National code: MSF30818

Certificate III in Flooring Technology (Timber)

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Overview About this course

Tap into your design mindset and install a range of timber floorings in residential and commercial premises. Work with a range of materials and craft strong and beautiful floors through on the job training.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use basic power tools and hand tools

  • Select and work with timber as well as carpet, vinyl, concrete and resin

  • Work from detailed drawings and specifications for flooring projects

  • Use measurements and calculations to estimate job requirements

  • Communicate with customers and work in teams

  • Minimise waste and source environmentally sustainable products

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level

  • The skills to plan and organise timber flooring for customers

  • The experience to lay, sand, polish and coat timber floors for customers

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Flooring Technology (Timber) as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.


  • To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the industry

  • Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application


  • You must be currently working in the industry and 21 or over, as evidenced by a copy of your photo identification

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to kneel or stand for long periods of time

  • Enthusiasm for working in flooring, in either residential or commercial premises

  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination

  • The ability to get a white card before starting the course

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: floor technician, flooring specialists, industry representative, small business owner and trainer and assessor.


A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit SafeWork for more information on applying for your white card.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Flooring Technology (Timber) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Flooring Technology (Timber) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 24 units of competency, including 12 core and 12 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances TLID2003

  • Plan and cost flooring technology work MSFFL3052

  • Receive and prepare flooring materials MSFFL2030

  • Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment MSFFL3053

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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