This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform flooring technology tasks, including preparing flooring surfaces, including polished concrete floors; and installing and finishing carpet, resilient, vinyl and timber flooring materials and polished concrete floors.

MSFFL2001 Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools

Anna is able to use hand and power tools in applications relating to the flooring and finishing sector of the furnishing industry. It supports competent workplace performance in the wide variety of flooring technology operations in a work room and on-site environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a production and trade worker level.

MSFFL2002 Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation

Anna is able to plan, prepare, package, protect, transport and load floor covering materials to an installation site with minimum damage to floor coverings and components. Acclimatisation on site is required to ensure that material being installed is installed whilst at the same temperature and humidity as the area being covered so that the fitted material does not subsequently shrink or stretch from its fitted form.

MSFFL3001 Plan and cost flooring technology work

Anna is able to identify and analyse work requirements to plan a wide range of flooring work, including identification of all resources, and to cost the work as a part of a tender or quotation.

MSFFL3002 Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

Anna is able to conduct a systematic risk assessment of the work and work area to establish and maintain a safe work environment throughout the conduct of flooring technology operations.

MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations

Anna is able to take measurements and make calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents

Anna is able to interpret work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

MSFFL2004 Moisture test timber and concrete floors

Anna is able to moisture test and formally report on the condition of timber and concrete floors. It applies to a wide variety of flooring technology operations in an on-site environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a sub-trade and trade worker level.

MSFFL2005 Remove existing floor coverings

Anna is able to remove existing floor coverings.

MSFFL2006 Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds

Anna is able to prepare, select and apply cementitious products using smoothing and skim coating techniques to concrete and timber sub-floors in readiness for the installation of floor coverings and coatings for internal and external applications.

MSFFL2007 Select and apply appropriate compounds and additives

Anna is able to select and apply appropriate compounds and additives to sub-floors in preparation for the installation of floor coverings.

MSFFL2011 Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment

Anna is able to select, operate and maintain grinding equipment in applications relating to floor preparation.

MSFFL2017 Install carpet cushion underlays and gripper accessories

Anna is able to prepare, lay out, cut, lay and fix carpet cushion/underlays, and carpet gripper accessories prior to laying carpet floor coverings using the carpet gripper system.

MSFFL2018 Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings

Anna is able to install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings, including preparing, cutting, laying out, joining, power stretching, trimming and finishing, using the carpet gripper installation system.

MSFFL2019 Install carpet tiles using standard installation procedures

Anna is able to install carpet tiles to single and connecting rooms using single directional installation methods, including the preparation, layout, cutting, laying and fixing of carpet tiles.

MSFFL2020 Install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings to stairs

Anna is able to install unpatterned tufted and bonded carpet floor coverings to box and wider steps using the carpet gripper system.

MSFFL3003 Inspect sub-floors

Anna is able to inspect and formally report on the condition of both timber and concrete sub-floors.

MSFFL3005 Install carpet tiles using custom designs

Anna is able to install carpet tiles to multiple connecting rooms and/or large commercial sites using multi-directional patterns, motifs, logos and custom design requirements, including preparation, layout, cutting, laying and fixing.

MSFFL3006 Install adhesive fixed carpet floor coverings

Anna is able to install adhesive fixed carpet floor coverings, including preparation, cutting, laying, fixing, joining and finishing, of direct stick and dual-bonded installation methods.

MSFFL3007 Install commercial carpet floor coverings

Anna is able to install commercial grade carpet to multiple connecting rooms, large commercial areas, multi-storey buildings, including preparation, cutting, laying out, joining, power stretching and finishing of carpet floor coverings.

MSFFL3011 Install carpet floor coverings to custom design stairs

Anna is able to install plain and patterned carpet floor coverings to angular, curved, rounded and wrap-rounded stairs, including patterns, metal moulding and decorative finishes using adhesive-bonded and carpet gripper systems. Work involves planning, preparation, cutting, joining and fixing.

MSMWHS200 Work safely

Anna is able to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Anna is able to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.

MSMSUP106 Work in a team

Anna is able to organise own activities within a team to fit with work schedules and to meet operational guidelines.

TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Anna is able to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances in accordance with relevant work health safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations concerning the safe handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, within the transport and logistics industry.

MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace

Anna is able to receive, relay and record written and oral messages and to provide relevant information in response to requests within timelines.