QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Flooring Technology


National Code: MSF30818
TAFE SA Code: TP01136


Description

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 
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In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered in Semester 1, 2020. This may result in delivery changes to your course for Semester 2, 2020. If any changes are made, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.


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Course Admission Requirements

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
Subsidised
$278 - $304
$2,221 - $2,434
Concession
$151 - $165
$1,205 - $1,320

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

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • 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 (MSF30818)
    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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 12 core units and 12 elective units.

    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    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 www.training.gov.au.

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

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess flooring installation sites 25
    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
    Plan and cost flooring technology work 24
    Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications 35
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
    Read and interpret work documents 24
    Receive and prepare flooring materials 10
    Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors 40
    Work in a team 30

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Coarse sand timber flooring 24
    Complete large scale and complex vinyl flooring installations 70
    Install adhesive fixed carpet 80
    Install carpet tiles 70
    Install hard underlays 32
    Install impact and sound absorption underlay 8
    Install laminate flooring 30
    Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings 40
    Install resilient tiles 55
    Mechanically prepare surfaces for installation of flooring materials 30
    Remove existing floor coverings 32
    Respond to complaints about flooring installations 40
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