Roof Tiler

Almost every building needs the protection of a roof; every office, school, home and even the garden shed. Covering, repairing, removing and replacing existing roofs requires many practical skills using specialist tools, and the work can range from domestic projects to prestigious renovation work.

Roof tilers lay new roofing materials and repair existing ones, nail or clip individual tiles to timber battens and select suitable tiles so they lock together or overlap one another to form a weatherproof covering for the building.  Roofs are not all the same shape, size or design.  An experienced roof tiler considers the pitch, eaves, intersections of hips and ridges etc before they start laying the tiles, not only to be sure the roof is water tight but also that it looks good.

Suggested pathway into roof tiling:
  • Schools2Skills Certificate II in Building and Construction (Trades Pathway)

Qualifications

On the job training
Accredited Certificate
Licence
Traineeship
Apprenticeship/Trade Certificate
Diploma/Advanced Diploma
Tertiary Degree

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