Grow Your Flooring Industry Business

Receive financial incentives and support to become a Flooring Industry Apprentice Employer

The Become a Flooring Tech program is an initiative of the Australian Flooring Industry Alliance (AFIA), in conjunction with Holmesglen Institute of TAFE.

The program was enabled by a Workplace Training Innovation Fund (WTIF) grant from the Victorian Department of Education and is supported by the Victorian Skills Commissioner

Receive financial compensation via Australian Apprenticeships Incentives see this link

Students study on campus in off-peak periods, and are available to work with employers on-site, during the peak periods

Highly trained mentors support the relationship and development of the apprentice


Taking on an Apprentice in Flooring Technology

An approach that benefits both apprentices and employers with successful outcomes. Apprentices are matched with companies and employed under a training contract.

During the first 12 months, apprenticeship students complete more than half the units required for a Certificate III in Flooring Technology qualification. The program focus is on practical skills and workplace communication and safety to ensure they are work-ready, enhancing their capacity in the workplace.

The program is endorsed by the National Flooring Trainers Network as a key supporter, assisting in rolling out future programs nationally across Australia.

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    Contact Sonya at the Australian Flooring Alliance on 0497 008 196

    Flooring Apprenticeship Practical on-site and Campus Learning

    • Apprentices learn on-site with your employer as you develop your practical skill-set with minimal time in the classroom used to address areas that cannot be trained on-site
    • Apprentices study on campus in off-peak periods (Feb, July, August), and work with your employers on-site, during the busier periods
    • Highly trained mentors support your apprentice’s development
    • Purpose-designed work sites and environments at Holmesglen replicate practical real world experience, for fast-tracked skill development
    • First 12 months of the Apprenticeship will be focussed on practical skills and workplace communication and safety to ensure you are work-ready.

    Building on Your Flooring Apprenticeship

    • Your apprentice can choose from the various disciplines of Flooring Technology including; Carpet, Timber, Vinyl, or a combination General Stream
    • Ability to transfer units and develop further into more senior levels of study

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    MSF30818 Certificate III in Flooring Technology

    Your Apprentice will complete 12 Core units to improve their on-site abilities, including:

    • Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction industry (CPCCWHS1001)
    • Communicate in the Workplace (MSMSUP102)
    • Work in a Team (MSMSUP106)
    • Assess flooring installation sites (MSFFL3054)
    • Select, prepare, and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors (MSFFL2032)
    • Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications ((MSFFL2034)
    • Receive and prepare floor covering materials (MSFFL2030)
    • Plan and cost flooring technology work (MSFFL3052)
    • Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment (MSFFL3053)
    • Make measurements and calculations (MSFGN2001)
    • Read and interpret work documents (MSFGN3001)
    • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances (TLID2003)

    Once the core units are completed apprentices will complete 14 stream specific units based on your discipline/s (Carpet, Timber, Vinyl or Combined). The majority of your units will be assessed via practical demonstration, on-site, via brief visual assessments from qualified assessors.