SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

Graduation Cert II 2015

Tuition Fees

All course fees are relevant to 2017. These fees may be subject to change in subsequent calendar years.

Full time $2,550.00 Monday – Thursday

Part time $2,550.00 Part time – Friday 

Part time $3,150.00 Remote course

Part time $3,500.00 Night class – Tuesday

Resource Book $60.00

Sundry Fee $45.00

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

+ approximately $40-$60 per week for fresh flowers (Night and Friday Course)

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

+ approximately $40.00 additional sundries

*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?

Our floristry teachers are passionate, experienced and industry-qualified, and will guide you through the essential components of being a florist assistant.

You will learn flower and foliage identification, practical Floristry techniques including traditional, modern and contemporary design, design and drawing skills, display processes, as well as retail skills and customer service.

This qualification will allow you to enter into the floristry industry at an assistant level. The floristry industry  is a rewarding and fulfilling career.   Job positions may include traditional retail floristry shops, studios and floristry businesses who sell via the internet or phone.

You will learn basic skills and techniques required to assemble items such as bunch, bouquets, boxed arrangements, table centres and basic wired items such as corsages and buttonholes.

You will also learn floristry specific operational subjects focusing on recognising, receiving, storing, preparing and caring for stock.

In addition, you will also gain the skills to:

  • Source and merchandise floristry stock
  • Prepare floristry displays

You will have the opportunity to attend flower markets, visit flower growers and other key industry groups.

What employment opportunities will I have?

You will be eligible for employment in the floristry industry as an assistant thus providing you with a sound foundation to undertake a floristry apprenticeship or full time Certificate III in Floristry.


This course is government accredited and has national recognition (RTO Provider Code: 41063).  Once you have been deemed competent in all units you will be awarded SFL20115  Certificate II in Floristry (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

First Intake (currently running)

Duration: This is a full time course for 8 weeks.  Four days per week. Monday – Thursday 9.00am -2.30pm

Commencing: 29th January –  29th March 2018 

Including one breaks:

One week break: 2nd March, class resumes back Monday 12th March 2018

Concluding:  29th March 2018


Full time

second Intake

Duration: 10 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
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 from commencement date

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

Two – one week classroom based training to complete practical arrangements.

Week 1 Classroom based dates:     Monday 16th April – Saturday 21st April 2018, Monday – Saturday

Week 2 Classroom based dates:     Monday 18th June – Friday 22nd June 2018

Week 1 Classroom based dates:     Friday 18th October & Saturday 19th October,  22nd  Oct – 26th Oct 2018, Monday – Friday

Week 2 Classroom based dates:     Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November 2018

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

Night course

One night per week plus one Saturday per month

3rd February – 22nd May 2018

Commencing: Saturday 3rd February, with the first evening commencing Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Length of course:  Part-time over 15 weeks 

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

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

Saturday dates: 3rd February,  3rd March, 24th March, 21st April,  2018  Time 8.30am – 4.00pm

With a two week break: 30th March –  classes resume back Tuesday 17th April 2018

Concluding 22nd May 2018

Part time

Duration: 16 weeks, one day a week – Friday 9.00am – 2.30pm (currently running)

Commencing: 2nd February –  15th June 2018  

Including One break:

Three week break 2nd April, classes resume back 27th April 2018

Concluding: Friday 15th June 2018


Part time
Next Intake

Duration: 15 weeks, one day a week – Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Commencing: 19th July –  12th November 2018  

Including One break:

Two week break 21st September, classes resume back 11th October 2018

Concluding: Thursday 12th November 2018


How will I be assessed?

  • Oral presentation
  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Project work
  • Examination or testing
  • Workplace assessment

Units of Competency

Core Subjects

SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products 

SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services 

SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials 

SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock 

SFLSOP005Prepare and care for floristry stock 

SFLSOP007 Interact with floristry customers 

SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 

SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry 

SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment


AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants 

SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products

SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services 


You can receive a Certificate II, III or IV in a short amount of time. Choose a certificate level based on your level of experience and the role you’d like to be qualified for.

  • Certificate II courses prepare you for entry-level positions or apprenticeships in a variety of industries. As well as providing basic knowledge, a Certificate II demonstrates to a potential employer that you are actively interested in their industry.
  • Certificate III courses develop skills, theoretical knowledge and problem-solving abilities. This level of qualification is ideal if you want to move out of entry-level roles, or shift into a new career such as a qualified Florist.
  • Certificate IV courses are designed for supervisory and management positions. This qualification level is valuable if you want to advance your career in the industry you already work in, or build on skills you’ve acquired through previous study.

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