Tiling Course Short Course

Learners’ who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to set out and prepare work surfaces for tiling, mix the correct quantities of adhesive and grout in accordance with manufacturers specifications and apply standard tiles to plastered surfaces in accordance with the design and construction methods specified in working drawings for houses of a basic design ensuring that the applicable National Building standards, health and safety regulations and prescribed time frames are adhered to.

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Course price from

R8,900.00 incl. VAT

Course duration

16 Days

Course language


On- or off-site training

On- & Off-Site Available

NQF level




Entry level

Grade 10



Completing this course will enable you to

The competencies contained in this unit standard complement the other building competencies that make up this qualification and will contribute to the development of professional Community House Builders who are able to use science and technology in a responsible and cost effective manner. These competencies should result in improved quality and service delivery in community house building.

Course Outcomes

  • Properties and use of different tiles.
  • Properties and application methods for different tile adhesives.
  • Mix proportions for adhesives, grout, plaster, skim coats, screeds and grano.
  • The importance of cement/water ratios on the strength of plaster, adhesives and grout.
  • Relevant sections of the National Building Regulations.
  • SABS Code of Practice for ceramic tiles.

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Course Curriculum

Set out work for tiling

  • The correct work area is identified in accordance with drawing specifications or owner requirements.
  • A work task is communicated and agreed.
  • The work area is measured and set out in accordance with drawing specifications.


Prepare work surface for tiling

  • Protrusions are removed.
  • Appropriate materials, tools and equipment are identified and correctly used.
  • Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected


Mix adhesive and grout

  • Adhesive and grout mixes are identified and mixed in accordance with specifications and specific work requirements.
  • The implications of mixing grout incorrectly are understood.
  • Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied.


Tile plastered walls

  • Tiles are cut and applied to plastered walls and columns with tile adhesive.
  • Tiles are applied to line and level.
  • Gaps between tiles are uniform and have been grouted with tile grout

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