Certificate II in Flooring Technology

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic flooring preparation and installation tasks such as timber, carpet and vinyl floor coverings that involve known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF20908 Certificate II in Flooring Technology reflects vocational outcomes for those performing job roles involving handling flooring materials, preparing surfaces and installing a range of floorings.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in preparation of flooring surfaces and installing flooring materials where there is a clearly defined range of contexts in which the choice of actions required is usually clear and there is limited complexity in the range of options to be applied. It can involve collaboration with others through members of a group or team.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF10108 Certificate I in Furnishing or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF1208 Certificate III in Flooring Technology and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Licensing considerations

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the LMF20908 Certificate II in Flooring Technology, competency must be achieved in fourteen (14) units of competency.

six (6) core units of competency

eight (8) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all six (6) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFL2001A

Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS100A

Follow OHS procedures

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team


Select eight (8) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A

Select a minimum of four (4) units from Group A.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFL2002A

Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation

add topic LMFFL2003A

Select, operate and maintain floor covering cutting machine

add topic LMFFL2004A

Moisture test timber and concrete floors

add topic LMFFL2101A

Remove existing floor coverings

add topic LMFFL2102A

Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds

add topic LMFFL2103A

Select and apply appropriate compounds and additives

add topic LMFFL2104A

Prepare concrete sub-floors using wet cleaning methods

add topic LMFFL2105A

Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers and damp proof membranes to concrete sub-floors

add topic LMFFL2106A

Prepare walls for covering

add topic LMFFL2107A

Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment

add topic LMFFL2108A

Select, operate and maintain shot blasting equipment

add topic LMFFL2109A

Select, operate and maintain demolition equipment

add topic LMFFL2110A

Select, operate and maintain scarifying equipment

add topic LMFFL2111A

Coarse sand timber flooring

add topic LMFFL2112A

Install hard underlays

add topic LMFFL2201A

Install carpet cushion/underlays and gripper accessories

add topic LMFFL2202A

Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings

add topic LMFFL2203A

Install carpet tiles using standard installation procedures

add topic LMFFL2204A

Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings to stairs

add topic LMFFL2301A

Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings

add topic LMFFL2302A

Install resilient tiles using standard installation procedures

add topic LMFFL2501A

Install laminate and engineered timber flooring

add topic LMFFL2502A

Install impact and sound absorption underlay

add topic LMFFL2503A

Nail strip timber flooring

add topic LMFFL2504A

Install expansion joints

add topic LMFFL2505A

Install mouldings and edge trims to timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3101A

Inspect sub-floors

add topic LMFFL3102A

Prepare, select and apply screed to concrete sub-floors

Group B

Up to three (3) relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected in Group A, or units in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level of Certificate III level (a maximum of 2 Certificate III units)

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group B must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


complete written documentation

use communication technologies efficiently

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills

interpret and apply workplace procedures and instructions

share workplace information

communicate information about problems with work

read and understand job specifications

communicate information relating to OHS


work independently and as part of a team

provide support to others in the work area

identify performance required to meet customer needs in own work and/or team

identify own role and responsibility within a team


identify and report any workplace hazards

identify production problems and make contributions to their solution

apply knowledge of materials, product purpose and processes to operations

check machine performance and identify signs of faulty operations

use material and process knowledge to solve problems

monitor workplace activities and identify and report faults or problems

recognise hazards and follow appropriate hazard control measures

Initiative and enterprise

provide feedback on procedures and processes

gather and interpret information

ask questions regarding requirements and expectations

make suggestions for continuous improvement

inspect quality of production on an ongoing basis

record basic information on the quality and other indicators of production performance

Planning and organising

plan work activities

monitor production and work load priorities

select appropriate tools

identify requirements for materials, quality and production

direct items to the correct area for further processing

identify and use relevant personal protective equipment

organise work area to maintain housekeeping standards


plan to meet own work requirements

keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

conduct regular housekeeping activities

interpret data and information as required by own job

monitor own work

understand own work activities

identify personal responsibilities

accept responsibility for quality of own work

follow OHS practices during production and manufacturing processes


assess own competencies in meeting job requirements

listen to feedback and advice of supervisors

identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required

attend training or skill development activities

ask questions to expand own knowledge


use appropriate tools, machines and equipment safely and effectively

use machinery to meet productivity requirements

perform minor maintenance on machinery in accordance with workplace practice

use manual handling technologies in the workplace

set up and adjust tools and equipment