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This course is for those already in the floral industry wishing to build on existing expertise from previous study and work experience. A Certificate IV in Floristry extends your skills as a florist, manager, and retailer to improve your techniques in planning, designing, and creating complex floral designs. Florists at this level work independently and often have supervisory and planning responsibilities.
Suited to owners/managers of a floristry outlet with responsibility in all aspects of the operation of a small business. This is your opportunity to build on expertise you’ve acquired through previous study and work experience.
This qualification level is valuable if you want to advance your career in the industry you already work in. A Certificate IV in Floristry will help you develop and further your skills and confidence in your floristry career.

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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 IV 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.


A Certificate IV provides in-depth and substantial knowledge of floral construction techniques, design elements, colour theory and principles. This course will improve and extend your event planning and oversight abilities. Many Certificate IV graduates specialise in weddings, studio and corporate work.
As part of your Certificate IV qualification, you will be required to develop a floristry business plan; understand budget and costing; research the floral industry; plan an event; and complete written and practical assessments.
Our tutors bring the passion and experience to teach you advanced floristry skills. This is your chance to showcase your talent by creating a variety of large-scale floral designs and displays. Click on the links below to see some of our floral designs and displays you will create in your Certificate IV (these can also be completed as Masterclasses):

Hanging installation
Bridal Bouquets
Wearable art

Let your creative imagination go into overdrive, stretch your event planning skills, and extend your portfolio.
Our professional and experienced teachers will assist you in improving your event planning and oversight abilities to maximise results with flowers and foliage, with an emphasis on fine details.
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 extend your ability to create complex designs and organise flowers for events with the responsibility for the managerial and financial operations of a small business.

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  • Our goal is to give you the technical know-how and to teach you the best method, and ‘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
Study Option

Working at your own pace, you will have up to one year to complete the course.

You will need to attend 2x one-week blocks for the practical components of the course, and complete theory assessments in your own time with assistance and guidance from our tutors.

Please see our Enrolment Timetable for upcoming block dates.

  • Please note we follow the Queensland school holiday calendar year
  • Class structures, times and teaching days may change without notice allowing students to study at home.

The Flower School course fees cover the cost of your training, manuals, workbooks, one pair of scissors, towel, sundries as well as our industry tour guides.  The Flower School offers affordable payment plans.

PART TIME STUDY: $4,900 + own purchase of flowers


SFLDEC003       Design complex floristry products
SFLDEC009       Construct complex floristry products
SFLDEC010       Coordinate floristry products for a special occasion
SFLMGT001       Coordinate floristry work teams
SFLSOP012       Maintain and order floristry stock
SFLWHS002       Provide a safe work environment
CUAACD401       Integrate colour theory and design processes
SITXHRM003      Lead and manage people
BSBSMB403       Market the small business
AHCPGD401      Design plant displays
BSBSMB402       Plan small business finances
BSBSMB404       Undertake small business planning

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.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:

  • achieved the Certificate III in Floristry via an Australian Apprenticeship Pathway; 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
  • 12 months post qualification industry experience.

Please contact us for more information on how to apply on 07 3868 2939 or



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