Let your creativity bloom - put your love of flowers, creative flair and eye for detail to work with a beautiful and rewarding career in Floristry. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) provides the perfect pathway to combine your green thumb and artistic eye.
Take the scenic route to your career in Floristry
Almost every special occasion in life calls on the expertise of a florist.
Florists must have insight into customer care and this thriving industry has varied job opportunities for the budding florist:
- retail floristry assistant
- events florist assistant (weddings, corporate)
Melbourne Polytechnic – growing your options
Our floristry teachers are experienced and qualified, guiding you through the essential components of floristry.
You will learn flower and foliage identification, hands-on practical techniques, design and display processes, as well as retail skills and customer service.
Industry placement will provide insights into the daily working life of a florist.
You wil also have the opportunity to enter industry competitions and assist in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
The successful completion of Certificate ll in Floristry (Assistant) provides a fast-track into the Certificate lll in Floristry.
If you would like any further information on the Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
Three days per week over 19 weeks
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThere are no prerequisites for this course
Assessment MethodsCourse assessment is based on the your ability to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies. Assessment methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios, and third party reports
MaterialsAll floral materials and sundries provided. A list of safety equipment and books that need to be purchased by you will be distributed early in the course
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of the Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) would give you direct into the Certificate III in Floristry
Career PathwaysOnce you've graduated you could gain employment in the floristry enterprises producing floral arrangements, retailing floral work, and preparing flowers for sale
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCNSY204A||Maintain indoor plants||20|
|BSBSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|SFLDEC001||Maintain floristry tools and equipment||15|
|SFLDEC005||Assemble floristry products||130|
|SFLSOP001||Source information on floristry products and services||40|
|SFLSOP002||Work effectively in the floristry industry||45|
|SFLSOP003||Recognise flower and plant materials||45|
|SFLSOP004||Receive and store floristry stock||30|
|SFLSOP005||Prepare and care for floristry stock||60|
|SFLSOP007||Interact with floristry customers||30|
|SFLWHS001||Participate in safe work practices||15|
|SIRXSLS201||Sell products and services||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.