FLOOR FINISHERS measure, cut, install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

      • measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
      • preparing surfaces for covering and removing baseboard trims
      • measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
      • laying coverings, such as carpets, linoleum, parquetry blocks, cork tiles and other resilient flooring materials, over floors, matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
      • securing floor coverings and fitting edge trims in doorways
      • sanding, staining and applying finishing coatings to timber floors
      • may install wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings

Occupation:332111 Floor Finisher


Measures, cuts, installs and repairs soft and resilient floor coverings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3


Carpet Layer
Parquetry Layer


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