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Roof slating 

A roof slate is a thin piece of slate rock, or similar imitation material, used to provide a weather tight exterior surface to roof and fascia structures.

For licensing purposes, roof slating is the fixing of roof slates to the exterior surface of roof and fascia structures.

Roof slating work includes the use of shingles or shakes, or imitation roofing slates, shingles or shakes, and the associated flashing, sarking, batten and valley installation.  It also includes the installation of skylights, ventilators and the like as well as the application of protective coatings, not involving structural alteration of roof members/components, to roofs fixed with such materials.


(1) Completion of CPC30811 / CPC30812 Certificate III in Roof Tiling including CPCCRT3005A or B Slate a roof


(2) Completion of any of the following qualifications:

  • CPC30808 Certificate III in Roof Tiling including CPCCRT3005A 
  • BCG30803 Certificate III in Roof Tiling including BCGRT3005B
  • BCG30898 Certificate III in General Construction (Roof Tiling), TAFE course #7074
  • Qualification 5688 Certificate III in Roof Tiling, Trade TAFE course #7948.

Previous licence holders

If you have ever held a licence in the current prescribed classes (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)) and you apply for a new licence, your previous licence will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.

To find a Registered Training Organisation that provides the qualification listed above, refer to the information on building licensing courses.

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