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Melbourne Polytechnic Floristry students wow the judges at 2015 MIFGS

14 Apr 2015

Congratulations to our talented Floristry students, who yet again demonstrated their prize-winning skills in the 2015 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

The entrants were all students in our Certificate III in Floristry course. Melbourne Polytechnic students won Silver in the Floral Design category for their group entry (main picture), as well as individual Silver in the Advanced Student Competition (Lucia Lay) and Bronze in the Intermediate Student Competition (Yifang Liu).

Our students also featured in the Certificates of Merit for both of the Student categories.

Lucia Lay’s stunning prizewinning entry in the Advanced Student category (pictured below) was inspired by an image of Japan’s Nozawa Fire Festival. She used plant species popular in Japanese garden and Ikebana design such as nandina, chrysanthemums and bamboo.


Entering competitions like the MIFGS Floral Design Awards is an important part of their study, giving them experience in designing to a creative brief and participating in a large public competition.

The success of our students is a testament to the quality of the course, which teaches the latest in floristry industry skills such as floristry design and display, and event management. The Certificate III in Floristry is designed for people who are interested in careers as retail or corporate florists, floral designers, and floral event managers.

For more information about our Floristry courses, please visit our course page.

Read about one of our Floristry graduates who changed career from real estate and is now running her own Floristry business.


Media enquiries should be directed to Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or ua.ud1477100873e.cin1477100873hcety1477100873lopen1477100873ruobl1477100873em@sn1477100873oitac1477100873inumm1477100873oC1477100873

Melbourne Polytechnic operates across six campuses and seven specialist training centres throughout Melbourne’s north and south east and Ararat. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.