New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Tiling

Develop skills to go straight into work in the industry. Learn about tiling techniques and design for indoor and outdoor installations. Use different materials like ceramic tiles, waterproofing membrane, epoxy grouts and tile trims. Train in our workshops. Gain safe worksite skills so you’re ready for industry.

What you will learn

  • Gain tiling employment skills
  • Safely use hand tools and materials
  • Install indoor/outdoor floor and wall tiling
  • Learn design techniques for feature walls and mosaic
  • Apply a variety of adhesives, grouts and sealants
  • Interpret construction drawings to complete projects
  • Perform simple trades calculations and order quantities
  • Follow industry health and safety protocols

Career options

Work as a tiling apprentice. With experience and further study you can progress to be a qualified tradesperson in a team or become self-employed. Other construction trade areas, such as plastering or painting, are also an option.

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy or equivalent study/work experience.

Over 20 years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

These programmes are FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit for more information about TTAF.

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