Your New Career as a Flooring Installer/Technologist
Looking for a new career path? Or maybe you’re going to be joining the workforce soon but you’re not sure what apprenticeship you wish to do. Either way, an apprenticeship in flooring with Choices Flooring and Style Flooring and Interiors is a great step in your career. At Chillingworth Training Institute, we offer the nationally accredited qualification MSF 30818 Certificate III in flooring technology that will give you the knowledge and experience you need to get a job as a professional flooring installer and technician.
Attributes for Flooring Apprentices
- Do you like working indoors?
- Are you strong and physically fit?
- Do you have an eye for colour?
- Are you good at measuring things?
- Do you like working with your hands?
Floor covering installers install carpet, wood, linoleum, vinyl and other resilient floor coverings in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. They are employed by construction companies, floor-covering contractors, installation companies and carpet retailers, or they may be self-employed.
Why should I complete a Floor Coverings Apprenticeship?
Becoming a flooring technician is a great choice in the Building and Construction trade because it is in high demand and offers a great career pathway. There will always be new and existing constructions that require new flooring, and/or renovations.
Working in the flooring trade is indoor work, which means you’re not affected by the weather like many other trades. This allows you to have far less interruptions to your work schedule and day. Do you enjoy seeing projects come together? Well, flooring installation is what brings the interior of a residential or commercial building to life. The best aspect of this trade is that a qualified flooring installer/technician can control their earning potential.
Benefits of A Flooring Apprenticeship
What makes this apprenticeship so attractive is that you will work for the Choices Flooring and Style Flooring and Interiors group, which is an Industry leader and employer of choice. Our group offers you a career pathway that extends into all facets of the Floor coverings Industry and the opportunity to work anywhere in Australia or New Zealand for our 160 stores.
Furthermore, your MSF30818 Certificate III qualification sets up further learning pathways into a Certificate IV or Diploma in Building and Construction. The opportunities are vast.
One of the best things about an apprenticeship journey is that as you learn, you earn and get on-the-job skills, knowledge and experience. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be skilled and job ready, making you desirable to our network of employers.
You will need to undertake 980 hours of learning with Chillingworth Training Institute over your full apprenticeship. Training will be delivered through a blend of on-line, on the job and self-study methods with our qualified trainers and assessors. By the end of your training, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge required to be a professional floor installer.
Flooring Apprenticeship Responsibilities
As a Floor Covering Installer, your duties may include the following:
- Installing carpeting, hardwood floors, vinyl floors, hybrid floors, trims and bases to floors or other surfaces;
- Inspecting, measuring and preparing surfaces to be covered;
- Inspecting and repairing damaged floor coverings;
- Estimating material and labour costs.
The standard work week for floor covering installers is 40 hours (8 hours a day, 5 days a week). As with many careers in construction, there are peak periods that will require you to work overtime. The number of additional hours you work each week depends on the construction sector and region you work in and will vary from one job to the next. You may have to work occasional nights when renovating offices or other public buildings that are occupied.
As a Floor Covering Installer, you will work mostly indoors, usually with a team of other workers. The job is physically demanding and often involves lifting heavy materials and kneeling for long periods of time.
As with all careers in the construction industry, safety is the top priority. Floor covering installers are trained to work safely and take special precautions to protect against injury.
How do I get started in an Apprenticeship?
The first thing to do is contact us and we will guide you as to the steps you need to take suited to your situation and background.
Start your apprenticeship today at Chillingworth Training Institute. Our apprenticeship programs provide up-to-date, comprehensive training that allow our apprentices to become a great asset to any company. Interested in learning more? Contact us today on 1800 813 538.