Tiling Trade Qualification

Have you found in your informal tiling experiences that you’ve got the hallmarks of a good tiler – precision in laying tiles, a keen eye for alignment, and a meticulous approach to grouting and finishing? 

Perhaps these skills are part of your untapped potential. With Gimbal Training, you can channel these abilities into a formal qualification. Explore how your accumulated skills can be your stepping stone to professional recognition through our tiling RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) courses. 

Start your tiling trade qualification journey with us today and turn your informal expertise into a certified success in the tiling trade.

Our RPL Courses in Tiling

CPC31320 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Aimed at those interested in tiling for walls and floors, this tiling trade qualification teaches how to prepare surfaces, lay tiles, grout, and finish tile surfaces. It covers a variety of materials, including ceramic, clay, slate, marble, and glass. This course is perfect for individuals pursuing a career in wall and floor tiling in both residential and commercial settings.

If you want to pursue a career in tiling and get your domestic builder license with the VBA, the CPC31320 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling is a great first step in that direction.

To learn more about how you can get ahead, get in touch with us today by filling out our form.

What Is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) offers several benefits and differs in key ways from traditional institutional or university education:

Time and Cost Efficiency

RPL can significantly reduce the time and cost of obtaining a qualification because it eliminates the need to undergo training for skills you already possess.

Career Advancement

By converting your existing skills and experience into formal qualifications, RPL can open up new career opportunities and potentially lead to higher earning potential.

Validation of Skills

RPL provides formal recognition of your skills and knowledge, validating your practical experience in a formal and respected manner.

Bridging Gaps in Qualifications

RPL can identify areas where you might need further learning, offering a more targeted and efficient path to completing your qualifications.

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  • The qualifications we offer can only be undertaken through by an employed Apprentice or through the formal trade recognition assessment process (RPL) for those that have been in the industry for a minimum of 4 years

Differences from Traditional Education

There are a few things that separate RPL from traditional learning in educational organisations. Here are the main differences between the two:

Focus on Experience

Unlike traditional education, which typically involves studying a set curriculum, RPL assesses your existing skills and knowledge, regardless of how they were acquired.


RPL is highly personalised, focusing on the individual’s unique learning journey and experiences, whereas institutional education follows a more standardised approach.

Speed of Qualification

RPL can fast-track the process of obtaining a qualification, as it bypasses the need for redundant training in areas where you already have expertise.

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Tiling Trade Qualification FAQs

Getting your RPL in tiling can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to about 6 months, depending on your experience and evidence. The quicker you provide the essential details, the faster you can expect to receive it.

Yes, in addition to obtaining a qualification, you often need to obtain a trade licence to legally work in many skilled trades, including tiling. This licence is typically required by regulatory authorities and ensures that you comply with industry standards and local regulations. The process and requirements for obtaining a trade licence can vary depending on your state and the specific trade.

Yes, all our courses at Gimbal Training are accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and are recognised nationally.

How RPL Is Assessed

With our simple six-step process, you’ll have your formal qualification in a short period of time.

Step 1: Enquiry

Speak to one of our friendly team members and provide to get started on your consultation.

Step 2: Pre-enrolment

In this step, we ensure you are eligible for an RPL by asking you the necessary questions and giving you login details for our online platform. Collect and organise your experience for your assessor with a combination of workplace documents, interviews, videos and reports from previous employers. 

The assessor will then make contact to discuss your application, explain the process and let you know what further evidence is required including workplace documents, references and videos

Step 3: Enrolment

In this step you complete an online knowledge test, provide any additional video evidence and complete an interview with the Assessor on the technical aspects of your qualification

Step 4: Gap Training

After an assessment, your assessor may decide you need further training to address the gaps in your knowledge or practical skills and will advise you how to proceed.

Step 5: Assessment Outcome

The assessor creates a report with a recommendation based on the evidence you have provided, outcome of written test and interviews. This is submitted to the Compliance department for approval.

Step 6: Final Approval

You are issued your nationally recognised qualification and provided with the necessary documents.

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  • The qualifications we offer can only be undertaken through by an employed Apprentice or through the formal trade recognition assessment process (RPL) for those that have been in the industry for a minimum of 4 years