lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.
examining plans, measuring and marking surfaces and laying out work
preparing wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces
spreading adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and setting tiles in position
using tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes
ensuring tiles are correctly aligned and spaced
grouting tiles, and cleaning and removing excess grout
applying waterproofing systems
may lay floors of granolithic, terrazzo, cement or similar composition
may lay coloured tiles in patterns to create mosaics
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.