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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.

Study Option
FULL TIME
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

PART TIME
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

PART TIME
ONE NIGHT PER WEEK, PLUS 13 SATURDAYS

Duration: 36 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.

 

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: $6,450.00

Night/Saturday, Remote: $6,950.00

 

NON-CONCESSION Student Co-Contribution FeeCONCESSION Student Co-Contribution FeeRPL PRICE
$2,230.00 (day price)

 

$2,530.00 (night price)

$950.00 (day price)

 

$1050.00 (night price)

$3,225.00 ON APPLICATION
 
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
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
Design
CUVACD201A      Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
SFLDEC002         Design floristry products
CUADES202        Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
BSBDES301        Explore the use of colour
AHCNSY303A     Install and maintain interior plant displays
Shop Ready
SFLSOP008      Provide quality service to floristry customers
SFLSOP009      Sell floristry products
SFLSOP002      Work effectively in the floristry industry
SITXMPR002    Create a promotional display or stand
In a Nut Shell
SFLDEC012      Interpret floristry design briefs
SFLSOP001      Source information on floristry products and services
SFLSOP010      Prepare quotations for floristry products

If you have completed floristry study at another institution or have experience working as a florist, you may be eligible for exemption for some, or all, units of competency of this qualification. Please contact us via email or phone for more information regarding the RPL process and to find out if you are eligible.

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!

The Flower School is not CRICOS registered, with the Australian Government to accept International Students on a Student Visa.  You would have to apply yourself for a short-term Visitors Visa, we cannot assist students with a visa to Australia.

Here are some Visas that MAY be applicable to you enabling you to study at The Flower School:

Visitor Visa Subclass 600

Subclass 651 eVisitor

Working Holiday Visa Subclass 417

Work and Holiday Subclass 462

Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485

If you are not eligible to study under our Certificate III program, please enquire to find out more on how you can complete these studies without the accreditation.

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