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  • MSF30813

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself on the path to a success with this entry-level qualification in flooring technololgy. 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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Timber Floor Finisher (Sander and Polisher)
  • Floor Finisher (Timber)
  • Floor Finisher (Resilient)
  • Floor Finisher (Concrete)
  • Carpet Layer
  • Floor Finisher
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MSF30813 Certificate III in Flooring Technology

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Course overview

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.

TAFE Queensland offers several ways to access quality training for apprentices including workplace training, online and recognition of prior learning (RPL) to help you access training that will increase your practical skills in the workforce.

Our highly qualified and experienced teaching team will guide you guided through your core units including how to receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation, 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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units and the elective units from the apprenticeship type listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSAPMOHS200A
Work safely
MSAPMSUP102A
Communicate in the workplace
MSAPMSUP106A
Work in a team
MSFFL2001
Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools
MSFFL2002
Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation
MSFFL3002
Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
MSFGN2001
Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001
Read and interpret work documents
MSFFL3001
Plan and cost flooring technology work
TLID2003A
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Timber Sand and Coat Apprenticeship - Electives
MSFFL2015
Coarse sand timber flooring
MSFFL3029
Adapt and apply custom designs to timber flooring
MSFFL3031
Install direct stick timber flooring
MSFFL3033
Install block parquetry flooring
MSFFL3040
Repair timber flooring
Resilient Apprenticeship - Electives
MSFFL2004
Moisture test timber and concrete floors
MSFFL2005
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2006
Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds
MSFFL2007
Select and apply appropriate compounds and additives
MSFFL2015
Coarse sand timber flooring
MSFFL2016
Install hard underlays
MSFFL2021
Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
MSFFL2022
Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures
MSFFL3003
Inspect sub-floors
MSFFL3013
Install commercial vinyl floor coverings
MSFFL3014
Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes
MSFFL3017
Install resilient sheet to walls
MSFFL3018
Install resilient sheet to bench and counter tops
MSFFL3034
Install cork tiles
Concrete Polishing Apprenticeship - Electives
CPCCOHS1001A
Work safely in the construction industry
MSFFL2004
Moisture test timber and concrete floors
MSFFL2005
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2006
Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds
MSFFL2007
Select and apply appropriate compounds and additives
MSFFL2008
Prepare concrete sub-floors using wet cleaning methods
MSFFL2011
Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment
MSFFL2016
Install hard underlays
MSFFL3003
Inspect sub-floors
MSFFL3022
Mix and apply epoxy and seamless floor coverings
MSFFL3047
Polish concrete floors using planetary machines
MSFFL3048
Select and fit diamond tools for concrete surface preparation and polishing
MSFFL3049
Apply densifiers and sealers to concrete surfaces
MSFFL3050
Provide advice to customers on floor coverings
Composite Timber Apprenticeship - Electives
MSFFL2004
Moisture test timber and concrete floors
MSFFL2005
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2006
Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds
MSFFL2016
Install hard underlays
MSFFL3003
Inspect sub-floors
MSFFL3023
Apply solvent-based coatings to timber flooring
MSFFL3024
Apply water-based coatings to timber flooring
MSFFL3031
Install direct stick timber flooring
MSFFL3033
Install block parquetry flooring
MSFFL3034
Install cork tiles
MSFFL3036
Install mosaic parquetry flooring
MSFFL3040
Repair timber flooring
MSFFL3042
Fine sand timber flooring
MSFFL3043
Edge sand timber flooring
Composite Carpet and Vinyl Apprenticeship - Electives
MSFFL2004
Moisture test timber and concrete floors
MSFFL2005
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2006
Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds
MSFFL2016
Install hard underlays
MSFFL2017
Install carpet cushion underlays and gripper accessories
MSFFL2018
Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings
MSFFL2019
Install carpet tiles using standard installation procedures
MSFFL2021
Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
MSFFL2022
Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures
MSFFL3003
Inspect sub-floors
MSFFL3006
Install adhesive fixed carpet floor coverings
MSFFL3011
Install carpet floor coverings to custom design stairs
MSFFL3013
Install commercial vinyl floor coverings
MSFFL3014
Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes
Carpet Apprenticeship - Electives
MSFFL2004
Moisture test timber and concrete floors
MSFFL2005
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2006
Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds
MSFFL2015
Coarse sand timber flooring
MSFFL2016
Install hard underlays
MSFFL2017
Install carpet cushion underlays and gripper accessories
MSFFL2018
Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings
MSFFL2019
Install carpet tiles using standard installation procedures
MSFFL2020
Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings to stairs
MSFFL3003
Inspect sub-floors
MSFFL3005
Install carpet tiles using custom designs
MSFFL3006
Install adhesive fixed carpet floor coverings
MSFFL3007
Install commercial carpet floor coverings
MSFFL3008
Install patterned carpet floor coverings

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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).

Need to know

 

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding is available for this course for eligible students. You must be an existing worker in the Building and Construction Industry with at least one month of employment with your employer to be eligible for CSQ funding. This can be full-time, part-time or casual/contract employment. A letter from your employer must be provided for proof.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland