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Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

Code: SFL20115

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Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

15 weeks full time / 30 weeks part time

Next Intake

May, July

Next Intake

July

Let your skill set flourish

Allow your skills to grow and flourish with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Floristry SFL20115 (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 SFL20115 (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 SFL30115 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
  • Events Floristry Assistant
  • Floristry Assistant
  • Retail Floristry Assistant

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Online
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Full time: three days per week over one semester
Part time: 1-2 days per week over two semesters

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.

Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants Elective 20
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE PRACTICES Elective 20
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment Core 15
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products Core 130
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services Core 40
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry Core 45
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials Core 45
SFLSOP004 RECEIVE AND STORE FLORISTRY STOCK Core 30
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock Core 60
SFLSOP007 Interact with floristry customers Core 30
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products Core 30
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core 15

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $530 $2650 $6250
Materials fee $470 $470 $470
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1175 $3370 $6970
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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.

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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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