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Certificate III in Flooring Technology

  • National Course Code: MSF30818
  • TAFE NSW code: MSF30818-01V01-20NEW-999

Location – Newcastle (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

32.1 Hours per week


3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Flooring Technician after successful completion

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • a training contact for apprenticeship registration
  • to attend TAFE during the block classes completing both practical and theory componants for each unit or meet the unit requirements within the workplace
  • to be currently employed in the industry

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part time day, block release course. You will need to attend approximately 27.2 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 7 blocks per year, for 3 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 78.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including workplace learning experience, as per Apprentice/Trainee training plan, 2hrs per day, for 10hrs per week, for 46 weeks per year x 3 years, self-directed review of structured activities, 1hr per week for 32 weeks per year x 3 years, self-directed preparation for assessments, 1hrs per week for 32 weeks per year x 3 years.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to work as qualified flooring technicians, who install floors or flooring materials, such as carpet, timber, vinyl, resin or concrete, in residential or commercial premises
  • want to learn a range of technical knowledge to perform skilled work, involving known routines, methods and procedures
  • can use discretion and judgement, to adapt and transfer their skills and knowledge to different job needs, and take responsibility for their own work

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled as block release. Attendance will be 7 blocks per year, Monday to Thursday, from 8.00am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

PPE ? all 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)
  • steal cap safety boot
  • dust mask


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Recognition 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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
MSFFL3054 Assess flooring installation sites
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSFFL3053 Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
MSFFL3052 Plan and cost flooring technology work
MSFFL2034 Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents
MSFFL2030 Receive and prepare flooring materials
MSFFL2032 Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
Elective Units
Number Title
MSFFL2045 Coarse sand timber flooring
MSFFL3060 Install adhesive fixed carpet
MSFFL3059 Install carpet tiles
MSFFL2033 Install hard underlays
MSFFL2039 Install laminate flooring
MSFFL2038 Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
MSFFL3065 Install resilient tiles
MSFFL2036 Install soft carpet underlays and gripper accessories
MSFFL2037 Install unpatterned tufted carpet
MSFFL2035 Mechanically prepare surfaces for installation of flooring materials
MSFFL2031 Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL3055 Respond to complaints about flooring installations

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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