Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

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.

Course Name

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Course Code




Client Groups

International Students

Delivery Mode
Classroom: Duration:
Classroom and workshop based face to face mode of delivery 96 weeks

96 weeks including holidays (16 weeks) on a full-time basis for 20 hours per week for 80 weeks.


1/11-15 Rocklea drive, Port Melbourne Vic 3207



Course Fee
Tuition Fees: AUD 20,000.00
Material Fees: AUD 1750.00
Application/Enrolment Fees: AUD 250.00

Students are required to buy safety boots, gloves, hard hat, safety vest to enter into the workshop the safety boots.  Please contact your trainer/assessor for purchasing the mentioned items.

Estimated cost for the mentioned items: AUD150.00. It may vary depending upon the supplier.

If student fails the unit, PCA will give the student one opportunity for reassessment at no cost. For further information, please refer to the student handbook on the website or contact us via phone or email.

Note: PCA does not accept more than 50 % of the fees in advance. Student will be required to deposit AUD 1,500 at the time of the issuance of the COE. Students will be provided with the opportunity to pay in easy monthly instalment. Students are advised to contact the Institute in relation to the updated and recent fees for the course. Course fee is subject to change. In case the student wants to pay more than 50% of the tuition fees, the student will need to sign a declaration stating that the student has been informed that under the ESOS legislation, providers cannot require students to pay more than 50 per cent of their tuition fees before they start the course, however, the student has chosen to pay more than 50% of tuition fees upfront on his own.

Intake Dates

Please contact us for a intake which suits your requirements.

As per package rules,20 units must be completed. These include 17 core units and 3 elective units

Core Units

CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures Core
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work Core
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCWF2001 Handle wall and floor tiling materials Core
CPCCWF2002 Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment Core
CPCCWF3001 Prepare surfaces for tiling application Core
CPCCWF3002 Install floor tiles Core
CPCCWF3003 Install wall tiles Core
CPCCWF3004 Repair wall and floor tiles Core
CPCCWF3005 Install decorative tiling Core
CPCCWF3006 Install mosaic tiling Core
CPCCWF3007 Tile curved surfaces Core
CPCCWF3009 Apply waterproofing for wall and floor tiling Core

Elective Units

BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities Elective
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures Elective
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies Elective

Qualification Package Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

Qualification Package Entry Requirements

No Specific entry requirements are for this course according to qualification package but Department of Human Affairs (DHA) requirements are applicable.

RTO Admission requirements

PCA has the following admission requirements for all students:

  • Applicant must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • IELTS band 5.5 or equivalent. Candidate does not need to provide evidence of an English test score with application if one of the following applies:

O Candidate is a citizen and holds a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland

O Candidate is enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course

O Candidate has completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland

O in the 2 years before applying for the student visa, candidate completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

  • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent.
  • If students do not meet English language, they will be required to undertake LLN test which will be conducted under supervision at the campus. Students will need to demonstrate ACSF level 3 to gain entry into the course. If the students do not meet language requirements, students will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with other institute at additional cost. PCA will not charge any referral fees.
  • As part of the training and assessment students will be required to work on heights, heavy lifting, physical labour, operating tools etc. They must be physically fit and capable to performing a range of manual handling tasks.

Computer literacy requirements:

All students enrolling into the program must have basic computer skills. The course may require students to make reports, do graphs and analyse data.

Students those who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to take basic computer skills course.

Workshop Entry requirements

Students are required to have safety boots, hard hat, safety vest to enter into the workshop. Students can buy these by themselves or contact the trainer/assessor in theory class and discuss about it.


On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded CPC31320-Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling, which is nationally recognised qualification. This could help student to gain entry into career paths or higher education in the industry.


Training Pathway

CPC31320-Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling


CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction


CPC50320 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) or CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)


Please note these courses are not delivered by PCA.


Employment Pathway

​Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include:

  • Tiler
  • Wall and floor tiler

Training is conducted in the classroom as well as in the workshop settings when required to simulate real work environment. The delivery will include face to face training and assessment.

Assessment methods comprise of written Questions/ Project(s)/Demonstration/Role play/ Report Writing/ observation. Assessment will be conducted under supervised environment.

Materials and Equipment Required

Students are required to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher at their own cost, to work on assignments and tasks for self-study. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All learners are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player and an email platform at their own cost.



Apart from Human Resources including training and assessment staff, support staff, course participants for role-plays and activities, following will be provided by PCA.

Learning Resources

The learning resources provided to students during the training and assessment include but not limited to:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Learner guides
  • Legislative documentation where required,
  • References according to individual units

Physical Resources

Facilities, Equipment and Learning Resources

PCA will provide facilities, equipment and all the learning resources required to deliver training and assessment of each unit according to its requirements. PCA will provide training / assessment facility in form of classrooms equipped with internet connection, workshop for simulated environment for training and assessment and all other resources required to deliver the unit of competency in the course.

Our responsibilities to the students:

  • Providing Quality Training and Assessment
  • Complying with the standards for RTOs 2015.
  • Issuing AQF certification, when all the assessment and financial requirements are met by the students.

Please note that PCA does not provide any guarantee of:

  • A migration Outcome.
  • A learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • A training product can be competed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course; or
  • A learner will obtain a particular employment outcome.
  • Licensing outcome

Student must read student handbook before making an enrolment decision. You can contact student services for any further information.