Taking on an Apprentice in Flooring Technology

The ‘Become a Flooring Tech’ program is an initiative of the Australian Flooring Industry Alliance (AFIA) in conjunction with Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Funded by a grant from the Victorian Department of Education, the program represents a new approach to training Flooring Technology students.

An approach that benefits both apprentices and employers with successful outcomes. The pilot program guides two groups of students through the Certificate III Apprenticeship in Flooring Technology. Group one is scheduled to commence training in November 2018 with group two scheduled to commence in February 2020.

Students will be placed with host companies and employed under a training contract. The pilot 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 mentors support the relationship and development of the apprentice.
  • students study on campus in off-peak periods, and are available to work with employers on-site, during the peak periods
  • 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.
  • receive financial compensation via Australian Apprenticeships Incentives.

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

MSF30813 Certificate III in Flooring Technology

Your Apprentice will complete 11 Core units to improve their on-site abilities, including:

  • Work Safely
  • Communicate in the Workplace
  • Work in a Team
  • Using Flooring Technology Sector Hand and Power Tools
  • Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation
  • Plan and cost flooring technology work
  • Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
  • Make measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret work documents
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances.

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 apprentice’s units will be assessed via practical demonstration, on-site, via brief visual assessments from qualified assessors.

To register your interest please call Nathan Quinn on 0497-008-196

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