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Floristry

Certificate III in

Apprenticeship Code: SFL30115

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

3 years part time

Duration

3 years part time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.

Help your floristry skills bloom

Experience first-hand insight into the world of floristry with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Floristry (Apprenticeship stream). This apprenticeship will prepare you with the fundamentals of the floristry trade from design through to creation of floral arrangements. In Australia’s steady floristry industry, skilled and creative florists are always in demand. You’ll learn hands-on experience in a range of floral techniques, allowing your skill set to flourish like never before.

An industry-recognised education

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll receive top-level training from experienced florists. You’ll learn skills in flower and foliage identification and design and display processes, as well as retail skills and customer service to make sure you’re job-ready.You will also cover complex floral design and construction techniques and business-oriented skills, including customer consultation and quotation. Melbourne Polytechnic’s partnership with Flowers Victoria and the Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria will allow you to assist during the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, and enter competitions. Our students have frequently won awards at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, including the intermediate and advanced Student Floral Design Competition and the overall stall competition.

Qualified for a flourishing career

Fully qualified florists who have completed their apprenticeship will have the skills and knowledge to find work within a range of practices within the floristry field. You might find work as a retail florist within wholesale environments, a studio florist, or florist for events. You might even start your own floristry business, as online, stylist and event floristry opportunities continue to grow.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You may gain employment in floristry enterprises, producing floral arrangements and retailing floral work.
  • Studio Florist
  • Events Floristry Assistant
  • Floristry Assistant
  • Retail Floristry Assistant

Pathways

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Floristry may lead into the further study in Floristry or Horticulture.

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

How you learn

  • Field work
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

1-2 days per week over 4-5 semesters

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.

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
SFLSOP010 PREPARE QUOTATIONS FOR FLORISTRY PRODUCTS Core 30
SFLDEC006 CONSTRUCT HAND TIED FLORISTRY PRODUCTS Core 70
CUVACD201A DEVELOP DRAWING SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS Core 60
SFLWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES Core 15
SFLSOP005 PREPARE AND CARE FOR FLORISTRY STOCK Core 60
SFLSOP003 RECOGNISE FLOWER AND PLANT MATERIAL Core 45
SFLDEC012 INTERPRET FLORISTRY DESIGN BRIEFS Core 20
SFLSOP008 PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE TO FLORISTRY CUSTOMERS Core 35
SFLDEC001 MAINTAIN FLORISTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 15
SFLSOP002 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE FLORISTRY INDUSTRY Core 45
SFLDEC007 CONSTRUCT WIRED FLORISTRY PRODUCTS Core 70
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE PRACTICES Core 20
BSBDES303 DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS Core 50
SFLSOP001 SOURCE INFORMATION ON FLORISTRY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Core 40
AHCNSY204A MAINTAIN INDOOR PLANTS Core 20
SFLSOP007 INTERACT WITH FLORISTRY CUSTOMERS Core 30
SFLDEC002 DESIGN FLORISTRY PRODUCTS Core 50
SFLDEC008 CONSTRUCT FLORISTRY PRODUCTS WITH A BASE MEDIUM Core 70
SFLSOP004 RECEIVE AND STORE FLORISTRY STOCK Core 30
SFLDEC005 ASSEMBLE FLORISTRY PRODUCTS Core 130
SFLSOP009 SELL FLORISTRY PRODUCTS Core 30

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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
$3600.00 - $8200.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

Material costs payments are divided over 2-4 semesters depending on full time or part time. 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.
Materials Costs
$1325.00
$
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

Apprentices must be employed in the floristry industry.

Next Steps

Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.

The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.

If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.

Recognising Organisations

National