CPC31320 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Become a Wall & Floor Tiler, Study CPC31320 - 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.

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you like job diversity? Are you looking for a career where you can combine arts and the trades? Then the Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling is for you!

This qualification offers a wonderful introduction to the growing WA construction industry, providing a range of basic construction skills as well as wall and floor tiling and advanced skills such as Mosaic and tiling curved surfaces. This qualification provides the skills for students to work as a sole trader in the construction, industrial and domestic markets.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in the construction industry with students completing 200 hours of work experience in the construction industry.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Course National Code: CPC31320

Course CRICOS Code: 103801K

This course is available to international students only. (planning to apply for a student visa (500) or currently on a student visa).

Course Duration

This course is delivered over 104 weeks in eight ten-week terms up to 22 weeks of holidays depending on commencement date. Classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week, two days per week plus 4 hours of scheduled study(face to face study). Additionally, from Term 3 you will undertake work experience in the industry.

Course Fees

Tuition Fees: AU$ 21,500
Material Fees: AU$ 4,900
AU$26,400 total tuition and material fees payable in 8-installments in 2-year

*Please note prices may vary if Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer is approved, please refer to our website for more details.


 Refer to Intakes

We support our Wall & Floor Tiling students to get required industry placement for this course.


Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a tiler in general construction or as a sole trader.

Occupational titles may include:

Wall and Floor tiler.


Theory and Practical Sessions

All Theory and Practical classes are held in the heart of Perth City: 187 Colin Place, West Perth WA 6005

Pathways From the Qualification

Students who successfully complete the Certificate III may go on to complete further study in a range of Certificate IV qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Building and Construction various streams; Building; Site Management; Specialist Trades or Trade Contracting.

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Industry Placement. You must be physically fit to take this course.

PCBT will Support Wall and Floor Tiling Students in Finding Work Placements in terms 3-8 (a maximum of 360 hours will be the industry placement component where 200 hours will be the minimum benchmark to fulfil as an integral part of the qualification). Note: Students must abide by PCBT Code of Conduct). 
Work placements are organised by PCBT College. Host work placement facilities are fully briefed by PCBT’s qualified tiling trainer on the supervision and support requirements when hosting our student.

Study and Assessment mode

This course is delivered in a combination of theory and practical sessions. All practical sessions are conducted in a fully equipped trade training centre where students will have access to all relevant equipment and a chance to practice all the techniques as required by the training package. From term 3, students will also participate in 200 hours of workplace experience to ensure that skills are demonstrated in an industry context to industry standard; PCBT assessors will visit student worksites to observe skills in action. PCBT supports students with industry placements for its students to enhance skills and further employment opportunities, however, students are expected to work with PCBT to organise their placements. Assessment is competency based and is generally though questioning, project and practical demonstrations.

Entry admission requirements

Those students who wish to undertake this course should meet the following academic and English language requirements.

AcademicEnglish Language
Year 11 or equivalent;
Various Certificate II Construction qualifications or with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification
Intermediate Level of English or
IELTS Test Score of 6 overall (General or Academic) or
TOEFL iBT Test Score of 60 or
PTE Academic Test Score of 51.6 or
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 169 or
OET Pass Grade B or
IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent can take our English Language Placement test. this is only applicable for English speaking country (level 1 country)

Please note that you are required to meet the Department of Home Affairs English language requirements for student visa applications, which may differ from the aforementioned course entry requirements. Please refer to https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ to find out the assessment level for your country and to determine the required level of English that you should possess

To achieve full certification, candidates must complete 20 units of competency:

PCBT runs a registered trade centre in West Perth. At this centre, candidates are trained in Wall & Floor Tiling. All training and assessments, required for the qualification, are carried out on-site in our workshop.

Core units

CPCCOM2001Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCWF2001*Handle wall and floor tiling materials
CPCCWF2002*Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment
CPCCWF3001*Prepare surfaces for tiling application
CPCCWF3002*Install floor tiles
CPCCWF3003*Install wall tiles
CPCCWF3004*Repair wall and floor tiling
CPCCWF3005*Install decorative tiling
CPCCWF3006*Install mosaic tiling
CPCCWF3007*Tile curved surfaces
CPCCWF3009*Apply waterproofing for wall and floor tiling
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective Units:

Elective units
CPCCCM2009*Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSP2002Use solid plastering tools and equipment

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Enquire Admissions:
Call: 08 9202 1003
Email: admissions@pcbt.wa.edu.au