Grow in your trade and let your creativity bloom. The Certificate III in Floristry is a national qualification that teaches you skills to work as a florist in a shop or studio. Own your own business, or show off your best blooms at renowned garden shows - put your love of flowers, creative flair and eye for detail to work with a beautiful and rewarding career in Floristry.
A pathway to your career in Floristry
Almost every special occasion in life calls on the expertise of a florist.
Florists must be able to have insight into customer care and this thriving industry has varied job opportunities for the budding florist:
- florist owner/operator
- retail florist
- events florist (weddings, corporate)
Melbourne Polytechnic can grow your options
Melbourne Polytechnic’s floristry teachers are passionate, experienced and industry-qualified, and will guide you through the essential components of being a florist.
You will learn flower and foliage identification, practical Floristry techniques including traditional, modern and contemporary design, design and drawing skills, display processes, as well as retail skills and customer service.
We also offer you the opportunity to enter industry competitions and assist at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
This course is offered to apprentices and non-apprentices.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Assessment includes written and oral activities and tests, practical exercises and projects.
For any additional information on the Certificate III in Floristry, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
One day per week
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
Modes of DeliveryField work, Practical demonstrations, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsApprentices must be employed in the floristry industry. There are no prerequisites for non-apprenticeship students but it is recommended you have completed the Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)
Assessment MethodsAssessment is based on your ability to achieve unit outcomes. There is the opportunity for workplace delivery and assessment of competencies. Various forms of assessment may be used including demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios, and third party reports.
MaterialsAll floral materials and sundries provided. List of safety equipment and books that need to be purchased by students will be distributed to students early in the course.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of the Certificate III in Floristry may lead into the further study in Floristry or Horticulture courses with us, or speak with an ECA about what we have to offer
Career PathwaysYou may gain employment in floristry enterprises, producing floral arrangements and retailing floral work. Opportunities exist in the design and production of floral works for weddings, funerals and large-scale events
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|
|BSBDES303||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS||50|
|BSBSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|CUVACD201A||DEVELOP DRAWING SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS||60|
|SFLDEC001||Maintain floristry tools and equipment||15|
|SFLDEC002||Design floristry products||50|
|SFLDEC005||Assemble floristry products||130|
|SFLDEC006||Construct hand tied floristry products||70|
|SFLDEC007||Construct wired floristry products||70|
|SFLDEC008||Construct floristry products with a base medium||70|
|SFLDEC012||Interpret floristry design briefs||20|
|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|
|SFLSOP008||Provide quality service to floristry customers||35|
|SFLSOP009||Sell floristry products||30|
|SFLSOP010||Prepare quotations for floristry products||30|
|SFLWHS001||Participate in safe work practices||15|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.