Offering Info

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

  • National Course Code: MSF30818
  • TAFE NSW code: MSF30818-01V02-22LID-014

Location – Lidcombe (Apprenticeship)


Part Time



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

8 Hours per week


3 years

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Flooring Technology provides you with all of the skills needed to install a range of floorings, both in residential and commercial premises. Through on the job training, this course trains you in a variety of techniques and materials and allows you to graduate ready for the industry.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Use basic power tools and hand tools
  • Select and work with materials including carpet, vinyl, timber, concrete and resin
  • Work from detailed drawings and specifications
  • Create flooring solutions where detail is required


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An interest in design principles
  • Enthusiasm for working in flooring materials in residential or commercial premises
  • An aptitude for practical skills
  • A presentable appearance to work in peoples homes
  • An eye for detail
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination
  • Good communication skills
  • A safety mindset

Career opportunities:

  • Carpet floor preparer
  • Timber floor preparers
  • Floor finisher and coverer
  • Concrete floor preparer
  • Licensed installer
  • Supervisor in the construction
  • Shop fitting/commercial fit out industries


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV and Training and Assessment

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.


TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Flooring Technology 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 manufacturing or furnishing industries as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.


During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.


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
  • An aptitude for practical skills
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


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

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

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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

Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.


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, Pens, Pencils and Paper and USB drive.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


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

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more:

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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

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

Lidcombe (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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