SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)
Kick START YOUR CAREER WITH A CERTIFICATE ll IN FLORISTRY
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!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS Course?
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.
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 recognize 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 school based trainees, year 10 school leavers and people wishing to gain entry into the floristry business. There are no prerequisites.
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
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)
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
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
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
Concluding: Friday: TBA
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
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
|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)|
|SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products (assessment + workbook)|
|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