Certificate III in Flooring Technology - MSF30818


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of flooring technicians who install floors or flooring materials in residential or commercial premises. Floors and flooring materials may be carpet, timber, vinyl, resilient, resin or concrete. Flooring technicians use a range of technical knowledge to perform skilled work involving known routines, methods and procedures. They use discretion and judgement to adapt and transfer their skills and knowledge to different job needs and take responsibility for their own work.In some states and territories, this qualification is linked to licensing requirements for the installation of timber floors. In addition, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification in some jurisdictions. Local regulations should be checked for details.


  • Mix and apply thin-film rollcoat resin flooring systems
  • Install commercial carpet
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Plan and cost flooring technology work
  • Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
  • Install battens or plywood in preparation for strip timber
  • Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
  • Install laminate flooring
  • Install synthetic textile floor coverings to sports facilities and outdoor spaces
  • Mentor in the workplace
  • Install mouldings and edge trims to timber flooring
  • Install resilient sheet to walls
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
  • Install hard underlays
  • Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors
  • Plan and implement maintenance systems for timber, laminate and engineered flooring
  • Apply quality standards
  • Install rubber floor coverings
  • Make measurements and calculations
  • Mix and apply trowel-applied resin flooring systems
  • Sand cork flooring
  • Install carpet tiles
  • Install timber flooring materials to stairs
  • Install engineered timber flooring
  • Install timber flooring to joists
  • Read and interpret work documents
  • Match and make up colours
  • Sand and fill parquetry flooring
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Install block parquetry flooring
  • Mix and apply high-build decorative resin flooring systems
  • Install adhesive fixed carpet
  • Apply finishes to cork flooring
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Coarse sand timber flooring
  • Select and fit diamond tools for concrete surface preparation and polishing
  • Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
  • Nail strip timber flooring
  • Install impact and sound absorption underlay
  • Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications
  • Apply solvent-based coatings to timber flooring
  • Install patterned and mosaic parquetry flooring
  • Mix and apply thin-film broadcast resin flooring systems
  • Install resilient tiles
  • Match furnishing style and materials to customer requirements
  • Mechanically prepare surfaces for installation of flooring materials
  • Complete large scale and complex vinyl flooring installations
  • Edge sand timber flooring
  • Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes
  • Provide advice to customers on floor coverings
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Mix and apply self-levelling resin flooring systems
  • Apply composite-based coatings to timber flooring
  • Work in a team
  • Install carpet to custom design stairs
  • Receive and prepare flooring materials
  • Install soft carpet underlays and gripper accessories
  • Apply stains and fillers to timber flooring
  • Install cork tiles
  • Install direct stick timber flooring
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Install patterned and custom designed carpet
  • Adapt and apply custom designs to timber flooring
  • Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Install unpatterned tufted carpet
  • Respond to complaints about flooring installations
  • Install linoleum floor coverings
  • Polish concrete floors
  • Assess flooring installation sites
  • Apply oil-based coatings to timber flooring
  • Prepare subfloors for resin flooring systems
  • Fine sand timber flooring
  • Install expansion joints
  • Apply densifiers and sealers to concrete surfaces
  • Remove existing floor coverings
  • Install bamboo flooring
  • Install anti-static and conductive resilient floor coverings
  • Install sprung timber flooring
  • Apply emulsion wax to timber flooring
  • Apply water-based coatings to timber flooring

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lidcombe College No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Lidcombe College.

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply. If you are a registered apprentice, you may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship, which will be verified at enrolment.The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligiblePAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCEFees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/feesPayment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-fundingRECOGNITIONRecognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

Campuses: Newcastle Campus, Newcastle Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:PPE – All personal safety equipment must be provided by each student. This includes the listed items below; - Safety glasses (must be Australian standard approved) - Hearing protection (must be Australian standard approved) - Steel-cap safety boots - Dust mask

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