Floor Finishing and Covering Licence

05 Aug Floor Finishing and Covering Licence

If you have a wide range of experience in the installation of a range of non-structural flooring and floor coverings, including timber, timber veneers, parquetry, cork, carpet and vinyl but haven’t completed your qualification for whatever reason, than you’re in the right place. Getting your trade skills recognised is simple, fast and headache free! We will help you attain the right units you need for a Nationally Recognised Units and Contractor’s licence.

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 3 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (such as plans, surveys, contracts, tender documents, invoices, variation contracts, hand over document’s, minor/major work documents etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed tradesmen in your industry
  • photos and videos of your work covering the various stages of non-habitable building structures. Include some of you wearing your PPE gear.
  • overseas qualifications
  • Proof of purchases such as invoices, purchase orders or receipts relating to work purchases
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
  • Any other evidence
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised and issued by a Qualify Me! partner college. Now you can grab that licence!


Upon successful completion of this RPL Program you will be awarded Nationally Recognised Qualifications in:

  • Certificate III in Flooring Technology



VBA Domestic restricted licence: Floor Finishing and Covering

Scope of Work

This component of domestic building work is limited to floor finishing and covering work for homes. It involves the installation of a range of non-structural flooring and floor coverings, including timber, timber veneers, parquetry, cork, carpet and vinyl. It excludes floor tiling

Qualification Requirement

There is no qualification specified for this licence, however can be gathered that holding the following Statement of Attainments will aid your application for a Construction of non-habitable building structures.

If you have successfully completed the following qualification, you will satisfy some of the technical knowledge required for Floor Finishing and Covering work:

  • MSF30813 Certificate III in Flooring Technology

Experience Requirement

You must have capacity to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities in a competent manner and to a professional standard:

  • identifying suitable installation materials and methods according to existing flooring substrate
  • installing feature flooring such as parquetry, strip flooring, engineered flooring and cork
  • preparing, sanding and applying coating systems

Accessed 5/8/2016 from : VBA Domestic Builder floor finishing and covering

Can I apply?

This RPL and trade skills recognition program is available to tradesmen with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

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What are you waiting for? Contact Us today. Free call: 1800 765 295

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