Courses

ATFA are pleased to present some exciting workshops and courses in 2018.

The best sand and finish workshop

This year we will be running The best sand and finish workshop through out Australasia. It might sound a bit conceited to even imply that your floors do not provide that appearance of being absolutely smooth and even in appearance. But let’s look at this another way, have you ever had to defend work where the client is expecting more that you have provided? Perhaps you are supervisor and hearing, no mate that is as good as we can get it. We see many imperfections relating to the sanding and coating of floors and if you have had trouble from time to time, or are uncertain about what can be achieved, or what would be considered acceptable or not, then this is the course for you. The techniques you should know or be aware of and the equipment used to achieve a flat even appearance, to a very high standard, over different flooring types will all be covered in this workshop.

The best sand and finish workshop – Registration Dates

11 April Brisbane QLD Register Here
30 May Adelaide SA Register Here
27 June Auckland NZ Register Here
15 August Melbourne VIC Register Here
22 August Perth WA Register Here
10 October Hobart TAS Register Here
24 October Sydney NSW Register Here

Assessing Timber Floor Performance

This course will assist in providing necessary timber flooring diagnostic skills, as well as considering ways to approach customers. The workshop gives participants the opportunity to share and discuss experiences, and just as importantly listen and learn from the experiences of others. The workshop provides fundamental information on the characteristics and performance of various flooring products; solid, bamboo, engineered. Understanding the product and how it behaves in different environments is essential to being able to diagnose problems and then being able to offer a path where the client can be satisfied and pleased with their floor. The intent of the course is not only to provide you with a sound understanding of the behaviour of the different flooring products but importantly the practicalities of taking measurements correctly and then correctly interpreting what they mean. The workshop, includes a series of examples that will provide practical ‘know how’ on taking measurements, using and understanding measurement equipment (including timber and concrete moisture measurement) and also how to assess the likes of sub-floors, whether this be joists, particleboard or a concrete slab.

Assessing Timber Floor Performance – Registration Dates

17-18 April Perth WA Register Here
21-22 August Sydney NSW Register Here
9-10 October Newcastle NSW Register Here

Business compliance workshop

This workshop covers workplace obligations of employers and contractors become bigger and more complex everyday- Owners, directors, decision makers and senior managers, (including HR personnel and external advisors like Accountants, Bookkeeper, and even Lawyers) are all caught up in the web.

Know your employer rights and obligations; protect your assets – get it right from the beginning.

These one day workshops are designed for you and your business. Come and learn, get information, be informed and know who to turn to for help.

Business compliance workshop – Registration Dates

6 March Sydney NSW Register Here
17 April Auckland NZ Register Here
22 May Melbourne VIC Register Here
26 June Brisbane QLD Register Here
10 July Adelaide SA Register Here
11 September Perth WA Register Here

Timber Flooring Techniques Program

This course is the practical component of ‘Solid Timber Floors’ the ATFA industry standard. You will be trained in evaluation of the jobsite and the use of equipment and techniques, essential for high-quality outcomes. The success of a timber floor relates to knowing your product, knowing your installation environment, and then laying and coating accordingly. This course offers practical implementation of the standard, to not only meet your obligations, but also to provide a high standard of workmanship to satisfy customer expectations. Contractors will benefit from working alongside skilled instructors, and those in supervisory or technical roles will learn the practical aspects needed for more effective liaison between contractor and client.

Timber Flooring Techniques Program – Registration Dates

14-15 March Melbourne VIC Register Here
4-5 July Perth WA Register Here
6-7 November Auckland NZ Register Here