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:
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.
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Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Communicate in the workplace
Work in a team
Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools
Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation
Plan and cost flooring technology work
Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
Make measurements and calculations
Read and interpret work documents
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
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Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures
Install linoleum floor coverings
Install commercial vinyl floor coverings
Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes
Install resilient tiles using custom design and decorative finishes
Install hard underlays
Remove existing floor coverings
Cut and install resilient floor coverings to stairs
Moisture test timber and concrete floors
Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment
Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers and damp proof membranes to concrete sub-floors
Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds
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 :
Types of Assessments
Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks
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.
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.
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.
The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goals and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:
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.
The following learning support will be available to learners: