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Floristry

Certificate III in

Non-Apprenticeship Code: SFL30115

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Next Intake

August

Next Intake

August

This is the non-apprenticeship version of the course. For the 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 (Non-Apprenticeship stream). 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 learn hands-on experience in a range of floral techniques, allowing your skill set to flourish like never before. You’ll receive hands-on experience unlike any other in the flourishing floristry industry.

Advanced experience and knowledge

You’ll learn industry-ready techniques for the floristry sector, from an array of experienced trade professionals. With qualified industry leaders 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.

Cultivate exciting future opportunities

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Floristry (Non-Apprenticeship stream) will have been taught 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 an events florist. 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. Opportunities exist in the design and production of floral works for weddings, funerals and large-scale events

Pathways

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Floristry may lead into the further study in Floristry or Horticulture courses with us, or speak with an ECA about what we have to offer

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"It means 'future' to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Online
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Full time: three days per week over two semesters.
Part time: 3-6 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
BSBDES303 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE PROCESS TO 3D FORMS Elective 50
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE PRACTICES Elective 20
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 MATERIAL 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

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

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $720 $ 3600 $8200
Materials fee $1325 $ 1325 $1325
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $2220 $ 5175 $9775
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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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. 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.

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