Certificate III in Flooring Technology

National Code: MSF30822
TAFE SA Code: TP01440


Flooring technicians use their skills and technical knowledge to install floors and flooring materials, including timber, vinyl, resin, and concrete, in residential and commercial premises. Working primarily in the construction industry, flooring technicians have a major role to play in the look, feel, usability, and sustainability of a building. They are able to use their own judgement and discretion to adapt and transfer their skills and knowledge to each individual project. There is ample opportunity to run your own business and be self-employed. You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to enrol in this course.

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48 months 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to undertake this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
$0 - $409
$0 - $3,274
$0 - $241
$0 - $1,929
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 (MSF30822)
    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess flooring installation sites 25
    Communicate in the workplace 20
    Establish and maintain safe flooring installation work areas 8
    Make measurements and calculations 30
    Plan and cost flooring technology work 24
    Prepare subfloors with cementitious coating applications 35
    Read and interpret work documents 24
    Receive and prepare flooring materials 10
    Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers to concrete subfloors 40
    Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances 40
    Work in a team 30
    Work safely 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coarse sand timber flooring 24
    Install adhesive-fixed carpet 80
    Install carpet tiles 70
    Install engineered timber flooring 40
    Install hard underlays 32
    Install impact and sound absorption underlay 8
    Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings 40
    Install resilient tiles and planks 55
    Install unpatterned tufted carpet 130
    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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