SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry

Tuition Fees

All Course Fees are relevant to 2017. These fees may be subject to change in subsequent calendar years.

Trailing Bridal BouquetFull Fee $4,400.00

Sundry Fee $65.00

RPL (Recognised Prior Learning): Price on application

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection and printer while a student of The Flower School.

What does this course involve?

Certificate IV in Floristry (SFL40115) will help you develop and further your skills and confidence in your career in Floristry.  It is a prerequisite for this course to have a minimum of two (2) years industry experience.  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 SFL40115  Certificate IV in floristry.  This certificate will equip owners/managers of a floristry business to create advanced floristry designs and take their place as a leader in the florist industry.  You will have extended your ability to create complex designs and organise flowers for events with the responsibility for the managerial and financial operations of a small business.  By the end of this course you will have developed a Floristry business plan; budget and costings are touched upon and we demonstrate how to maximize results with flowers and foliage, with an emphasis on details for weddings thus creating a beautiful portfolio of your work.

This certificate flows on from Certificate III in Floristry and to enrol in this course participants must complete Certificate III in Floristry or demonstrate evidence of the competencies listed below:

Units of Competency

CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas (C)
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment (C)
SFLDEC002 Design floristry products (C)
SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products (C)
SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products (C)
SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium (C)
SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs (C)
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services (C)
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry (C)
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials (C)
SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock (C)
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock (C)
SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers (C)
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products (C)
SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products (C)
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices (C)
AHCNSY303A Install and maintain plant displays (E)
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities (E)
SIRXQUA001A Develop innovative ideas at work (E)
SIRXMER202 Plan, create and maintain Displays (E)
BSDES301 Explore the use of colour (E)

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.


This course is government accredited and has national recognition.  Once you have been deemed competent in all units you will be awarded SFL30115 – Certificate IV in Floristry.

Recommended Entry

You must have achieved the Certificate III in Floristry; OR demonstrated floristry industry experience in applying the skills and knowledge in the Certificate III in Floristry.  This is achieved via: providing a portfolio of evidence outlining how the skills and knowledge gained in the Certificate III in Floristry have been applied in an industry context;  OR (2) years post qualification industry experience.


Delivery Timetable 2017


 Certificate IV in floristry Friday Day class

Intake  October 20th  – December 1st 2017

With one break

Break: 28th October and resuming Friday 13th November

Concluding:   Friday 1st December 2017

Email info@theflowerschool.com.au  or call our College on (07) 3868 2939 for further information.

Length of course

This is a part time 8 week Course,  one day per week on a Friday during the school term.

Friday for 8 weeks plus  break .  Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm


How will I be assessed?

  • Oral presentation
  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Project work
  • Examination or testing
  • Online assessment
  • Workplace assessment

Units of Competency

6 core and 6 elective units

Core Units

SFLDEC003 – Design complex floristry products (c)

SFLDEC009 – Construct complex floristry products ( c )

SFLDEC010 – Coordinate floristry products for a special occasion( c )

SFLMGT001 – Coordinate floristry work teams ( c )

SFLSOP012 – Maintain and order floristry stock ( c )

SFLWHS002 – Provide a safe work environment ( c )



BSBFIA301 – Maintain financial records ( E)

BSBEBU401 – Review and maintain a website ( E )

CUAACD401 – Integrate colour theory and design processes( E )

SITXHRM003 –  Lead and manage people( E )

SIRXMPR001A  – Profile a retail market( E )

BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business ( E )

+ approx. $50.00 – $75.00 per week for fresh flowers

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

See Student Handbook for Terms and Conditions

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.
  • 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.

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