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CERTIFICATE II IN FLORISTRY

WHY FLORISTRY?

Floristry has been practised for at least 4000 years, dating back to Egyptian florists who crafted bouquets, table decorations, funeral flowers and temple arrangements. Creating floral displays to mark special occasions is an ancient human custom. The Flower School continues this tradition by training new generations of florists – including you!

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

This is the ideal introductory course if you are exploring the idea of floristry as a profession. Entering the rewarding and artistic floristry industry begins with a Certificate II, qualifying you at an assistant level.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE?

You will learn all the basic aspects, skills, and techniques required to assemble a wide range of floral items including contemporary and traditional bouquets, arrangements, and table centrepieces. You will also become proficient in basic wiring techniques for creating corsages, boutonnières, and the all-time favourite, flower crowns.
This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the care, storage and preparation of floral stock, display, and retail skills. You will visit flower markets, growers, and other events to obtain a broad knowledge of the floral industry.

 

You will be required to complete at least 10-12 hours study per week.

IN OUR ENRICHED PROGRAM YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to recognise flowers and foliage (project)
  • Skills for a range of floral arrangements
  • Techniques on wiring a variety of flowers and foliage
  • Sourcing floristry products
  • Care and storage of floristry stock
  • A range of practical retail work practices
  • Costing and pricing arrangements

The Flower School staff are passionate and experienced professionals who will guide you through the essential components of being a successful florist assistant.

Study Option
FULL TIME
3 DAYS PER WEEK

Duration: 8 weeks, Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm

With allocated Study Breaks

You will be required to complete 10-12 hours study per week

PART TIME

ONE DAY PER WEEK

Duration: 15 weeks, Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

With allocated Study Breaks

You will be required to complete 8-10 hours study per week

PART TIME
ONE NIGHT PER WEEK, PLUS SATURDAYS TBC

Duration: 15 weeks, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, One Saturday per month 8.30am – 4.00pm

With allocated Study Breaks

You will be required to complete 8-10 hours study per week

REMOTE COURSE

Off Campus study, designed for remote students, with access to tutors via livestreaming, email and phone.

Duration: Zoom students are expected to be on-screen attending full-time or part-time classes, e.g. from 9:00am until 4:00pm during each and every class, just like you would be if you were attending on campus.

We would like to see you in the classroom for a one-week based practical study for starters, if possible. Please phone the office to discuss your options.

Full Time: $2,950.00

Part Time: $2,950.00

Night/Saturday course: $3,850.00

Remote Options Available

 

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN FLOWERS AND MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE

Below is an estimated range of these costs. This is a guide only.

Full Time: please allow approximately from $100.00 per week
Part Time: please allow approximately from $50.00 per week
Night/Saturday course: please allow approximately from $50.00 per week

Botanical Care
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials
SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
 
Practical Floristry
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products
Shop Ready
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry
SFLSOP007 Interact with floristry customers
SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services
Design
SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products
In a Nutshell
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services
Administration
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work daily activities 

Upon completion of this course, you will be qualified for employment as an assistant in the floristry industry. This is a sound foundation for undertaking a floristry traineeship or continuing with a Certificate III in Floristry. Work as an assistant in floral shops, hospitals, supermarkets, market stalls or any number of venues where arrangements are created and sold.

 

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CREATING AND INSPIRING FLORISTS OF THE FUTURE