The tiling of walls and floors is a recognised trade in the construction industry using tiles made from ceramics and materials including stone, terracotta and marble all of which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colours and may be laid in intricate, decorative patterns. Tiling can be applied to both exterior and interior walls, as well as other surfaces such as floors and swimming pools. Tiling often includes maintenance and restoration work where most surfaces need to be repaired. This may involve removing existing floor or wall coverings and levelling floors. You will learn, in a practical workshop environment from industry experts. All modules are done in practice in a fully equipped workshop allowing you to immediate use your practical skills rather than a theoretical environment.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is aligned to qualification 261665 - Prepare surfaces and apply tiles.


FULL TIME, R8 250.00 excl. vat  / person

Price Includes: Lunch, Learning material, Facilitation, Transport (from Kempton station), SETA learner uploading, SETA learner registration, Internal assessment, Internal moderation, Internal certification, Trade test booking assistance where applicable

Payment Options: We provide flexible and affordable payment options to ensure the course is always within your reach. Please CLICK HERE for more details. 


FULL TIME, 15 Working Days (5 Day Core, 10 Day Specialization, 08:30 - 16:00), 08:30 - 16:00)

Admission Requirements:

Plasterer, Bricklayer or relevant experience.

Got experience? A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed. 


On complesion of this course, the student will earn the following:
  • The Makers Academy Tiling Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Registration on CETA National Learner Data Base.
  • CETA statement of results for the following unit standards:
    • 261665 - Prepare surfaces and apply tiles

Course Accreditations:

We put high priority in ensuring that the relevant accreditation's are met and maintained. This course has been designed to provide the student with the industry relevant certifications, recognized by industry for maximum employability. We are registered with the following bodies
  • Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)
  • Manufacture, Engineering and Related Services Seta (MERSETA)
  • Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA)
  • Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB)
  • Registered Solar Geyser Training Facility

Learning Methods & Delivery:

All our training are delivered in a practical workshop environment. We have state of the art campus build and constructed as a virtual workplace environment where learners not only learn theory but also practically learn, apply, practise and demonstrate their newly acquired skills. This is experiential training at its best. 



Continual Integrated Formative Assessment: As you finish your modules you will be assed continuously in the form of practical exercises.

Portfolio of Evidence: You will be required to build up a portfolio of evidence as proof that you can perform certain task in practise. This will be done in a “simulated work environment”.

Module 1: Safety and Building Industry

  • Orientation 
  • Introduction to the building industry
  • Safety and loss control
  • Elementary first aid
  • Erect and dismantle of scaffolding

The typical scope of the unit standard includes the following:

  • Surfaces include but are not limited to plastered walls and circular columns, attached piers, apron walls around baths, screeded floors and concrete steps.
  • Tiles include but are not limited to ceramic, glazed and unglazed, concrete, "terrazzo" and porcelain.
  • Tiles are of different sizes, thicknesses, bevelled and unbevelled.
  • Types of tiling include but are not limited to mosaics, natural stone tiling, façade tiling, etc.
  • Special tiling systems may be required.
  • Tile adhesives and grouts include cement-based or non-cement-based types.


Module 2: Select Materials, Tools and Equipment for Specified Tiling Work.

  • Properties, purposes and applications of materials, tools, equipment selected are described accurately.
  • Materials, tools and equipment selected are checked to be appropriate for specified tasks (fit-for-purpose).
  • Materials, tools and equipment are checked against manufacturers' specifications and criteria contained in work plans.
  • Materials, tools and equipment are used and maintained according to manufacturers' specifications/requirements and industry best practice.


Module 3: Cut Tiles According to Specification


  • Objects include but are not limited to baths, plugs, basins, etc.
  • The specific materials, tools and equipment are identified and selected for the cleaning and preparing activity.
  • Tiles are cut in accordance with specifications and specific work plans.
  • Cuts around objects are neat; sizes and shapes of cuts are ensured to be correct
  • Materials, tools and equipment are used and maintained according to manufacturers' specifications/manufacturers' requirements and industry best practice.


Module 4: Prepare Surfaces for Tiling.

  • The sequence for tiling and their individual components are determined in accordance with the work plan.
  • The surface condition is assessed to determine the task requirements.
  • Surfaces are cleaned and prepared for the application of tiles.
  • The correct sequence is followed in the preparation of surfaces.


Module 5: Mix Adhesive and Grout.

  • Adhesive and grout mixes are identified and the consequences of incorrect mixing are described in terms of their effect on quality, costs etc.
  • Adhesives and grouts are mixed according to specifications and specific work requirements.
  • Quantities of batched mixes are estimated, and the consequences of over-batching are described correctly.
  • Adhesive and grout mixes are checked to meet specified requirements and are appropriate for specific types of structures and tiles.
  • Correct adhesive materials are used for specific surfaces.


Module 6: Tile Surfaces


  • On screeded floors, tiles are spaced equally along the perimeter of the floor; tread tiles on concrete steps overlap riser tiles by a specified measurement; joints between treads and risers are tightly butted.
  • Provision must be made for expansion and contraction at expansion joints.
  • Relevant legal requirements include SABS Code of Practice for Ceramic Tiles.
  • Tiles are applied according to accepted tiling procedures.
  • Gaps between tiles are checked to be uniform and that grouting is even.
  • Tiles surfaces are made to be straight, flat and even.
  • Tiles are spaced to meet specified requirements.
  • Materials, tools and equipment are used and maintained in accordance with industry best practice and manufacturers' specifications.
  • Tiled surfaces are cleaned immediately.
No dates have been specified for this course.
Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.

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