Certificate III in Flooring Technology

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks including preparing flooring surfaces and handling, installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF31208 Certificate III in Flooring Technology 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.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in flooring techniques and would cover selecting, adapting and transferring this skill and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. Application would be across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available and may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including group or team coordination may be required.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF20908 Certificate II in Flooring Technology or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology or similar furnishing qualifications plus 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 add topic LMF31208C ertificate III in Flooring Technology, competency must be achieved in twenty-five (25) units of competency.

eleven (11) core units of competency

fourteen (14) 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 eleven (11) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFFL2001A

Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFFL2002A

Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation

add topic LMFFL3001B

Plan and cost flooring technology work

add topic LMFFL3002A

Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

add topic LMFGN3001B

Read and interpret work documents

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team

add topic TLID307E

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


Select fourteen (14) units from Groups A, B and C as specified below.

Group A

Select a minimum of nine (9) units from Groups A and B with at least four (4) units being coded LMFFL3****

Unit code

Unit title



add topic LMFFL3201A

Install carpet tiles using custom designs

add topic LMFFL3202A

Install adhesive fixed carpet floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3203A

Install commercial carpet floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3204A

Install patterned carpet floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3205A

Install custom design carpet and decorative finishes

add topic LMFFL3206A

Install synthetic textile floor coverings to sports facilities

add topic LMFFL3207A

Install carpet floor coverings to custom design stairs


add topic LMFFL3301A

Install linoleum floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3302A

Install commercial vinyl floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3303A

Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes

add topic LMFFL3304A

Install resilient tiles using custom design and decorative finishes

add topic LMFFL3305A

Install rubber floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3306A

Install resilient sheet to walls

add topic LMFFL3307A

Install resilient sheet to bench and countertops

add topic LMFFL3308A

Install anti-static resilient floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3309A

Install conductive resilient floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3310A

Cut and install resilient floor coverings to stairs


add topic LMFFF3001B

Match and make up colours

add topic LMFFL3401A

Mix and apply epoxy and seamless floor coverings

add topic LMFFL3402A

Apply solvent based coatings to timber floors

add topic LMFFL3403A

Apply water based coatings to timber floors

add topic LMFFL3404A

Apply oil based coatings to timber floors

add topic LMFFL3405A

Apply composite based coatings

add topic LMFFL3406A

Apply emulsion wax coatings

add topic LMFFL3407A

Apply stains and fillers


add topic LMFFL3501A

Adapt and apply custom designs to timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3502A

Cut and install timber flooring to stairs

add topic LMFFL3503A

Install direct stick timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3504A

Detect defective timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3505A

Install block parquetry flooring

add topic LMFFL3506A

Install cork tiles

add topic LMFFL3507A

Install patterned parquetry

add topic LMFFL3508A

Install sheet mosaic parquetry

add topic LMFFL3509A

Install sprung timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3510A

Install strip timber flooring onto battens

add topic LMFFL3511A

Install strip flooring onto plywood

add topic LMFFL3512A

Repair timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3513A

Maintain timber, laminate and engineered flooring

Sanding and Polishing

add topic LMFFL3601A

Fine sand timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3602A

Edge sand timber flooring

add topic LMFFL3603A

Sand cork flooring

add topic LMFFL3604A

Sand and fill parquetry flooring

add topic LMFFL3605A

Apply finishes to cork flooring

Group B

Unit code

Unit title


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 LMFFL2106A

Prepare walls for covering

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 floors

add topic LMFFL3101A

Inspect sub-floors

Group C

Up to five (5) relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Groups A or B, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level (maximum 2 units), Certificate III level (maximum 4 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 2 units).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group C 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 documents, forms and timesheets

use communication technologies efficiently

communicate production abnormalities

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds

read, interpret and communicate production schedules

communicate with all team members


work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion

liaise with and provide support to other team members

work as part of a team

keep team members informed of changes to work practices

identify team performance required to meet customer needs

provide leadership to others in the team

encourage the sharing of information between team members

plan and support team activities


identify and report problems and make contributions to their solution

investigate problem causes

implement changes

examine tools for damage, missing components or other defects

identify and promptly address problems or issues

assess quality of work pieces

determine effective work practices

provide problem solving support to team members

problem solve machine operational and maintenance requirements

Initiative and enterprise

seek and provide feedback on procedures

gather and analyse information

record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance

adjust and implement production schedules changes

provide leadership

identify and implement process improvements

coordinate work activities and manufacturing processes

monitor workplace performance

use analytical and decision making skills

Planning and organising

identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures

organise self and others to meet production schedules

identify and rectify stock shortages in advance

sequence work to maximise safety and productivity

select and use appropriate tools and equipment

determine materials, quality and production requirements

apply time management skills to ensure work flow


interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations

keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

conduct regular housekeeping activities

understand own work activities

manage own time and establish own work schedule

develop and implement workplace procedures and instructions

locate, interpret and apply information relevant to own work

monitor and evaluate own work quality

accept responsibility for quality of work


develop learning activities as appropriate

assess competencies in meeting job requirements

identify own training needs and seek skill development if required

listen to feedback from others

identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding

identify and address skill development needs of others in the team


use software applications effectively

properly start up, operate and shut down computers

work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

establish procedures

carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines

operate equipment and machines safely, efficiently and to productivity requirements

monitor and adjust machine functions

perform machine maintenance as determined by workplace procedures

clean and check equipment and machines