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    Certificate III in Floristry

    Why Floristry?

    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.

    In our Enriched Program You Will Learn

    • 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.

    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 on 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.


    3 days per weeks

    Duration: 19 weeks Monday –  Wednesday 9:00am  –  4:00pm

    With allocated Study Breaks

    You will be required to complete 12 hours study per week


    One day per week

    Duration: 40 weeks, Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

    With allocated Study Breaks

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


    One night per week, plus 13 Saturdays

    Duration: 40 weeks,  Tuesday night 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday 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.

    Please Note:

    • We follow the Queensland school holiday calendar year, coinciding with term breaks.
    • Class structures, times and teaching days may change without notice allowing students to study at home.

    Full Time, Part Time, Remote: $6,250.00 + flowers

    Night/Saturday, Remote: $6,850.00 + flowers


    $2,100.00 $850.00 ON APPLICATION

    SUNDRY FEE: ONE OFF $115.00 (on-campus students only)

    Purchase of fresh flowers

    Full time course: please allow approximately $100.00 – $200.00 per week

    Part time night or one day a week course: please allow approximately $50.00 – $120.00 per week

    A pair of complimentary floristry scissors and small towel are supplied free of charge to each student upon enrolment (these are yours to keep).

    Botanical Care
    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
    Practical Floristry
    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
    AHCNSY303A     Install and maintain interor plant displays
    Shop Ready
    SFLSOP008      Provide quality service to floristry customers
    SFLSOP009      Sell floristry products
    SFLSOP002      Work effectively in the floristry industry
    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

    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.

    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 designed for those desiring a career as a florist. Your thriving career is about to begin!

    Student Pre-Enrolment

    Apprenticeships and

    Frequently Asked

    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.

    Ready to bloom?

    For further enrolment information or assistance please call
    our friendly office team on 07 3868 2939.

    We look forward to helping you start your Floristry career.