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Certificate III in Floristry

Non-Apprenticeship

Code: SFL30115

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Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

1 year full time / 1.5 years part time

Next Intake

May, July

Next Intake

July

Help your floristry skills bloom

Experience an authentic floristry course in Melbourne with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Floristry SFL30115. This course 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 have hands-on experience in a range of floral techniques, allowing your skill set to flourish like never before.

Gain experience and knowledge with a Certificate III in Floristry SFL30115

With qualified industry florists guiding you throughout your course, you will be instructed in flower and foliage identification and design and display processes, as well as retail skills and customer service.

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.

Floristy Studies students sitting at a table with their vase and bouquet floral arrangments
Floristry students with arrangements

Cultivate exciting future opportunities

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Floristry SFL30115 will have the skills and knowledge to find work within a range of practices within the floristry field.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

With help from our Skills and Job Centre, you may gain employment in floristry enterprises, producing floral arrangements and retailing floral work. Opportunities exist in the design and production of floral works for weddings, funerals and large-scale events

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Online
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Full time: three days per week over two semesters.
Part time: 3 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
AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants Elective 20
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective 20
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work Core 45
CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas Core 60
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment Core 15
SFLDEC002 Design floristry products Core 50
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products Elective 130
SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products Core 70
SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products Core 70
SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium Core 70
SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs Core 20
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 Elective 30
SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers Core 35
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products Core 30
SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for 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 $780 $3900 $8900
Materials fee $1670 $1670 $1670
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $2625 $5820 $10820
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.

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.

Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for non-apprenticeship students.

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 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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Nationally Recognised Training

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

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