SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

Kick START YOUR CAREER WITH A CERTIFICATE ll IN FLORISTRY

Why 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.

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

Duration: 10 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Commencing:  16th July 2019

Concludes: 18th September 2019

option to continue on into Certificate III

Part time – One day per week

Duration: 15 weeks, one day a week – Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Commencing: 18th July –  7th November 2019

Two week break 21st September, classes resume back 10th October 2019
Concluding: Thursday 7th November 2019

Night/Saturday course

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

Commencing: Saturday 2nd February 2019 – 28th May 2019, with the first evening class on Tuesday 5th February

Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 9:00pm   Saturdays 8:30am – 4:00pm

Note: Saturday dates: 2nd February, 23rd February, 23rd March, 6th April, 18th May.

Break Dates: 7th April, resuming back on the 23rd April 2019

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 blocks, classroom based to completed practical arrangements.

Module 1 25th February – 1st March (Monday – Friday)
Module 2
18th March – 22nd July 2019

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)
Design
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.