Time to qualify
Floor covering installer, supervisor, project manager, business owner, retail sales, retail sales manager, manufacturing, sales representative
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.
BCITO manages flooring apprenticeships. In your apprenticeship you will be working towards one of the following qualifications:
- National Certificate in Flooring Level 4
- National Certificate in Flooring: Flooring Planning & Design Level 4
- National Certificate in Flooring: Resin Flooring Application Level 4
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.