SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)



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 +  approx $60.00 – $90.00 per week for fresh flowers 

Part time $2,550.00 + approx $40-$60 per week for fresh flowers 

Night/Saturday Course $3,500.00  + approx $40-$60 per week for fresh flowers 

 Remote course $2,550.00 + approx $200  $300 per week for fresh flowers

One off Sundry Fee $45.00 / Resource Book $60.00 / 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 2019

Full time – Remote study options are available, live streaming class (via zoom)

Duration: 10 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Commencing:  13th July 2020

Concludes: 16th September 2020

option to continue on into Certificate III

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: 16th July –  5th November 2020

Student Study break 18th September, classes resume back 8th October 2020

Night/Saturday course

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

2020 Commenced: Tuesday night, with one Saturday per month

2021 January TBA

Remote course

Duration: 1 year of commencement date.

The course is designed for remote students, live streaming class (via zoom), email and phone.

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.