How to become a Tiler - Wall and Floor

Wall and floor tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble, glass and other types of tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

Personal requirements of a Tiler - Wall and Floor

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to work at heights
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to make simple calculations
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to work neatly and accurately

Education & Training for a Tiler - Wall and Floor

To become a wall and floor tiler you usually have to complete an apprenticeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1%

NSW 36.4%

NT 0.6%

QLD 16.1%

SA 8.8%

TAS 0.9%

VIC 23.9%

WA 12.1%

Hours worked:




Gender split:

Male 98.7%

Female 1.3%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 15.1%

Not completed Year 12: 22.6%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 15.1%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 47.2%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 48.3%

Above 35 years: 53.7%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
In some states and territories, wall and floor tilers carrying out work valued at more than a certain value must either be registered as, or work under the supervision of a registered building practitioner. All those who work in the construction industry must undergo safety induction training and be issued with a Construction Induction Card (CIC).
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