SFL30115  Certificate III in Floristry

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Tuition Fees

All Course Fees are relevant to 2017. These fees may be subject to change in subsequent calendar years. The tuition fees you pay will depend on your eligibility for government subsidised training.

PLEASE NOTE: the structure of Cert III has changed from 1st July 2017

Full time 16 weeks consisting of Phase One 6 weeks and Phase two 10 weeks with no prior experience

Full Fee $5,700.00 Monday – Thursday

Full time 10 weeks consisting of Phase Two for those who have already completed Cert II in Floristry

Full fee $4,250 Monday – Thursday

Full Fee $5,700.00 One Day per week    

Full Fee $6,300.00 One night per week + odd weekends

Full fee $4,850.00 One night per week + odd weekends, Completed Cert II in Floristry

Full fee $6,300.00 Remote course, No prior experience

Full fee $4,850.00 Remote course, Completed Cert II in Floristry

+ Sundry Fee $100.00

+ approx. $70.00 – $90.00 per week for fresh flowers Phase two

+ approximately $40.00 additional Sundries

See Student Handbook for Terms and Conditions

Subsidised $1995.00
Concession $695.00

RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) Price on application

Apprenticeship and Traineeship’s Supported

*Please note that class structures, times and teaching days may change without notice allowing students to study at home.

Students must have access to a reliable internet connection and printer while a student of The Flower School.

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.  

Phase One

Consists of all the basic aspects of floristry which involves hands on

  • Treating and conditioning flowers
  • Hand tied posies and bouquets with wrapping styles
  • Vase, table and boxed arrangements
  • Wiring -buttonholes, corsages and flower crowns
  • Plus, units and theory

Phase Two

Once you have mastered all the basics we will move forward to more detailed flower arrangements.

What does the SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry  involve?

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 Flower Schools qualified and experienced floristry tutors will assist you to achieve the skills you will need to begin or advance your career in the retail or creative floristry industries. You will learn all aspects of floristry techniques and design including a complete range of hand held, fully wired and base medium techniques.

Industry work experience is encouraged throughout the year to advance your customer relations and retail skills.

Floristry at The Flower School has a strong design focus and in addition to floristry techniques and customer relations you will learn a variety of creative skills including visual display and event design.

Student participation in floristry competitions is encouraged.

At the completion of the course you will be a qualified florist in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for floristry and be ready to work in a traditional retail or floristry related business who sell via the internet or phone.

This course can also be completed as school based traineeship or an apprenticeship, please contact The Flower School for more information.

What’s included in this course:

  • Qualification of Certificate III in Floristry
  • Flexible start date for all enrolments
  • Opportunities for competition work
  • Opportunities for work experience

This qualification will allow you to enter the industry with a recognised qualification as a florist.  This course provides a foundation for those wishing to enter the floristry  industry and those with more than just a passing interest in flowers. You will learn advanced construction skills and techniques and the best practises for design and construction of arrangements, weddings, funerals and events.  We will look at how the basic skills obtained in Certificate II can be adapted and expanded upon for larger scale commissions.  This certificate follows on immediately from Certificate II in Floristry.   You will need to complete Certificate II in Floristry or demonstrate equivalent skills.   This course is open to the general public, but particularly to experienced employees in the floristry business. We will focus on recognising, receiving, storing, preparing and caring for stock.

 You will be attending  flower markets, visiting flower growers and other key industry groups.   You will be given a Student Card to enable you to purchase flowers at cost price.

What employment opportunities will I have?

You will be eligible for employment in the floristry industry as a fully qualified florist on completion of this qualification. Many students become specialists working in areas such as weddings, functions, retail and studio or corporate work.  Accreditation This course is government accredited and has national recognition (RTO Provider Code: 41063).   Once you have been deemed competent in all units you will be awarded SFL30115 – Certificate III in floristry.

Recommended Entry You must be 16 years or over and possess an aptitude for floristry.




Delivery Timetable 2017


Certificate III in floristry – One Day a week ( Friday) currently running

Intake  February 3rd- October 13th 2017

With three breaks

First break: 1st April – 17th April 2017

 Second break:  28th June – 9th July 2017

Third break: 16th September – 2nd October 2017

Please note classes will Include  two Fridays based at the Ekka. Friday 11th August and Friday 18th August

 Concluding:   Friday 13th October 2017 (proposed)

Length of course: This is a part time 30 week Course,  one day per week on a Friday during the school terms.

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm


Certificate III in floristry full time

Length of course

This is a full time 10 week Course,  four days per week – Phase two

Monday – Thursday for 10 weeks plus breaks .  Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Intake  July 31st – November 2nd 2017

With Two breaks

Two week EKKA break 8th August, class will resume back on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

Two week break 15th September, class will resume back on the 3rd October 2017.

(Please note Week 2 will be split,  1 day before Ekka, and 3 days after Ekka)

  Concluding 2nd November 2017



Certificate III in floristry full time

Length of course

This is a full time 16 week Course, with breaks – Phase One and Two

Monday – Thursday,  four days per week.  Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Intake  28th  August 2017 – 22nd February

With breaks:

Two weeks: 15th September – Resume 3rd October
Two weeks: 3rd November – Resume 20th November
Xmas break: 15th December – Resume 29th January 2018

Concludes : 22nd February 2018




Delivery Timetable 2018


Certificate III in floristry full time

Length of course

This is a full time 16 week Course, with breaks – Phase One and Two

Monday – Thursday,  four days per week.  Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Intake  29th  January – 21st June 2018

With breaks:

One week: 23rd February – Resume 5th March
Two weeks: 30th March – Resume 16th April
One week: 4th May – Resume 14th May
One week: 1st June – Resume 11th June

Concludes : 21st January 2018



Certificate III in floristry full time

Length of course

This is a full time 10 week Course, with breaks – Phase Two (For students who have completed previously Certificate II in floristry)

Monday – Thursday,  four days per week.  Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Intake  19th  March – 21st June 2018

With breaks:

Two weeks: 30th March – Resume 16th April
One week: 4th May – Resume 14th May
One week: 1st June – Resume 11th June

Concludes : 21st January 2018



How will I be assessed?

  • Oral presentation
  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Project work
  • Examination
  • Workplace assessment

Units of Competency

Core Subjects (16)

CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment

SFLDEC002 Design floristry products

SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products

SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products

SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium

SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs

SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services

SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry

SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials

SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock

SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock

SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers

SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products

SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products

SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

Electives (5)

AHCNSY303A Install and maintain plant displays

BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities

SIRXQUA001A Develop innovative ideas at work

SIRXMER202 Plan, create and maintain Displays

BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour

The College follows school terms, breaking for school holidays.

You can earn a Certificate II, III or IV in a short amount of time. Choose a certificate level based on your level of experience and the role you’d like to be qualified for.

  • Certificate II courses prepare you for entry-level positions or apprenticeships in a variety of industries. As well as providing basic knowledge, a Certificate II demonstrates to a potential employer that you are actively interested in their industry.
  • Certificate III courses develop skills, theoretical knowledge and problem-solving abilities. This level of qualification is ideal if you want to move out of entry-level roles, or shift into a new career, such as a qualified Florist.
  • Certificate IV courses are designed for supervisory and management positions. This qualification level is valuable if you want to advance your career in the industry you already work in, or build on skills you’ve acquired through previous study.

Would you like to enrol in a Certificate Course?