Skilled Installers

10 Jun 2022

Skilled Visa program for overseas flooring installers

More than 50 respondents to our Visa Survey in April 2022 were keen to explore skilled visas to attract experienced installers from overseas.

Throughout July, FCIA will be coordinating information sessions and webinars on the visa options for our industry. These sessions will provide an overview of the types of visas and options for employing workers in regional Australia and include representatives from the Department of Home Affairs and authorised migration agents.

FCIA will issue Invitations to attend these events by the end of June. If you have not yet completed the survey click on the link below to ensure that you will be contacted for the information sessions.

Skilled Visa Survey

Promoting Careers in Flooring Technology

In the last couple of months FCIA has visited local careers expos in Camden and Forbes (NSW) and Beaumaris and Dandenong (VIC) to promote flooring careers to students doing years 10, 11 and 12. We are getting a strong response from many careers Teachers.

We would like to promote flooring technology to as many local careers expos as possible throughout Australia. If you know of a local event in your region and are willing to be an ambassador for training and the FCIA, we can provide you with the brochures, banners and training information for a stand at the expo.

Contact us on or 03 9822 6163 if you are interested.

Attracting Apprenticeship Candidates

Every month FCIA posts social media bulletins on Instagram and Facebook . promoting flooring as one of the best paid trades associated with the construction industry. With unemployment below 4%, the shortage of candidates has affected the entire construction industry. FCIA is negotiating with various state governments for funding to develop work experience and cadetship programs to attract more candidates to our industry.

Candidates can register on the FCIA website and we can send a list of applicants to relevant employers.

If you would like to learn more about FCIA's strategies to attract candidates to flooring, please contact FCIA at