Professional flooring specialists provide durable, safe and quality coverings for residential and commercial locations.

Job Prospects

Very good

Total Fees

The first year start-up fee for Timber and Composite Flooring and Flooring Installation is $875, $1,493 for Flooring Planning & Design and $1,236 for Resin Flooring. Each year after that there is an additional annual fee of $875.

Time to qualify

2–4 years

Career opportunities

Floor covering installer, supervisor, project manager, business owner, retail sales, retail sales manager, manufacturing, sales representative.


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What flooring professionals do

Flooring professionals work on new building projects or existing structures where they install and replace/renew flooring. They require a sound understanding of how to prepare surfaces, what products to use and how to install various floor coverings, such as carpet, vinyl, resin, synthetic, and timber.

Working in a flooring retail store requires an understanding of flooring planning and design.

Qualified flooring specialists provide durable, safe and quality flooring for commercial and residential buildings.

Flooring qualifications

BCITO Te Pūkenga manages flooring apprenticeships. In your apprenticeship you will be working towards one of the following Level 4 qualifications:

You’ll work under an experienced flooring professional who'll provide on-job coaching and support throughout your apprenticeship. You'll also receive the guidance of a BCITO Te Pūkenga training advisor.

Flooring qualifications require you to attend block courses for aromatawai.

There are no strict entry requirements, although it will help if you have good maths and English skills – you need to be able to understand instructions and work out measurements, quantities and angles.

Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional career

Flooring isn't just a job – it's a professional career. By doing an apprenticeship and getting qualified, you're setting yourself up for ongoing employment as a well-paid tradesperson. You’ll also open up opportunities to do further study in supervision or site management, go to university, or start a business and train your own apprentices.