Taking on an Apprentice in Flooring Technology

The ‘Become a Flooring Tech’ program is an initiative of the Australian Flooring Industry Alliance (AFIA) in collaboration with Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Funded by a Workplace Training Innovation Fund (WTIF) which is a grant from the Victorian Department of Education. This program represents a new approach to training Flooring Technology apprentices.

This approach benefits both apprentices and employers, by receiving Expressions of Interest from employers, who need to put on additional employees, and potential apprentices, who have identified that their chosen career is in flooring technology. The program guides both employers and apprentices through the steps to begin the Certificate III in Flooring Technology as an apprenticeship. The delivery of the training can be in blocks of three days over a twelve month period, or a blended approach incorporating workshop session on campus and on-site coaching and assessment of units of competency.

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

Employer benefits:

  • highly trained flooring industry advisers support the relationship between the employer, the training institution and development of the apprentice.
  • apprentices have the flexibility to study on campus learn on-site with the guidance of a qualified trainer, or a combination of some on campus study with on-site assessment.
  • during the first 12 months, apprenticeship students can complete more than half the core 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 valuable team members, enhancing their capacity in the workplace.
  • receive financial compensation via Australian Apprenticeships Incentives.

For insights into what you may be eligible for see this link.

Step by Step Guide to Employing a Flooring Apprentice

Download the step-by-step guide for flooring tec businesses considering employing an apprentice including links to key sources of information to help you along the way.


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 12 stream specific units based on the what the business discipline/s is. This could be Carpet, Timber, Vinyl or Combined.

For detailed information go to the link below:

To register your interest please call Allan at the Australian Flooring Alliance on 0409 406 920