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12 months full time / available part time
12 months full time / available part time
This is the non-apprenticeship version of the course. For the apprenticeship, please go here.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Full time: three days per week over two semesters.
Part time: 3-6 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.
|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|
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.
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|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|
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.
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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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