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  • MSF30818

Certificate III in Flooring Technology

At a glance

At a glance

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.

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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MSF30818 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.

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Carpet and Vinyl
MSFFL2031
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2033
Install hard underlays
MSFFL2036
Install soft carpet underlays and gripper accessories
MSFFL2037
Install unpatterned tufted carpet
MSFFL2038
Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
MSFFL3059
Install carpet tiles
MSFFL3060
Install adhesive fixed carpet
MSFFL3064
Install carpet to custom design stairs
MSFFL3065
Install resilient tiles
MSFFL3066
Install linoleum floor coverings
MSFFL3067
Complete large scale and complex vinyl flooring installations
MSFFL3068
Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes
Resin
CPCCWP3002A
Apply waterproofing process to internal wet areas
MSFFL2031
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2035
Mechanically prepare surfaces for installation of flooring materials
MSFFL3056
Polish concrete floors
MSFFL3057
Select and fit diamond polishing tools for concrete surface preparation and polishing
MSFFL3072
Mix and apply thin-film rollcoat resin flooring systems
MSFFL3073
Mix and apply thin-film broadcast resin flooring systems
MSFFL3074
Mix and apply self-levelling resin flooring systems
MSFFL3075
Mix and apply trowel-applied resin flooring systems
MSFFL3076
Mix and apply high-build decorative resin flooring systems
MSFFL3077
Prepare subfloors for resin flooring systems
MSFFL3100
Apply densifiers and sealers to concrete surfaces
Timber
MSFFL2031
Remove existing floor coverings
MSFFL2040
Install engineered timber flooring
MSFFL2042
Nail strip timber flooring
MSFFL2045
Coarse sand timber flooring
MSFFL3079
Adapt and apply custom designs to timber flooring
MSFFL3081
Install block parquetry flooring
MSFFL3083
Install patterned and mosaic parquetry flooring
MSFFL3089
Apply solvent-based coatings to timber floors
MSFFL3090
Apply water-based coatings to timber floors
MSFFL3095
Fine sand timber flooring
MSFFL3096
Edge sand timber flooring
MSFFL3098
Sand and fill parquetry flooring

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

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • 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
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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).

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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 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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland