wherever large scale building projects are under construction. With the necessary trade experience and capital a tradesperson may become self employed. Demand for this occupation is dependent on the level of activity in the building industry.

Specialisation: mosaic tiler, ceramic tiler, wall and floor tile fixer.

Related jobs: building, contractor, stonemason, floor finisher and coverer, fibrous plasterer, tiler


The current Certificate III qualification for Wall and Floor Tiling requires students to successfully complete 19 units of competency to achieve the credential. Of these 19 units, 16 are compulsory and a further three elective units.

Full list of units:

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

CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCWF2001A Handle wall and floor tiling materials

CPCCWF2002A Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment

CPCCWF3001A Prepare surfaces for tiling application

CPCCWF3002A Fix floor tiles

CPCCWF3003A Fix wall tiles

CPCCWF3004A Repair wall and floor tiles

CPCCWF3006A Carry out mosaic tiling

CPCCWF3007A Tile curved surfaces

CPCCWP3002A Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas

Full list of elective units:

CPCCCM2010B Work Safely at Heights

CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCWF3005A Carry out decorative tiling


Fees for these units vary. Students are also expected to cover the cost of clothing, equipment, safety glasses, tools and other materials.


This trade is linked to the Queensland skills shortage, and additional funding benefits may apply for employers.

Apprentices must be employed and have a signed Registered Training Contract to undertake apprenticeship training. BIGA will help you with the paperwork.

Do you have six or more years experience in this trade? Click here for information on RPL.

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