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

Fees Free

Some flooring qualifications may be eligible for the Government's Fees Free initiative - no fees for the first 2 years of your apprenticeship.  Find out if you're an eligible individual.

Job Prospects

Very good

Total Fees


Time to qualify

2–3 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 manages flooring apprenticeships. In your apprenticeship you will be working towards one of the following 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 training advisor.

The National Certificate in Flooring Level 4 requires that you attend block courses for assessment.

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.