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Create Your Career In Tiling

Tiling Course

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and floor tiling for residential and commercial construction work. Occupational titles may include tiler and wall & floor tiler. The taker of this will eventually be able to lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

This profession in the construction industry is highly sought-after in Australia and is included in the list of professions that can be sponsored and may even lead to a migration path.

Levels of Educational Programs Available

  • Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Course Offered

Certificate III In Wall And Floor Tiling

The course provides hands on-training from industry experienced teachers and practical experience on full scale projects. It will also include more complicated tiling work such as mosaics, pools and spas.

  • Course Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Eligibility: Good passes at Year 11 level or overseas equivalent.
  • English Requirement: IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score less than 5.5.
  • Fees: AUD$15,000 to AUD$20,000 (varying from provider to provider)

Visa Requirement

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

PR Pathway

This course may lead to employment in the construction industry. Again, an opportunity to gain relevant local work experience may even lead to PR.

Anzsco Code: 333311 – Roof Tiler

What Roof Tilers Do?

  • Cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

Tasks Include

  • Studying drawings, specifications and work sites to determine materials required
  • Erecting ladders and scaffolds
  • Placing and securing waterproof sheets over eaves
  • Nailing and stapling roofing underlay to roofs
  • Aligning starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, securing with wire, staples and nails, and overlapping successive layers of tiles
  • Sizing and cutting roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges, corners and ridges
  • Fixing edge and ridge tiles in cement mortar
  • Slipping roofing material under pre-fabricated flashing and nailing it down
  • Caulking and flashing exposed nail heads to prevent leaks

Visa Options For Immigration Per STSOL And ROL

  • 190 – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) (STSOL)
  • 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) (STSOL)
  • 187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187) (ROL)
  • 407 – Training (subclass 407) (STSOL)

Anzsco Code: 333411 – Wall And Floor Tiler

What Wall And Floor Tilers Do?

Lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

Tasks Include

  • 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

Visa Options For Immigration Per MLTSSL

  • 189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189)
  • 190 – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • 485 – Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) – Graduate Work
  • 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)
  • 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • 187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • 407 – Training (subclass 407)
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