We understand that life is busy. We offer a few study options
Full Time 3 days per week
Part Time 1 day per week
Night & one Saturday per month
You will be required to complete 4-6 hours study per week
Purchase of fresh flowers
Full time day course – please allow approximately $70.00 – $90.00 in the first 6 weeks and a further $70.00 – $100.00 per week for the remainder of the course.
Part time night or one day a week course – please allow approximately $30.00 – $70.00
A pair of complimentary Floristry Scissors are supplied free of charge to each student upon enrolment (these are yours to keep).
A Cert III in Floristry offers students a wonderful career in the exciting world of flowers.
If you love flowers and looking for a career that is creative, challenging and unique, floristry is the career for you. This course is essential for those seeking a professional position in the floral industry. A Certificate III in Floristry prepares you to enter the industry as a fully qualified florist.
For a successful floristry career
Creativity and a love of flowers are the keys to a career in floristry. Your floristry skills will be put to use to celebrate some of your customers’ most important life experiences.
The Certificate III course provides a foundation of competencies across a range of floristry skills. You will learn creative skills, design and colour theory, as well as practical advanced construction skills and techniques for a wide range of arrangements suitable for weddings, corporate, special occasions and event staging. You will learn how to choose, store and care for botanical materials, wholesale sourcing and advanced retail skills. Industry work experience and participation in student floristry competitions is encouraged in this course.
The Flower School’s qualified and experienced floristry tutors will assist you to achieve the skills you will need to advance your career in the retail or creative floristry industries
You will be required to complete at 4-6 hours study per week
You Will Learn in our Enrichment Program
Recognition of flowers and plant materials
- Construction of hand-tied bouquets
- Construction of wired floristry designs
- Construction of base medium floral designs
- Advanced colour and design theory
- Advanced floristry retail skills
- Communicating design ideas through sketches
Our goal is to give you the technical know-how and to teach you the best method, ‘tricks of the trade’. Our training is delivered through a series of practical and theory-based modules.
If you are passionate about flowers and want to spend each day creating, then The Flower School is the right place to begin your journey.
The Flower School is very hands-on. Each week you will create a variety of designs under the guidance of our talented team of trainers, with years of commercial, retail and bridal experience. The Flower School staff are passionate and experienced professionals who will teach you the skills to become a fully qualified florist,
We will be attending flower markets, visit flower growers and other key industry groups on field trips. A student card will be issued so flowers can be purchased at wholesale price.
What employment opportunities will I have?
Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible for employment as a fully qualified florist. Your career is on its way to bloom! Opportunities for qualified florists exist in traditional retail operations including a range of corporate, event planning, styling, hospitality and other related fields.
Accreditation and Entry Requirements
Our training program is nationally accredited, innovative, and focused on developing you as a florist. Once you have been deemed competent in all units you will be awarded SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry.
To enrol, you must be 15 years or over. This course is open to the public and is designed to those desiring a career as a florist.
Your thriving career is about to begin!
Mastering all the flower basics of floristry which involves hands on, treating and conditioning flowers, Hand tied posies and bouquets with wrapping styles, Wiring techniques for buttonholes, corsages and flower crowns and more
Once you have mastered all the basics aspects you will move forward to more advanced flower arrangements.
See Student Handbook for Terms and Conditions
RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) Price on application
Apprenticeship and Traineeship’s Supported
We offer the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Concession rates for eligible students. Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are and what level of education you have.
Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet – https://training.qld.gov.au/site/providers/Documents/funded/certificate3/c3g-factsheet-student.pdf
Full time 2018
Phase One and Two (currently running)
Duration: 16 weeks, four days per week. Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:30pm
Commencing: 29th January – 14th June 2018 Concludes: 14th June 2018
One week: 2nd March – Resume 12th March
Two weeks: 30th March – Resume 16th April
One week: 18th May – Resume 28th May
Part time – 1 day per week
Duration: 41 weeks, one day a week – Friday, 9:00am – 2:30pm (currently running)
Phase one commencing: 2nd February – 8th June 2018
Phase two commencing: 15th June – 14th December 2018 Concluding: Friday 14th December 2018
First break: 30th March – resume 13th April 2018
Second break: 11th May – resume 18th May
Third break: 7th July – resume 20th July
Fourth break: 22nd September – resume 5th October
Night Course – 1 night per week, 1 Saturday per month
Duration: 40 weeks (currently running)
Class time: Tuesday evenings 6.00 – 9.00pm Saturdays 8.30am – 4.00pm
Commencing: Saturday 3rd February 2018, with the first evening commencing Tuesday 6th February 2018
Saturday dates: 3rd February, 3rd March, 24th March, 21st April, 2018 26th May, 23rd June, 29th July, 25th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 8th December 2018
With a two week break: 30th March – classes resume back Tuesday 17th April 2018
Duration: 26 weeks
Class time: Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 9:00pm, Saturdays 8:30am – 4:00pm
Commencing: Saturday 26th May – Tuesday 11th December 2018
Saturday dates: 26th May, 23rd June, 29th July, 25th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 1st December 2018
Two weeks: 29th June – classes resume back Tuesday 17th July 2018
Two weeks: 21st September – classes resume back Tuesday 9th October 2018
*Please note: Friday 26th October will be a field trip
Concluding: 11th December 2018
Off Campus study – This course is designed for remote students, with access to tutors via skype, email and phone. Including five, one-week classroom based practical study.
Times: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Week 1 Monday 9th-13th July 2018
Week 2 Please enquire for further dates
Phase Two ( if you have all ready completed a Cert II in Floristry)
Week 3 Friday & Sat 18,19 May , Monday – Friday 20th – 25th May (completed)
Week 4 Monday 25th June – Friday 29th June
Week 5 Monday 27th – Friday 31st August
Week 6 Monday 3rd – Friday 7th December
Duration: 1 year from commencement date
Duration: 19 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 2:30pm (no prior experience)
Phase One: 16th July – 5th September 2018
Phase Two: 10th September – 12th December (if you hold an existing Cert II in floristry)
Commencing: 16th July – 12th December 2018
Work from home dates:
week 4: Wednesday 8th August
week 5: Wednesday 15th August
Two weeks: 21st September – Resume Monday 8th October 2018
One week: 5th November – Resume 12th November
Concludes: 12th December 2018
Duration: 40 weeks, one day per week. Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm (no prior experience)
Phase One: 19th July – 15th November 2018
Phase Two: 22nd November – 27th June 2019 (if you hold an existing Cert II in floristry)
Commencing: 19th July 2018 – 20th June 2019
Two weeks: 21st September – Resume Monday 11th October 2018
One week: 5th November – Resume 15th November
Christmas break: 21st December 2018, class resumes 24th January 2019
Concludes: 20th June 2019
In our Enriched Program – We will be attending flower markets, visit flower growers and other key industry groups on field trips. A student card will be issued so flowers can be purchased at wholesale price.
SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry – 7 Modules with a mix of theory and practical throughout each lesson.
Botanical Care Module 1
Design Module 2
Hand Tied Module 3
Shop Ready Module 4
Base Medium Module 5
Wiring Module 6
In a Nutshell Module 7
‘What Cut Flower is That?’ Author, Delwyn Thomas & Bettina Gollnow – $60.00
‘Flowers’ Author, Gregory Milner – $60.00
These can be purchased directly from The Flower School
UNITS OF Competency
|SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials|
|SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock|
|SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock|
|SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment|
|SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices|
|SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products|
|SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products|
|SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products|
|SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium|
|CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas|
|SFLDEC002 Design floristry products|
|SIRXQUA001A Develop innovative ideas at work|
|BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour|
|SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers|
|SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products|
|SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry|
|BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities|
|SIRXMER202 Plan, create and maintain displays|
|In a Nut Shell|
|SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs|
|SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services|
|SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products|