This project won the award for ‘Excellence in a learning resource’ in the 2014 Australian Institute of Training and Development Awards, announced on 16 October 2014.
The website provides learning materials, self-check exercises and assignments to support a range of competencies from the Certificate III in Flooring Technology.
The text is written in plain English and there is extensive use of photos and line drawings. Each paragraph of main content has a ‘play’ button which allows the user to play the voice-over narration and see an enlarged version of the photo for that paragraph. There are also other presentation options available, including a ‘Slideshow’ version which shows full-sized images and plays the voice as a continuous narration.
The ‘lesson’ pages contain learning activities to reinforce the concepts presented, and there are assignments at the end of each section that can be used for assessment purposes. Interactive exercises are also used throughout the resource, including self-check quizzes, questionnaires, and drag-and-drop style activities.
The overall objective of the resource is to help learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge needed to satisfy the theoretical components of these units. This will assist them when they undertake the practical training on-site. Although the resource is designed specifically for learners with literacy or numeracy difficulties, it is suitable for any apprentices or trainees undertaking the Flooring Technology course.
Each on-line unit is aligned to one or more units of competency, as shown below.
|Learning Unit Title||Competencies Covered|
|Safety at work||MSAPMOHS200A: Work safely|
|LMFFL3002A: Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment|
|Inspecting and testing subfloors||LMFFL2004A: Moisture test timber and concrete floors|
|LMFFL3101A: Inspect sub-floors|
|Planning and costing||LMFFL3001A: Plan and cost flooring technology work|
|Subfloor coatings and toppings||LMFFL2102A: Prepare, select and apply smoothing and patching compounds|
|LMFFL2103A: Select and apply appropriate compounds and additives|
|LMFFL2105A: Select, prepare and apply moisture barriers and damp proof membranes to concrete sub-floors|
|Concrete grinding||LMFFL2107A: Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment|
|Preparing floor coverings||LMFFL2002A: Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation|
|Lay flat vinyl||LMFFL2301A: Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings|
|Resilient tiles||LMFFL2302A: Install resilient tiles using standard installation practices|
|Commercial vinyl||LMFFL3302A: Install commercial vinyl floor coverings|
|LMFFL3303A: Install resilient floor coverings using custom designs and decorative finishes|
|Linoleum||LMFFL3301A: Install linoleum floor coverings|
|ESD floors||LMFFL3308A: Install anti-static resilient floor coverings|
|LMFFL3309A: Install conductive resilient floor coverings|
|Making measurements||MSAPMOPS101A: Make measurements|
|Working sustainably||MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|Communication and teams||MSAPMSUP102A: Communicate in the workplace|
|MSAPMSUP106A: Work in a team|
|Work documents||LMFGN3001B: Read and interpret work documents|
|Timber floor coatings||LMFFL3402A: Apply solvent based coatings to timber flooring|
|LMFFL3403A: Apply water based coatings to timber flooring|
|LMFFL3404A: Apply oil based coatings to timber flooring|
|LMFFL3605A: Apply finishes to cork flooring|
|Hand and power tools||LMFFL2001A: Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools|