Minor Group

332 Floor Finishers and Painting Trades Workers

Floor Finishers and Painting Trades Workers install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings, and apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate the surfaces of buildings and structures.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • NZQF 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.

Tasks Include:

  • measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
  • preparing surfaces by removing old floor coverings, paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, smoothing and sealing surfaces, and removing baseboard trims
  • measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
  • laying underlay and covering materials on floors, matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
  • selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, thinning and drying additives
  • applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays, and hanging wallpaper
Unit Group

3321 Floor Finishers

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:

  • NZQF 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

332111 Floor Finisher

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

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Carpet Layer
  • Parquetry Layer
Unit Group

3322 Painting Trades Workers

Painting Trades Workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.

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:

  • NZQF 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:

  • erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering
  • preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces
  • selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives
  • applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays
  • hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges
  • cleaning equipment and work areas
  • may repair windows and replace glass in wooden and metal frames
  • may lay and repair wall and floor tiles

Occupation:

  • 332211 Painting Trades Worker

332211 Painting Trades Worker

Applies paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Paperhanger