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Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

CPC31311 – Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling 

  • Course National Code: CPC31311
  • Course CRICOS Code: 099906F
  • Course Duration: 24 Months (104 Weeks)
  • The course is available to International students Only.
  • Total discounted course and material fees: AU$ 24,000 (Monthly or term by term instalment plan available)

Course Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and floor tiling for residential and commercial construction 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.


2019-2020 Intakes

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. Additionally, from Term 3 you will undertake work experience in the industry.

Career Opportunities

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

Possible job title includes:

  • Wall & Floor Tiler

Entry Requirements


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 5.0 overall (General or Academic) or
  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 35 or
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 36 or
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 154 or
  • OET Pass Grade B or
  • PCBT Certificate 3 in EAL
  • IELTS test score of 4.5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOS
  • You may be exempted to provide evidence of English Language competence if:
    • you have studied for 5 years in an English speaking country.
    • you have completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV OR higher level course in an Australian Education Provider under a student visa.
    • you have successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
    • you have successfully completed the College English Placement Test.
    • you have successfully completed your High School or higher tertiary qualification in English Language

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 to find out the assessment level for your country and to determine the required level of English that you should possess

Physical fitness:
Students wanting to study in this course are expected to be physically fit and capable of completing a range of manual handling tasks on a daily basis.

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.

Study & 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. 

Work Placement

PCBT will Support Wall and Floor Tiling and Solid Plastering Students in Finding Work Placements to Complete 360 Hours in terms 3-8 (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.

Theory and Practical Sessions

Campus Location: All Theory and Practical classes are held in the heart of Perth City187 Colin Place, West Perth WA 6005

Course Fee

Tuition Fees: AU$ 21,000
Material Fees: AU$ 4,900
Total discounted course and material fees (for a limited time): AU$ 24,000 (Monthly or term by term instalment plan available)

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

Units of Competencies

To achieve full certification, candidates must complete 19 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 
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Wall and floor tiling field of work  
CPCCWF2001AHandle wall and floor tiling materials
CPCCWF2002AUse wall and floor tiling tools and equipment
CPCCWF3001APrepare surfaces for tiling application
CPCCWF3002AFix floor tiles
CPCCWF3003AFix wall tiles
CPCCWF3004ARepair wall and floor tiles
CPCCWF3006ACarry out mosaic tiling
CPCCWF3007ATile curved surfaces
CPCCWP3002AApply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
Elective units 
Advanced tiling field of work 
CPCCWF3005ACarry out decorative tiling
General electives 
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms