Celebrating 140 years of education and training. Share your memories.

Personalise my view
Personalise my view

😊 Personalise my view

We use cookies and third-party to provide a better online experience, including to serve targeted ads. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies and privacy agreement.  Learn more

MSF30818

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

Set yourself on the path to success with this entry-level qualification in flooring technology. This course offers a number of specialisations that allow you to obtain the practical skills relevant to you as a floor finisher or floor specialist.

Apply Now
NEXT INTAKE Apprenticeship: Acacia Ridge Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Establish a career in flooring with this entry-level qualification. This course is designed to provide you with the practical skills to get your career started. It has multiple specialties available to help you tailor your career as a floor finisher.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as floor finishers is expected to grow in the coming years. There are likely to be around 4,000 job openings over the next five years in this growing industry.

Our highly qualified and experienced teaching team will guide you guided through your core units including how to receive and prepare floor covering materials, handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances, read and interpret work documents, and plan and cost flooring technology work. You can further specialise in many areas like timber, carpet, concrete or resilient.

Successfully completing this qualification will set you up for expanded opportunities in the workforce by adding to your broad range of knowledge that employers desire.

What can I do?

  • Timber Floor Finisher (Sander and Polisher)
  • Floor Finisher (Timber)
  • Floor Finisher (Resilient)
  • Floor Finisher (Concrete)
  • Carpet Layer
  • Floor Finisher

Course outcome:

MSF30818 Certificate III in Flooring Technology

Multiple specialisations

This qualification is based around a core set of teachings with multiple specialties available, allowing you to set yourself on the path that best suits you. These specialties include carpet, timber sand and coat, timber install, composite timber, composite carpet, concrete polishing and resilient.

Flexibility

TAFE Queensland understands the flexibility needed to fit your training in with work arrangements. We deliver training in the workplace, online and the classroom. In some areas, we even bring the workshop to you with our mobile training vans. With this range of options, we will ensure your training plan suits you and your employer.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS1001
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS1001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFL2030
    Receive and prepare flooring materials
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFL2030
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to check, prepare, package, transport and load flooring materials to an installation site with minimum damage.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Receive and prepare flooring materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFL2032
    Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFL2032
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply moisture barriers in readiness for the installation of floor coverings and coatings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFL2034
    Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFL2034
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, prepare, and apply primers, admix and cementitious products to concrete and timber subfloors using skim, smoothing, levelling and bulk filling coating techniques in readiness for the installation of floor coverings and coatings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFL3052
    Plan and cost flooring technology work
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFL3052
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain job information, plan the scope of work, estimate the net cost of providing products and/or services and calculate the final cost to the customer. It includes the development of customer quotations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and cost flooring technology work

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFL3053
    Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFL3053
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct a systematic risk assessment of the work and work area to establish and maintain a safe work environment throughout the conduct of flooring technology operations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFL3054
    Assess flooring installation sites
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFL3054
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess and formally report on the condition of both timber and concrete subfloors and factors in the environment that may impact flooring installation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess flooring installation sites

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN2001
    Make measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Make measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN3001
    Read and interpret work documents
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN3001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret work documents

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMSUP102
    Communicate in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMSUP102
    Unit description :
    This unit applies to personnel who are required to communicate clearly and accurately to record messages, seek clarification, access needed information, relay information to other people and complete workplace documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMSUP106
    Work in a team
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMSUP106
    Unit description :
    This unit applies to team members who are required to use interpersonal and communication skills to plan, organise and complete their work activities according to instructions and with limited discretionary powers.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in a team

  • UNIT CODE
  • TLID2003
    Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
    UNIT CODE :
    TLID2003
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances in accordance with relevant work health safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations concerning the safe handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, within the transport and logistics industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

Download Brochure

Certificate III in Flooring Technology (MSF30818)

Ask a question

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

COURSE CODE: MSF30818
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

Learn more
Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

Learn more
Important Information

Read this before applying

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection, ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs (recommended), disposable dust masks (recommended). You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

Materials list: Training record book. Folding metre rule. Tape measure – minimum 3m.  Pens. Pencils – HB, 2H and 8H.  Carpenters pencils (2). Sharpener. Eraser (soft).  A4 or foolscap notebook. Ring binder (to hold class notes).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

Learn more