Wall & Floor Tiling
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.
Certificate III in Wall & Floor Tiling
Gold Coast, Perth and Brisbane
$8,500 – $15,000 per year
The Course Details
Potential Job Forecast:
- 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
Common Course Requirements
- Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
- Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
- This course includes 360 hours of vocational placement.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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