Courses

Certificate III in Floristry

Apprenticeship and Non-Apprenticeship

Develop your trade skills and let your creativity bloom. The Certificate III in Floristry is a national qualification teaching you skills to work as a florist in a shop or studio. Own your own business or show off your best arrangements and designs at the renowned Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Put your love of flowers, creative flair and eye for detail to work with a beautiful and rewarding career in Floristry.

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A pathway to your career in Floristry

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)
  • studio florist

Grow all your best options with Melbourne Polytechnic

Our 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

Assessment includes written and oral activities and tests, practical exercises and projects.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate III in Floristry, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

SFL30115

Campuses

GREENSBOROUGH, FAIRFIELD

Department

Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 1.5 years
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 Delivery

Field work, Practical demonstrations, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$3050
Ineligible:$6700
Concession:$610
Materials:$360

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment 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.

Materials

All 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.

Entrance Requirements

Apprentices 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)

Pathways to further study

Successful 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 Pathways

You 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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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
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.