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CERTIFICATE III IN WALL & FLOOR TILING

Wall & Floor Tiling

Wall and floor tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

Wall and Floor Tiler are all currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

There is currently a large demand for qualified wall and floor tilers in Australia and if working in the construction industry is something that appeals to you this might be the perfect option for you.

Students learn to lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble, glass and other types of tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

Major areas of study include interpretation of plans, measurements and calculations, use of power tools and equipment, surface preparation & repairs.

Common Course Requirements

  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
  3. This course includes 360 hours of vocational placement.

Graduate Outcome

  • Full time wall and floor tiler earn an average of $862per week
  • Employment for this occupation rose very strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years).
  • Wall and floor tilers have a high proportion of full-time jobs (87.1 per cent).
  • The average hours worked by wall and floor tilers in Australia are 41.4 per week.
  • Wall and floor tilers can work independently as a subcontractor or be part of a larger construction companies
Course Details

Price

$10,000 - $15,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth

Intake

Monthly Intakes

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Education Pathways

Wall and Floor Tiler (333411) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Wall and Floor Tilers is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Wall & Floor Tiler is the Certificate III in Wall & Floor Tiling

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Wall & Floor Tiling

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Wall & Floor Tiler

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Wall & Floor Tiler you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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Interviews with Our Students

Feel free to check these interviews with some of our students.

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William is studying Associate Degree of Civil Engineering at TAFE QLD in Brisbane. He's building up his work experience and will apply for a permanent visa to Australia.

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After Chris traveled to Australia on a vacation, he fell in love with the country and decided to pursue his dream to become a bricklayer in Australia.

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Denise came to Australia several times when she was younger and fell in love with the country. She decided to apply for a student visa and started her course at the Southbank campus of TAFE Queensland.

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In late 2017 he decided to study joinery in Australia. He has now finished his course and has just had his temporary graduate work visa approved (subclass 485).

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After finishing high school, Louis decided to Automotive Mechanical at a college on The Gold Coast. After completing this course he obtained the Temporary Graduate Work Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as a wall and floor tiler?

Wall and Floor Tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes. A wall and floor tiler may do any of the following in typical day as well:

  • examining plans, measuring and marking surfaces and laying out work
  • preparing wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces
  • spreading adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and setting tiles in position
  • using tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes
  • ensuring tiles are correctly aligned and spaced
  • grouting tiles, and cleaning and removing excess grout
  • applying waterproofing systems
  • may lay floors of granolithic, terrazzo, cement or similar composition
  • may lay coloured tiles in patterns to create mosaics
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Can foreigners do a wall and floor tiler apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do a wall and floor tiler apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified wall and floor tiler. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

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How much does a wall and floor tiler get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified wall and floor tiler earns $1,330 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be a wall and floor tiler?

To be a qualified wall and floor tiler in Australia you need to successfully complete the Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

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How much is a wall and floor tiler course?

A Certificate III in Wall & Floor Tiling ranges from $8,500 – $15,000 per year in Australia

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How long does it take to become a qualified wall and floor tiler?

A Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling takes 24 months to complete in Australia

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries specifically European or North American countries accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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Is a wall and floor tiler in demand in Australia?

Employment has risen very strongly in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years) for wall and floor tilers. Wall and floor tilers have a high proportion of full-time jobs (87.1%). Wall and floor tiler is also on Australia’s Medium to Long Term Skills Shortage List

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How do I get started?

Complete this questionnaire and we’ll send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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