Wall & Floor Tiling Competition
A wall and floor tiler works within commercial and residential construction projects laying tiles onto different substrates. Tiles can include ceramic, porcelain, mosaics and natural stones. Any interior and exterior areas that get wet require tiles. They are used in bathrooms, ensuites and laundries, and on patios, balconies, stairs and in and around swimming pools. Wall and floor tilers are required in interact with clients, builders, architects and other tradespeople. Professional wall and floor tilers pay special attention to details such as level, plumb, square and tile alignment. High quality tile installations have these attributes; they are the key to professionalism and satisfied clients.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN WALL & FLOOR TILING IF YOU:
- Are interested in practical work and are good with your hands
- Have good measurement skills and an eye for detail
- Have good sense of colour coordination
- Are able to work accurately and neatly
- Have strong interpersonal skills
- Are physically fit
- Can work in confined spaces and heights
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Wall & Floor Tiling Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Wall & Floor Tiling Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.
WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Wall & Floor Tiling Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Wall & Floor Tiling Competitions are aligned to CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services National Training Package (release 9.4).
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Wall & Floor Tiling is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the CPC31311 Certificate 3 in Wall and Floor Tiling Qualification:
- CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OH&S requirements, policies & procedures in the construction industry
- CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
- CPCCCM1005A – Carry out measurements and calculations
- CPCCWF3007A – Tile curved surfaces
- CPCCWF3003A – Fix wall tiles
- CPCCWF3004A – Repair wall and floor tiles
- CPCCM2006B – Apply basic leveling
- CPCCWF2002A – Use wall & floor tiling tool & equipment
- CPCCCM1004A – Conduct workplace communications
- CPCCWF3001A – Prepare surfaces for tiling application
- CPCCCM2001A – Handle wall & floor tiling materials
Cutting tiles, laying wall and floor tiles, screeding sand and cement, grouting, reading and interpreting plans and specifications, surface preparation to substrates.
Regionals Competition Duration
6 hours – 1 day
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Wall & Floor Tiling is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the CPC31311 Certificate 3 in Wall and Floor Tiling Qualification.
In addition to the Regional requirements the National also includes:
- CPCCCM1005A – Read & interpret plans & specifications
Cutting tiles, laying wall and floor tiles, screeding sand and cement, grouting, reading and interpreting plans and specifications, surface preparation to substrates, advanced curved work, mitred tiles and aluminum angles.
Nationals Competition Duration
18 hours – 3 days
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