Certificate III in Flooring Technology


Course code MSF30813
Start date(s) Various dates throughout the year
Course length Full time: 3 years
Campus Moorabbin - Bulli St
Study mode Workplace training; Day release
International course No
  • Course Overview

    The course provides comprehensive training if you are a floor covering and finishing apprentice.

    This course is delivered both on and off the job. This method of delivery ensures you develop the most up to date knowledge and skills required in the workplace. 

    Core training is delivered off the job in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on, practical training wherever possible.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 11 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    The course structure displayed below is for the General Stream. Students are able to select from three other streams: Timber, Carpet and Resilient.


    Assessment will be conducted on and off the job, and will involve practical demonstration, third party report, oral questions and written activities and tests.


    MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    MSAPMOHS200AWork safely
    MSAPMSUP102ACommunicate in the workplace
    MSAPMSUP106AWork in a team
    MSFFL2001Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools
    MSFFL2002Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation
    MSFFL3001Plan and cost flooring technology work
    MSFFL3002Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment
    MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
    MSFGN3001Read and interpret work documents
    TLID2003AHandle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


    MSFFL2004Moisture test timber and concrete floors
    MSFFL2005Remove existing floor coverings
    MSFFL2006Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds
    MSFFL2016Install hard underlays
    MSFFL2017Install carpet cushion/underlays and gripper accessories
    MSFFL2018Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings
    MSFFL2019Install carpet tiles using standard installation procedures
    MSFFL2020Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings to stairs
    MSFFL2021Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings
    MSFFL2022Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures
    MSFFL3003Inspect sub-floors
    MSFFL3006Install adhesive fixed carpet floor coverings
    MSFFL3013Install commercial vinyl floor coverings
    MSFFL3017Install resilient sheet to walls
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    Training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing of this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed MSF30813 Certificate III in Flooring Technology.

    Career Opportunities

    Various roles within the flooring technology industry

  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    Ongoing enrolment

  • How to Apply


    A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or for more information.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Holmesglen Workforce Solutions

    03 9209 5300


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE MSF30813

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$1500
    Full Fee$5800

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

Plastering & Tiling Open Days

  • 21Jun
    Plastering and Tiling

    After a creative trade? Have a keen eye for detail? These time honoured trades are equal parts accuracy and creativity and great if you're looking to start up your own business.

    Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

    - , Thu 21 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia