SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)
KICK START YOUR CAREER WITH A CERTIFICATE ll IN FLORISTRY
Floristry has been practiced 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!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
This is the ideal introductory course if you are exploring the idea of floristry as a profession. Entering the rewarding and artistic floristry industry begins with a Certificate II, qualifying you at an assistant level.
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.
Full Time $2,850.00 + approx $60.00 – $120.00 per week for fresh flowers
Part Time $2,850.00 + approx $50 – $70 per week for fresh flowers
Night/Saturday course $3,800.00 + approx $50 – $70 per week for fresh flowers
Remote course $2,850.00 + flowers
One off Sundry Fee $60.00 / Resource Book $60.00 if needed / 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.
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 year 10 school leavers and people wishing to gain entry into the floristry business. There are no prerequisites.
Full time – three days per week. Remote study options are available, live streaming class (via Zoom).
Duration: 8 weeks, three days per week, Monday – Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Commencing: 1st February – 24th March 2021
Part time – one day per week. Remote study options are available, live streaming class (via Zoom).
Duration: 15 weeks, one day a week, Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Commencing: 4th February – 13th May 2021
Student Study Break: 8th April, classes resume back 22nd April 2021
Duration: 15 weeks, one night per week, with one Saturday a month.
2021 Mid-year intake TBA
UNITS OF Competency
|SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment|
|SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials|
|SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock|
|SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock|
|SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices|
|AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants|
|SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products|
|SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry|
|SFLSOP007 Interact with floristry customers|
|SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services|
|SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products|
|In a Nutshell|
|SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services|
You will be required to complete at 4-6 hours study per week