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  • NONAC04039

Introduction to Wall and Floor Tiling (Career Pathway)

Non-accredited Short Course
At a glance

At a glance

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

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Course overview

Course overview

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

There is strong demand for qualified tilers with up to 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Increased specialisation within the construction industry means you will be well-placed for employment if you continue and complete an apprenticeship.

In a range of settings as an apprentice tiler you will learn to use wall and floor tiling tools, equipment and materials, and cover topics including prepare surfaces for tile application, repair wall and floor tiles, fix floor and wall tiles, mosaic and decorative tiling and much much more. You will also learn about occupational health and safety, and develop an understanding of the Building and Construction industry structure, work organisation and possible career pathways. 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 in the tiling industry. To further your employability opportunities, it is also strongly suggested that you enrol into the Construction Industry White Card course for an additional fee.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must:

  • have a sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended;
  • Car and licence is also required to get to and from construction sites, usually for a 6.30 - 7.00 am 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)
  • protective clothing: Clean t-shirt or short sleeved shirt (no singlets)

Need to know

  • This course is not intended for hobbyist tilers, it is to determine suitability for an apprenticeship.
  • Work experience will be arranged by our Teachers who are well connected with their Industries

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland