CPC31320 - Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CPC31320 – Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Certificate III in Wall & Floor Tiling

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:



Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

Your first step to planning and completing a tiling projects starts with the Certificate III in wall and floor tiling. You’ll learn everything to lay wall and floor tiling in a variety of materials, such as ceramic, clay, marble, glass and more. This certificate will test the basics of your tiling skills and will teach you how to plan and execute the project to completion. It ensures that you have all the practical skills you’ll need for a successful career in managing tiling projects. You will be able to work in commercial, residential and industrial settings.

This certificate can help people enhance their job prospects. If you are already working in a building or construction role, you can expand on your skill set. You can find new work, and/or fill a gap in the industry. This certificate will make you a highly desirable candidate. Skills Certified Australia’s team will assist you in attaining this certificate so that you can advance in your career with a nationally recognised qualification.

Applicants must complete a set of requirements as part of the certification process. These requirements are determined by where you live and the state’s regulations. Please find the eligibility criteria below:

  • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia. If they do not meet the citizenship criteria, they should hold a valid full-time working visa in Australia.
  • The applicant must be over 18 years of age.

This certificate combines theoretical and practical course work. Within this certificate, you can make surfaces tile-ready by interpreting designs and performing measurements and calculations. You can gain specialised knowledge that can allow you to manage challenging tile projects. Some people even master the art of mosaic and patterned tiling.

This certificate can allow you the flexibility to enjoy working in a variety of environments and circumstances. It prepares you for an effective collaboration with coworkers and clients depends on good communication. Along with wall and floor tiling, you will learn project management skills like managing time and budgets to complete projects on schedule.

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling recognises you for past learning and experience. It is available to individuals who have worked as tilers, but have not completed their formal qualifications. This program is available to anyone who has worked as a tiler locally for several years, as well as to local Australian students wishing to complete their partial studies. Fast-track programs are available to migrants with relevant qualifications and experience with the Australian requirements and standards. Use this RPL program to obtain your tiling licence free of charge.

  • You will need to provide a range of evidence to assist your assessor to make a decision about your competence. The types of evidence you may be asked to provide can include:

    • ID
    • Resume
    • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
    • Letter of Employment
    • Current employment contracts
    • Letters of reference from licensed tradesmen you have worked with.
    • Videos or photos of your work.
    • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
    • Apprenticeship papers.
    • OHS/WHS Policies and procedures
    • Quotes/Invoices and Stock Orders
    • Safety Data Sheets
    • White Card
    • Job Cards
    • Safe Work Method Statements
    • Job Safety Analysis
    • Plans/Specifications/Blueprints 

Once you are qualified, possible roles include:

  • Tiler
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • You can be certified anywhere in Australia with a nationally recognised qualification
  • Have your certification within four weeks of evidence being received
  • Gain accreditation from a reputable Registered Training Organisation
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  • Get your FREE RPL Quote today!
  • Noble Training (RTO: 41488)
  • Construction Trades College (RTO: 40250)
  • ​Career Skills Australia (RTO: 45254)
  • Building Trades Australia (RTO: 30979)


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Free Skills Assessment

Speak to ITEC Australia about your goals, and allow us to guide you towards the qualification that will help you reach them.

Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

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ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and floor tiling for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work, wall and floor tiling. Tilers work with materials like ceramic, glass, slate, marble and clay. They cut these materials and lay tiles on walls and floors, both interior and exterior. They may also add decorative touches to their basic work.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Tiler
  • Wall and Floor tiler.

State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 20 units of competency:
  • 17 core units
  • 3 elective units.

Electives must be selected as follows:

  • all three units from the electives listed below, or
  • two units from the electives listed below, plus one unit selected from any current training package or accredited course as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, maintains the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and does not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.

Prerequisite units 

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Core units 


Apply basic levelling procedures


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Handle wall and floor tiling materials


Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment


Prepare surfaces for tiling application


Install floor tiles


Install wall tiles


Repair wall and floor tiling


Install decorative tiling


Install mosaic tiling


Tile curved surfaces


Apply waterproofing for wall and floor tiling


Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry



Elective units 


Investigate business opportunities


Manage finances for new business ventures


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Carry out basic demolition


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Fix wet area sheets


Tile pools and spas

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