Why become a Qualified Flooring Installer?
A Flooring Technology apprenticeship can lead to many job opportunities, from working as a self-employed flooring installer to overseeing projects, Company representative, Specifier.
An apprenticeship is a way in which you combine employment and training to gain a nationally recognised qualification. You are PAID TO LEARN new skills! Apprenticeships are usually full-time but can also be part-time or school based and will provide you with knowledge and experience in your chosen career.
You are led by an expert tradesperson who can teach you the practical side of the career which is accompanied by formal training delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO). This training will be delivered on-the-job with a 1-week residential workshop completed off-the-job at a nominated worksite.
Assessments will be conducted on the job, and will involve practical demonstration, theoretical learning via out Learner Management System (Digido), oral questions and written activities third party / supervisor reports.
When you complete your apprenticeship, you are awarded your qualification and a Certificate of Proficiency or Trade Certificate from the relevant State Department of Industry and are deemed a qualified tradesperson in the industry.
There are no formal qualifications needed to commence an apprenticeship which means they are perfect for school leavers, people re-entering the workforce, updating their skills or for people simply wishing to change careers. If this is the case, existing skills and prior experience can be recognised and if course credit granted, potentially reducing the amount of formal training required.
Qualifications in Flooring technology can lead to average weekly salary of up to $ 1200.00 p/week.
Whether you're just starting out in your career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, FCIA can offer you opportunities
This qualification has multiple disciplines and pathways embedded in it including preparing flooring surfaces, installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors.
What does a Floor Covering Installer do?
Apprentice Floor Coverings Installers learn many skills and may choose to specialise in any of the following areas:
• A hard floor finisher lays and finishes timber, cork and parquetry floors in mosaic and block patterns. They also sand, stain and apply finished coatings to timber floors.
• A resilient layer specialises in laying and finishing vinyl in either sheet or tile form. They may also lay these materials on bench tops and walls as well as floors.
• A textile layer or carpet layer fastens the edges and seams, then stretches the carpet and fixes it along walls and borders, using gripper strips.
What skill level is required?
There are no pre-qualifications required for this role but an ability to work with your hands and in a team environment is an advantage. Moderate levels of literacy and numeracy skills is also ideal.
A choice of school-based or after-school apprenticeships is available.
School-based Apprenticeships allow students to work as paid part-time trainees while they complete their secondary education at school. Alternatively, they can be employed by a Floor Coverings retail outlet or business across Australia after they have completed their secondary school studies.
Where to from here?
(links to an email or application form if they have one. Alternatively, we can set up an online expression of interest form which can automatically be sent to a nominated email)
Whether you are responding to a vacant position or just letting us know you are keen to start your career, the process is the same.
- We need to know what career paths interest you and some general information.
- FCIA will refer you to an employer in your nominated area
- If suitable, you then attend a job interview with the employer
- If successful, you will then commence your apprenticeship as part of the FCIA National Training Academy.