3 years part time
3 years part time
This is the apprenticeship version of the course. For the non-apprenticeship, please go here.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
1-2 days per week over 4-5 semesters
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.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|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|
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.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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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.
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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.
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