New Zealand Certificate in Flooring Planning & Design Level 4

This qualification is designed specifically for those working in retail customer services, estimating, quantifying and wholesale areas of the flooring industry.

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How long it takes

The New Zealand Certificate of Flooring Planning and Design (Level 4) typically takes 14 months to complete or 25 months to complete including both optional strands.

How it's delivered

This programme is delivered by distance by the Allied Trades Institute and is completed in your own time at your own pace. Optional one-day contact courses are offered which you can attend to have assessments undertaken.

How much it costs

You can find out more about costs by referring to What it costs and how long it takes page for the 2024 Course Fees and 2024 Off-Job Training Fees. For more information contact the team at BCITO Te Pūkenga.

What you'll learn

You'll learn the skills required by people working in the retail and/or wholesale sectors of the flooring industry.


  • legislation
  • flooring calculations
  • flooring installation knowledge
  • working plans

Planning and design

  • flooring design
  • planning for flooring and finishes

Depending on your scope of work you can choose a combination of the optional strands listed below.

Flooring estimation (optional)

  • assessing site and surfaces for flooring installation

Site assessment (optional)

  • calculating costs for flooring installation jobs

Need to know more?

For additional qualification information refer to the NZQA website or call us: 0800 422 486.