Apprenticeship and traineeship details
Please refer to the Declaration Policy for the requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships.
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks, including preparing flooring surfaces, including polished concrete floors; and installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors.
Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:
This is a Restricted calling (Restricted calling information)
- Casual NOT PERMITTED in Queensland
The lodgment of a second training contract where one of the training contracts is full-time will be reviewed by the Department to determine if each of the parties to each training contract can meet their obligations. There must be a clear separation between the training and employment requirements for each training contract and must not be replicated through the one occupation only.
Minimum of 15 hours per week over each 4 week period throughout duration of apprenticeship/traineeship.
7.5 hours per week of paid employment. This may be averaged over a 3 month period.
Over the period of a year, the employer must provide at a minimum the equivalent of 375 hours (50 days).
Apprentices/trainees with a disability are entitled to work less than 15 hours per week when averaged over a 4 week cycle. They must be a holder of a disability pension and Pension concession card to be approved.
Other requirements for school-based:
Students not enrolled in years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible to enter a SAT provided there are exceptional circumstances warranting consideration and all other entry requirements are met, including being of an age where it is legal to undertake paid employment.
Before a student not in years 10, 11 or 12 commences a SAT, a business case supporting the arrangements must be provided to and approved by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).
Delivery of training to school-based apprentices
Limits have been imposed on the amount of institutional training which may be delivered to school-based apprentices, based on the nominal term of a full time training contract. The limit for this apprenticeship in a school-based mode is a maximum of 33.3% of the competencies.
Apprenticeship Probation/Duration Details:
All apprenticeships have a nominal term - this is the timeframe that is on the Apprenticeship training contract. Some apprenticeships also have an Expected Duration. The Expected Duration is the amount of time that it's reasonably expected someone could become competent and complete their Apprenticeship. Apprentice's Training Plans are developed using the Expected Duration timeframe rather than the contract's nominal term.
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Minimum education standard:
Minimum entry age:
The Child Employment Act states that the minimum age for apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age, unless otherwise stated.
Students not enrolled in years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible to enter a SAT.
As a general rule, only Australian citizens and New Zealand citizens who have entered Australia on a valid passport have unrestricted rights to employment in Australia.
Visa holders may engage in apprenticeships or traineeships provided their work rights allows this, based on information and advice provided by the Australian Government.
Please refer to the Declaration policy, table 15 for the requirements on supervision.
The holder of a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Floor finishing and covering (hard sector) or Carpentry licence may supervise an apprentice in this calling.
Modified supervision arrangements available: YES
The Queensland Apprenticeship and Traineeship Office has approved the following supervision requirements for the Certificate III in Flooring Technology apprenticeship effective 7 February 2022 for a period of 12 months in consultation with the Floor Covering Institute of Australia (FCIA).
Where supervisors of apprentices undertaking the Certificate III in Flooring Technology MSF30818 do not hold a current qualification, they must adhere to the following procedure, prior to signing any apprentice into a training contract:
- Every Queensland Floor Covering Institute of Australia (FCIA) member will be required to nominate an authorised supervisor when expressing an interest in employing an apprentice Floor Technology apprentice in MSF30818;
- The supervisor will be required to complete a self-assessment of their current skills and experience and forward a copy to FCIA together with their resume and a signed Authority to Release Information;
- Where the supervisor has more than five (5) years’ experience as a flooring installer and meets the FCIA’s requirements for Gold or Platinum level trade cards, the FCIA will notify TAFE QLD’s Skills Recognition Services;
- TAFE QLD will forward a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application directly to the supervisor;
- Upon receipt of the application and payment of the fee, TAFE QLD will enrol the supervisor in the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program;
- TAFE QLD will advise FCIA that the supervisor has been enrolled in the program;
- FCIA will issue an Endorsed Installer Card within 14 days of notification;
- FCIA will liaise with the supervisor and upon certification by TAFE QLD, FCIA will issue the appropriate trade card testifying the person is now fully qualified in Certificate III in Flooring Technology MSF30818, including the relevant stream/s.
Accredited supervisors will be required to present the trade card to Supervising Registered Training Organisations (SRTOs) and department officers upon request to verify they are suitably qualified supervisors.
Employers should contact Floor Covering Institute of Australia on (03) 9822 6163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding the above process.
Employers are required to provide, or arrange to provide the facilities, range of work, supervision and training as detailed in the training plan.
Qualified person for apprenticeships
1. A person who has satisfactorily completed an apprenticeship in the apprentice's calling in Australia, and is the holder of a completion certificate issued under an Act, or
2. A person who holds a certificate of recognition issued under an Australian Act, certifying the person has the necessary skills and knowledge in the calling, or
3. An Australian tradesperson in the apprentice's calling, as defined under a specific industrial instrument, or
4. A New Zealand tradesperson in the apprentice's calling who's occupation may be recognised under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003, or
5. A person who holds a tradesperson's certificate or certificate of recognition as a recognised tradesperson issued under the Tradespersons' Rights Regulation Act 1946 in the apprenticeship calling, or
6. A person who holds a relevant qualification in the apprenticeship calling, or
7. A person individually, or persons collectively, who has/have documented competence (i.e. a testamur/qualification and associated record of results or a statement of attainment as recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, achieved through an RPL or training pathway) in all the competencies the employer is required to provide training for under the apprentice's training plan.
And, where a worker is required to have a licence to practice the calling/occupation, the qualified person holds a current workers licence.
While there is no set ratio required for the number of supervisors to apprentices or trainees it is generally accepted for apprenticeships there is one supervisor to each apprentice, this may be relaxed as an apprentice gains skills and experience or where an apprentice commences with existing skills and experience.
Adequate supervision of apprentices and trainees cannot solely be provided from an offsite location by electronic means. Electronic means include, but are not limited to, telephones, radios and webcams.
The level of supervision will normally range between direct, general and broad as per the below guidelines:
- Direct - Close monitoring of work ensuring understanding and identifying potential risks and/or hazards
- General - Occasional monitoring to ensure progress is occurring
- Broad - Quality checking of completed tasks.
Licensing requirements - There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.
Qld declaration date:
Certificate III in Flooring Technology
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MSF - Furnishing Training Package - MSF
Queensland User Choice program funding details
The Queensland User Choice program funds Skills Assure suppliers (RTOs) for the provision
of services to eligible apprentices and trainees.
For more information, please visit User Choice in Queensland.
Funded under the User Choice Program:
Full Price - Priority Population Groups:
Queensland Government Contribution - All Other Students including SATs:
Number of funded units of competency:
- Some qualifications, such as those considered as thin markets, are managed under special arrangements by the Department. Only Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who hold Skills Assure Supplier status and are specifically authorised by the Department can deliver public-funded training for these qualifications.
Funding not available for new commencements from:
User Choice Training Catalogue Item:
DELTA Qualification ID:
Industry training group:
Furnishing - Floor
Industrial relations details
Since 1 January 2010, all private sector employers and employees in Queensland, including apprentices and trainees,
have their wages and conditions of employment covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards. This legislation
is administered by the Commonwealth Government Fair Work Ombudsman's office.
Apprentices and trainees are considered employees and may receive entitlements the same as other employees such as: annual leave, sick leave, public holidays, superannuation, workers compensation and allowances. Apprentices and trainees must also receive a pay slip to cover full details of the pay for each pay period. Pay slips have to be given to an employee (including apprentices and trainees) within 1 working day of pay day and be either in electronic form or paper hard copy.
Parties should make enquiries with the Fair Work Ombudsman on Ph: 13 13 94 or at http://www.fairwork.gov.au to determine the correct industrial instrument and entitlements.
When employment is ceasing the employer or the employee (apprentice/trainee) must provide the appropriate notice periods as per the relevant award or registered workplace agreement. A notice period is the length of time that an employer or employee (apprentice/trainee) has to give to end employment. Additional information about notice periods can be found at: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ending-employment/notice-and-final-pay.
Unfair dismissal is when an employee (apprentice/trainee) is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner. Additional information about unfair dismissal can be found at: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ending-employment/unfair-dismissal.
Public sector and local government workers in Queensland remain under the state industrial relations system. Additional information about wages and conditions of employment for employees (apprentices/trainees employed by state or local government) can be found at: https://www.forgov.qld.gov.au/working-in-the-public-service/directives-awards-and-legislation/pay-awards-and-agreements.