Certificate III in Flooring Technology

National Code: MSF30813
TAFE SA Code: TP00693


This course is for apprentices wishing to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work in the flooring technology sector in commercial and residential areas of the furnishing industry.

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Up to 48 months 
Floor Finisher Floor Finisher
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Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
$276 - $341
$2,210 - $2,726
$148 - $182
$1,181 - $1,457

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects vocational outcomes for those performing flooring job roles including safe handling of materials in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Flooring Technology (MSF30813)
    You will learn how to prepare sub-floors and flooring surfaces (including polished concrete), install carpet, timber and resilient flooring, apply finishes to floors, repair existing flooring and provide advice to customers. You will also learn about work health and safety, communications, calculations and working with others. 11 core units plus 14 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate in the workplace 20
    Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment 8
    Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances 40
    Make measurements and calculations 30
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Plan and cost flooring technology work 24
    Read and interpret work documents 24
    Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation 8
    Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools 56
    Work in a team 30
    Work safely 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coarse sand timber flooring 24
    Cut and install timber flooring materials to stairs 40
    Inspect sub-floors 24
    Install adhesive fixed carpet floor coverings 80
    Install carpet cushion underlays and gripper accessories 40
    Install commercial vinyl floor coverings 40
    Install direct stick timber flooring 56
    Install engineered timber flooring 40
    Install hard underlays 32
    Install laminate timber and bamboo flooring 40
    Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures 40
    Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings 96
    Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings to stairs 56
    Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds 24
    Remove existing floor coverings 32
    Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment 24
    Work safely in the construction industry 6
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