This is a Nationally Recognised Training course

Course Description

Certificate III in Flooring Technology  is a nationally recognised  qualification that describes the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks, including preparing flooring surfaces, including polished concrete floors; and installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors.

Participants may be formally enrolled as apprentices/trainees or may choose to progressively complete the units by arrangement with their employer and Ai Group Training Services.  The learner will be seeking the skills and knowledge needed to work in the flooring technology sector of the furnishing industry.

Participants undertaking this qualification are likely to fall into the following categories:

  1. New entrants to the industry, typically school leavers or young people seeking trade-level training, who are signed-up by a floor laying business as a trainee.
  2. Existing workers in the industry who have already acquired some floor laying skills but are still working under the direct supervision of a professional installer.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

 

Units of Competencies
Total number of units = 25 
11 core units  plus 14  elective units
The hours displayed are nominal, actual delivery hours delivered may differ depending on delivery mode.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveNominal Hours

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Core

30

MSMWHS200

Work safely

Core

30

MSMSUP102

Communicate in the workplace

Core

20

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

Core

30

MSFFL2001

Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools

Core

56

MSFFL2002

Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation

Core

8

MSFFL3001

Plan and cost flooring technology work

Core

24

MSFFL3002

Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

Core

8

MSFGN2001

Make measurements and calculations

Core

30

MSFGN3001

Read and interpret work documents

Core

24

TLID2003A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Core

40

 

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveNominal Hours

MSFFL2021

Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings

Elective

40

MSFFL2022

Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures

Elective

40

MSFFL3012

Install linoleum floor coverings

Elective

40

MSFFL3013

Install commercial vinyl floor coverings

Elective

40

MSFFL3014

Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes

Elective

40

MSFFL3015

Install resilient tiles using custom design and decorative finishes

Elective

40

MSFFL2016

Install hard underlays

Elective

32

MSFFL2005

Remove existing floor coverings

Elective

32

MSFFL3021

Cut and install resilient floor coverings to stairs

Elective

32

MSFFL2004

Moisture test timber and concrete floors

Elective

16

MSFFL2011

Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment

Elective

24

MSFFL2009

Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers and damp proof membranes to concrete sub-floors

Elective

40

MSFFL2006

Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds

Elective

24

MSFFL3003

Inspect sub-floors

Elective

24

 

The Certificate III in Flooring Technology can typically be completed in 36 – 48 months. This may vary if you have applied for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery will mainly be :

  • Face to face: class room
  • On-the-job: technical experts/workplace supervisor/trainer
  • Provision of trainer support between sessions via email and phone to assist learners
  • Blended: this approach is offered for those who cannot attend scheduled face to face session/s

Types of Assessments

Formative
Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks

Summative
Observation and or demonstration of performance, simulation, third party report, projects.

There will be other methods of assessment depending on the type of delivery and specific workplace focus or job role.

Course fees are made up oftwo components; tuition and materials fees.Due to the different level of Government subsidies available to students,there are three possible fee levels for tuition fees; concession, standard and full fee. Only one will beapplicable to you.

Please visit our Fees & Charges page for more information. Government funding and assistance varies between states, and we recommend that you contact AiGTS in order to consult on the appropriate funding that suits your personal requirements.

Full fee-paying students - Fees can be made by paying an initial payment of $1500 and remaining amountsvia 8 instalments in accordance with the Service Level Agreement.

FFS - $4,300.00 per year for 3 years

Full fees are applicable to students who do not meet State or Commonwealth funding eligibility criteria.

Entry Requirements

There is no entry level requirement nor prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.  However, this qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analysis and write reports in context to the job role.

Pre Training Review

All applicants are required to complete a  mandatory pre-training review which is completed prior to enrolment to ensure applicants meet the requirements to undertake the qualification.

Language, literacy and numeracy

All applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolling.  This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analyse and write reports in context to the job role.

Study Pathways

Pathways into the qualification -  Pathway into the qualification is through recognition of prior learning,  work experience or progression from the MSS20316 Certificate II in Competitive Systems and Practices or other vocational qualification.
Pathways from the qualification - Participants who successfully complete the Certificate III in Flooring Technology (MSF30813)will be recognised as accredited flooring installers. Upon certification flooring installers may add additional streams to their qualification through the completion of additional accredited units of competency (e.g. Timber, Sanding and Finishing, Resilient or Carpet. Many graduates wish to pursue a career as a self-employed contractor/business owner and would be advised to undertake a suitable course in small business management.

Employment Pathways

The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goals and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:

  • Accredited Flooring Installer
  • Self-employed contractor/business owner

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL in simple terms involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside formal education and training system.  Find out more about RPL.

Student Support
The following learning support will be available to learners:

  • LL&N referral to an organisation which is equipped to provide such support
  • Reasonable adjustment and additional support provided in the event it is found that a student is having major difficulties in completing the qualification
  • Face to face, email and telephone support, in the event a student/client has requested such support or it is deemed they need this support to complete the qualification
  • Mentoring in the workplace or by the Trainer/Assessor
  • Counselling services (to be organised in consultation with the employer and when required by the student).
Application for entry to this course is available at any time. Please contact AiGTS on 1300 134 756 in order to discuss options for commencement. You can also submit your expression of interest online.