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Understanding Tiles and Tiling Training Courses

The Australian Tile Council welcomes our members and their staff to our exclusive "Understanding Tiles and Tiling Training Course and our Advanced training course.

These courses are aimed at giving those in frontline sales or specification, as well as anyone who is dealing with the public, or has a need or desire to understand tiles and tiling, the necessary information and knowledge to understand and answer all of the relevant questions about tiles and tiling.

The courses provide a valuable training tool for new entrants to the industry but also an excellent refresher for existing staff.

The courses cover the following topics:

Understanding Tiles & Tiling Training Course
  • Tile Selection
  • Tile Dimensions and Appearance
  • Tile Characteristics
  • Tile Joints
  • Tile Lippage and Surface Flatness
  • Care and Maintenance
Understanding Tiles & Tiling Advanced Course
  • Tile Installation
  • Tile Grouting and Movement Joints
  • Gradient Falls in Wet Area Floors
  • Waterproofing
  • Slip Resistance
  • Problem Solving


These topics have been based on the Australian Tile Council's Tiles and Tiling Guide, highly regarded in the industry as the major technical reference document for all matters related to our products and their installation.

Each section of the course comes with an introduction - a short read to prepare you for what's to come, and advise you of how to progress.

Then you'll be asked to watch a short video, with the content matching the module in the Guide. You will be able to pause or go back to revisit any part of each video in order to help you fully understand the video. 

After viewing the video, you will be given multiple choice questions based on what you have just watched. You will have up to ten minutes to answer the questions. If you get them right, you can move on to the next module. If not, you will need to attempt the questions once again before moving on. 

The content is informative, educational, and allows you to work at your own pace.

Feel Free to refer to the Tiles and Tiling Guide on the ATC website to use as a reference at any time.

Each course can be completed in either one session or over multiple sessions.

New industry entrants are encouraged to undertake each course over multiple sessions, module by module, allowing time between each module to digest the information from that module before moving on. 

It is recommended that the advanced course only be undertaken by people who have been in the industry for at least 6 months.

Once every module of each course is completed, you will be provided with an Australian Tile Council certificate that you have passed that course. 

For convenience each course is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

There is no limit to how many times a person can undertake or view each course.

Click either of the above images above to commence the course.