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Floristry (Assistant)

Certificate II Of

Code: SFL20115

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Greensborough, Prahran

Duration

19 weeks full time / part time

Duration

19 weeks full time / part time

Next Intake

February, July, Midyear

Let your skill set flourish

Allow your skills to grow and flourish with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant). Floristry is a stable industry in Australia, with over 4,000 job opportunities predicted over the next five years. You will be taught everything you need to know in order to work confidently as a floristry assistant.

Real world experience before you graduate

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) will equip you with knowledge in flower and foliage identification and design and display processes, as well as retail skills and customer service. Our extensive industry connections ensure that your skills, techniques and designs are up-to-date with current trends. Melbourne Polytechnic’s partnership with Flowers Victoria and The Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria will give you the opportunity to assist during the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, granting your qualification an immersive experience and industry credibility.

Watch your future bloom

Qualified floristry assistants have the ability to work within a range of practices within the floristry field. You might find employment as a retail floristry assistant within wholesale environments or as florist assistant for events. You can continue to refine your floristry skills through pursuing a Certificate III in Floristry at Melbourne Polytechnic, and choose an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship stream.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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

Pathways

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

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

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

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
SFLSOP001 SOURCE INFORMATION ON FLORISTRY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Core 40
SFLSOP004 RECEIVE AND STORE FLORISTRY STOCK Core 30
AHCNSY204A MAINTAIN INDOOR PLANTS Core 20
SFLSOP003 RECOGNISE FLOWER AND PLANT MATERIAL Core 45
SFLSOP005 PREPARE AND CARE FOR FLORISTRY STOCK Core 60
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE PRACTICES Core 20
SFLSOP007 INTERACT WITH FLORISTRY CUSTOMERS Core 30
SFLSOP002 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE FLORISTRY INDUSTRY Core 45
SFLDEC001 MAINTAIN FLORISTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 15
SIRXSLS201 SELL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Core 30
SFLWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES Core 15
SFLDEC005 ASSEMBLE FLORISTRY PRODUCTS Core 130

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$2350.00 - $5750.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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
Materials Costs
$365.00
$
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this course

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.