Level 5, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


CPC31320 - Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

CRICOS course code


Course Description

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. 

Occupational titles may include: 

  • Tiler 
  • Wall and Floor tiler 


TEDI doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading. 

Qualification Code


Qualification Title

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Total Course Duration

94 Weeks(including holiday breaks)

Volume of learning

1400 hours

Delivery weeks

70 weeks

Holidays breaks

24 weeks


Course Structure:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 20 units of competency: 

· 17 core units 

· 3 elective units 

CPC31320- Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling 

Units code

Units name


Pre-requisites required


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding




Work safely at heights




Calculate costs of construction work




Apply basic levelling procedures




Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.




Conduct workplace communication




Carry out measurements and calculations




Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry




Plan and organise work




Read and interpret plans and specifications




Handle wall and floor tiling materials




Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment




Prepare surfaces for tiling application




Install floor tiles




Install wall tiles




Repair wall and floor tiling




Install decorative tiling




Install mosaic tiling




Tile curved surfaces




Apply waterproofing for wall and floor tiling



Age requirements:

Students must be above 18 years of age while filling up the application form.

Academic Requirements:

To enter into this course delivered at TEDI, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to Australian senior secondary school examination.


Mature Age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements considering they have relevant work experience within the chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements. A minimum of 2 years’ experience would normally be expected; however, each case will be reviewed individually with relevant work experience evidence in the form of an employment reference letter on company letterhead, work samples and curriculum vitae submitted will be considered. Such learner will be accessed for possible RPL opportunities and their course duration and volume of learning will be adjusted accordingly, if any RPL is granted.

English Language Requirements for International students:

International students applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:

Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course;

Or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course;

Or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course;

Results older than two years are not acceptable.


  • To provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States


  • To provide evidence that, within two years* of their signed written agreement date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Refer to Enrolment Kit available on TEDI’s website for detailed information.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN):

Students undertaking this course at TEDI must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations or any other course related work. To determine this, all students wanting to study at TEDI are required to undertake LLN Test prior to the commencement of the course.  Based on the test outcome, students may be identified as requiring internal support services and/or external support services.

LLN test will be conducted on campus by using an ACSF mapped online LLN assessment tool - LLN Robot - under the supervision of qualified LLN assessor.

Students will be required to undertake language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN) test and achieve expected performance level of ACSF level 3 for CPC31320- Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling.

Computer literacy requirements

Students enrolling into this course must have basic computer skills. Student are required to fill in the questions related to computer and internet skills in the Pre-Training Review form provided along with the application form.

Students who do not possess basic computing skills will be provided with basic computer using support. Students can contact TEDI for any further information or assistance.

Mode of Delivery: Class room-based Face to face theory learning and practical training at TEDI’S WORKSHOP

Delivery Location:

Delivery Location: Theory classes will be conducted at Level 5, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000 Australia

Practical training will be conducted at TEDI’S WORKSHOP at 17 David St, BRUNSWICK, Victoria 3056

Materials and Equipment Required

TEDI will provide access to computers with required resources including access to the internet during classroom hours, however, to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all students are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word, an email platform.

For practical training: Learners are required to have a PPE kit. This kit can be purchased from the institute or from any suppliers outside prior to undertaking practical training. Price for the Kit if purchased from the institute will be $400. Students can contact TEDI at 03 9043 3926 for any further information.

Physical Abilities requirements: Learners are expected to have physical abilities and manual handling required to perform tasks involved while undergoing training effectively. As parts of this qualification, students will be expected to do manual handling and heavy lifting.

Please Note: Material Fees will only include printed reading materials and handouts provided by the Institute. Students will have to pay separately for the kit (if purchased from the institute). 

Refer to the Student Handbook available on this website for more details. 


Fees & Charges

Total Course Fee: $25,000

Tuition Fee: $AU 22,500

Non Tuition Fee: $AU 2,500


Pathway from the Qualification

Successful completion may enable the students to apply for CPC50320 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Management).

Employment Pathways

Units in this qualification reflect the knowledge and skills of individuals with significant experience in:

  • Tiler
  • Wall and Floor tiler

However, above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register (https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code= CPC31320) & (www.training.gov.au), it doesn't imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course.

TEDI doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading

This course Information may not be sufficient to make an Enrolment decision. Please read this information in conjunction with Student Handbook available on the TEDI's website.