3321 Floor Finishers

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair carpet, timber, vinyl, resilient resin and concrete 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)

    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
    • mixing and applying resin flooring systems
    • may polish concrete floors
    • may install wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings


    • 332111 Floor Finisher

    332111 Floor Finisher

    Measures, cuts, installs and repairs carpet, timber, vinyl, resilient resin and concrete floor coverings. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 3


    • Carpet Layer
    • Floor Sander
    • Timber Floor Installer
    • Vinyl Layer