At Macdonald Floor we believe we are leaders in the floor covering industry when it comes to training apprentices.
Since our inception we have trained apprentices, when we joined with TFIA as our apprenticeship training provider and VECCI apprenticeship services as the facilitator we really have not looked back.
We have successfully trained over 20 apprentices in certificate 3 in flooring technology over the years with others not completing their training for various reasons.
We give you the opportunity to learn a trade that really is one of the highest paid in Australia with installers who basically work as subcontractors earning well in excess of 100 k on average annually, You will work for that money as it is hard physical work but the rewards are there and we work under an enterprise bargaining agreement with the CFMEU construction division of Victoria so all apprentices are paid well above national awards.
Certificate 3 in flooring technology is generally done over 4 years and we will request that an applicant has a year 11 pass and a driver’s license that would be our minimum requirement , but at times we have employed apprentices who haven’t meet these criteria if we felt they were right for us.
The training program that is nationally recognised is a ( on the job ) type training programme were apprentices do not go to trade school, they learn on the job and are assessed by TFIA trade assessors quarterly with offsite modules completed.
Apprentices employed by us undertake there offsite training in our office and training area in our factory in Epping, This is generally 1 day per month but with the flexibility to change if required due to workload or lack of it from time to time giving flexibility to both employer and apprentice either way the training is strictly undertaken in normal working hours by the apprentice
For any inquiries re apprenticeships please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring our office on 9401 5188