SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

Graduation Cert II 2015



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!


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

Course Fees

The Flower School course fees cover the cost of your training, manuals, workbooks, one pair of scissors, sundries as well as our industry tour guides. The Flower School offer payment plans for both subsidy and full-time students.

Full time $2,550.00 10 weeks, Monday – Wednesday 

Part time $2,550.00 one day per week 

Night Course $3,500.00  one night per week & one Saturday per month

 Remote course $3,150.00

One off Sundry Fee $45.00

Resource Book $60.00

+ approx $60.00 – $90.00 per week for fresh flowers (Day Course)

+ approx $40-$60 per week for fresh flowers (Night & Friday Course)

+ approx $150.00 per week for fresh flowers (Remote Course)

+ approx $40.00 additional sundries

You will be required to complete at least 4-6 hours study per week.

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

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

See Student Handbook for Terms and Conditions 

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 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 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.

Recommended Entry

You must be 16 years or over and possess an aptitude for floristry. This course is open to the general public, but particularly to entry level students interested in the floristry business. This certificate is particularly applicable to school based trainees, year 10 school leavers and people wishing to gain entry into the floristry business. There are no prerequisites.

Timetable 2018

Full time

Duration: 10 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 2:30pm
Commencing:  16th July – 20th September 2018
Work from home dates:
week 4: Wednesday 8th August
week 5: Wednesday 15th August
Concludes: 19th September 2018


Remote course

Duration: 1 year of commencement date.

Off campus study – The course is designed for remote students, with access to Tutors via skype, email and phone.

Classroom based training times: Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Two – one-week classroom based to completed practical arrangements.

Week 2 25th – 29th June (Monday – Friday)
Week 1
9th – 13th July or 5th – 9th November (Monday – Friday)
Week 2 3rd –  7th December (Monday – Friday)

Part time

Duration: 15 weeks, one day a week – Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Commencing: 19th July –  15th November 2018
Including One break:
Two week break 
21st September, classes resume back 11th October 2018
Concluding: Thursday 12th November 2018

Intake Dates 2019


Duration: 16 weeks, one day a week – Friday, 9.00am -2.30pm

Commencing: 1st February 2019 – TBA
Including a break:

Three-week break; TBA
ConcludingFriday: TBA

 Night Course

Duration: 15 weeks, one night per week, with one Saturday a month.

Saturday 2nd February 2019 – TBA

Commencing Saturday 3rd February 2018, with the first evening commencing Tuesday 6th Class time 6.00pm – 9.00pm.

Tuesday evenings 6.00 – 9.00pm   Saturdays 8.30am – 4.00pm

Note: Saturday 3rd February will start 8.00am – 3.30pm

Saturday dates: TBA

With a two week break: TBA

Concluding: TBA


Night course

One night per week plus one Saturday per month

2nd February – 28th May 2019

Commencing: Saturday 2nd February, with the first evening commencing Tuesday 5th February 2019.

Length of course:  Part-time over 16 weeks 

Tuesday evenings 6.00 – 9.00pm   Saturdays 8.30am – 4.00pm

Note: Saturday 29th April will start 8.00am – 3.30pm

Saturday dates: TBA  2019  Time 8.30am – 4.00pm

With a two week break: TBA

Concluding 28th May 2019


SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry – 7 Modules with a mix of theory and practical throughout each lesson.


Botanical Care                                                                                                         Module 1


Design                                                                                                                       Module 2


Hand Tied                                                                                                                 Module 3


Shop Ready                                                                                                              Module 4


Base Medium                                                                                                          Module 5


Wiring                                                                                                                       Module 6


In a Nutshell                                                                                                             Module 7


UNITS OF Competency

Botanical Care
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment (assessment)
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials (assessment)
SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock (assessment)
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock (assessment)
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices (manual, presentation + test)
AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants (assessment)
Practical Floristry
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products (assessment + workbook)
Shop Ready
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry (manual, presentation + test)
SFLSOP007 Interact with floristry customers (manual, presentation + test)
SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services (manual, presentation + test)
SFLSOP006 Display and Merchandise Floristry Products (assessment)
In a Nut Shell
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services (assessment)

You will be required to complete at 4-6 hours study per week

Would you like to become a florist? We love the passion, we like to share. Enrol today.