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Get Ready for Tiling

Non-accredited Short Course

Take the first step to becoming a qualified tiler with this introductory short course. Develop the basic hand and employability skills needed to obtain an apprenticeship.

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TIME 2 weeks / Full Time NEXT START DATE 23 May 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane

Course overview

Develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to gain an apprenticeship with this introductory tiling short course.

According to the Australian Government “Australian Jobs 2021” report, the construction industry represents around 9% of workers in Australia and a significant number of new jobs have been added in recent years. In particular, technicians and trade workers in the construction industry account for 32% of workers. Construction Skills Queensland estimates a state-wide construction industry labour shortage of 20% in response to the boom in new housing as well as large infrastructure projects in the pipeline, including the Brisbane 2032 Summer Olympics. Now is the time to consider a construction trade for your future career!

The Get Ready for Tiling short course will introduce you to the trade where you will learn to use wall and floor tiling tools, equipment and materials, and cover topics including preparing surfaces for tile application, fixing floor and wall tiles, mosaic and decorative tiling and much more! You will also learn about workplace health and safety, develop an understanding of the Building and Construction industry and learn about the possible career pathways available. 

This intensive two week course provides hands-on training delivered by industry-experienced teachers and on-site industry work experience.

Upon successful completion of this short course you will be well placed to seek an apprenticeship as a tiler in the Construction industry. To further your employability opportunities you will be able to enrol into the Construction Industry White Card course for no additional fee (not required if you already hold a White Card).

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
Acacia Ridge
23 May 2022
2 weeks
Full time. 5 days per week: week one on-campus, week two work experience.
  • Subsidised: $0

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Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To take part in this course, you will need to be a:

  • Queensland resident
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency

TAFE Queensland strongly recommends:

  • Sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent 
  • Car and Licence: highly recommended to get to and from construction sites for mandatory work experience – usually a 6:30/7.00am start. 
Resources Required

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

Students are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • protective footwear: Steel Capped safety boots (no Volleys) 
  • protective clothing: Clean shorts or long cotton pants (no track suit pants) and clean t-shirt or short sleeved shirt (no singlets)

You will be required to undertake one week (5 days) of work experience.

TAFE Queensland will be able to assist in finding work experience placements, our teachers are well connected with their industries.

Need to know
  • This course not intended for hobbyist or home DIY, it is to determine suitability for an apprenticeship.
  • Work experience will be arranged by teachers who are well connected with their Industries
  • The Construction Industry White Card Course will be completed during the first week of training.
  • If you already hold a White Card, please bring it with you for the first day of training. It will be required for the work experience component of the course

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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