Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)


Develop your trade skills and let your creativity bloom. The Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) is a national qualification teaching you skills to work as a florist in a shop or studio. Put your love of flowers, creative flair and eye for detail to work with a beautiful and rewarding career in Floristry.

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 may also have the opportunity to assist in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

The successful completion of Certificate ll in Floristry (Assistant) provides a pathway and is equivalent to phase 1 Certificate lll in Floristry.

Local Students




Greensborough, Fairfield, Prahran


Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8400


Full-time: 19 weeks
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 Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery




Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Course 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


All 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

Entrance Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) would give you direct into the Certificate III in Floristry

Career Pathways

Once you've graduated you could gain employment in the floristry enterprises producing floral arrangements, retailing floral work, and preparing flowers for sale

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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.

Code Subjects Hours
AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants 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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.