Qualification details

CPC30812 - Certificate III in Roof Tiling (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC30811 - Certificate III in Roof TilingRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC30811 Change to core units: • CPCPCM2023A revised and not equivalent to CPCPCM2043A Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes 06/Feb/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPC30820 - Certificate III in Roof TilingSupersedes and is equivalent CPC30812 Certificate III in Roof Tiling. 26/Nov/2020

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 17/Jan/2017
(View details for release 1) 07/Feb/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingSupersededCore
CPCCRT3006B - Fix shingles to roofs and facadesFix shingles to roofs and facadesSupersededN/A
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise workSupersededCore
CPCCRT3001A - Tile regular roofsTile regular roofsSupersededN/A
CPCCRT3004B - Repair and renovate tile roofsRepair and renovate tile roofsSupersededN/A
CPCCRT2002A - Use roof tiling tools and equipmentUse roof tiling tools and equipmentSupersededN/A
BSBSMB406 - Manage small business financesManage small business financesSupersededElective
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platformsSupersededN/A
CPCPCM2055A - Work safely on roofsWork safely on roofsSupersededCore
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specificationsSupersededCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 333311 Roof Tiler 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4413-11 Roof Slater And Tiler 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Trades 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Roof Tiler 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 333311 Roof Tiler 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4413-11 Roof Slater And Tiler 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Feb/2013 
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Modification History




Revised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC30811

Change to core units:

  • CPCPCM2023A revised and not equivalent to CPCPCM2043A
  • CPCPCM2035A revised and not equivalent to CPCPCM2055A

Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes


Update superseded imported units from elective list with equivalent current unit for:

  • BSBSMB301A to BSBSMB301
  • BSBSMB406A to BSBSMB406

This version released with CPC08 Version 9.3.


This qualification provides a trade outcome in roof tiling for residential and commercial construction work.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Roof tiler.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:
  • Clear and direct communication
  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal language
  • Questioning to identify and confirm requirements
  • Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons
  • Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:
  • Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans, drawings and specifications
  • Work sheets
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks


  • Works as part of a team
  • Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members
  • Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance
  • Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • Coordinates and actions tasks
  • Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving 

  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial action and/or reports to supervisor
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment
  • Checks job location to ensure adequate provision of ventilation and fire safety
  • Matches replacement tiles and joints for existing roof

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Puts ideas into action
  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising 

  • Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures
  • Identifies and manages risks
  • Carries out site inspection to identify conditions and requirements
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Determines material quantity requirements and checks for conformity to requirements
  • Prioritises and sequences tasks
  • Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management 

  • Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements
  • Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems
  • Manages own performance to meet workplace standards
  • Seeks support to improve work performance
  • Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required
  • Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


  • Uses calculators
  • Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely
  • Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 17 units of competency:
  • 14 core units
  • 3 elective units.

A maximum of one of the four required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Carry out WHS requirements


Work safely on roofs

Roof tiling field of work 


Handle roof tiling materials


Use roof tiling tools and equipment


Tile regular roofs


Tile irregular roofs


Repair and renovate tile roofs

Elective units  

Specialist roof tiling and repair field of work  


Apply protective paint coating systems


Repair and replace valleys, valley irons and flashings


Slate a roof


Fix shingles to roofs and facades

General electives  


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Use explosive power tools


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.