Roof tiler covering roof with new tile

Roof Tiler

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

Overview

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

Day-to-day

  • studying drawings, specifications and work sites to determine materials required
  • erecting ladders and scaffolds
  • placing and securing waterproof sheets over eaves
  • nailing and stapling roofing underlay to roofs
  • aligning starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, securing with wire, staples and nails, and overlapping successive layers of tiles
  • sizing and cutting roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges, corners and ridges
  • fixing edge and ridge tiles in cement mortar
  • slipping roofing material under pre-fabricated flashing and nailing it down
  • caulking and flashing exposed nail heads to prevent leaks.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Roof Tiler

  • You can work as a Roof Tiler without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in roof tiling is usually required.

    Take a Certificate III in Roof Tiling

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