FREE until 2023 (previously $2,500–5,000)
Time to qualify
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.
BCITO manages flooring apprenticeships. In your apprenticeship you will be working towards one of the following Level 4 qualifications:
- New Zealand Certificate in Flooring Installation
- New Zealand Certificate in Timber and Composite Flooring
- New Zealand Certificate in Resin Flooring Application
- New Zealand Certificate in Flooring Planning and Design
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.
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.