Wall & floor tiler
So, you want to be a wall and floor tiler? Can you:
- Calculate area and volume accurately to work out material quantities.
- Be flexible, tillers work inside, outside and even at heights
- Learn to use power tools accurately
- Use your eye for detail to produce high quality finished products.
What do wall and floor tillers do?
- Cut and fix tiles, including ceramic, glass, marble, slate, stone and terracotta tiles, to fireplaces, floors, hearths, spas, swimming pools and walls.
- Construct terrazzo floors, steps, risers and stringers.
- Apply waterproofing for wall and floor tiling.
How do I become a floor and wall tiler?
Firstly, you will need to do some work experience so that you know what the job is about. If you think it’s for you, find an employer that is looking for an apprentice tiler. You will then become an apprentice and will you will complete a certificate III in General Construction (wall and floor tiling) at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Once you have completed the four year apprenticeship, you will be a qualified tradie!
Once you are a tradie in the construction industry, you can continue working for small or large companies and move into leading hand, supervising or management positions. You might even want to start your own business and employ apprentices yourself. Some tradies even go on to further education to complete courses from Certificate IV to bachelor level. There are plenty of options for qualified Wall and Floor tilers.