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Tuition Fees

Full Time, Part Time, Remote  $5700.00                                

Night Course  $6300.00

 Subsidy $1995.00    Concession $695.00     RPL Price on application

The tuition fees you pay will depend on your eligibility for government subsidised training.

Sundry Fee – one off $115.00

Purchase of fresh flowers

Full time day course – please allow approximately $70.00 – $90.00 in the first 6 weeks and a further $70.00 – $100.00 per week for the remainder of the course.

Part time night or one day a week course – please allow approximately $30.00 – $70.00

A pair of complimentary Floristry Scissors and small towel are supplied free of charge to each student upon enrolment (these are yours to keep).

  • Please note we follow the Queensland school holiday calendar year, coinciding with term breaks.
  • Class structures, times and teaching days may change without notice  allowing students to study at home


We understand that life is busy. We offer a few study options

Full Time 3 days per week ,  Part Time 1 day per week,  Night & one Saturday per month, Remote with Skype access into class room

You will be required to complete 4-6 hours study per week                                                               

 Why Floristry? 

A Cert III in Floristry offers students a wonderful career in the exciting world of flowers.

If you love flowers and looking for a career that is creative, challenging and unique, floristry is the career for you. This course is essential for those seeking a professional position in the floral industry.  A Certificate III in Floristry prepares you to enter the industry as a fully qualified florist.

For a successful floristry career

Creativity and a love of flowers are the keys to a career in floristry. Your floristry skills will be put to use to celebrate some of your customers’ most important life experiences.
The Certificate III course provides a foundation of competencies across a range of floristry skills.   You will learn creative skills, design and colour theory, as well as practical advanced construction skills and techniques for a wide range of arrangements suitable for weddings, corporate, special occasions and event staging.                                                                                                                              You will learn how to choose, store and care for botanical materials, wholesale sourcing and advanced retail skills. Industry work experience and participation in student floristry competitions is encouraged in this course.

The Flower School’s qualified and experienced floristry tutors will assist you to achieve the skills you will need to advance your career in the retail or creative floristry industries

You will be required to complete at 4-6 hours study per week

You Will Learn in our Enrichment Program

 Recognition of flowers and plant materials

  • Construction of hand-tied bouquets
  • Construction of wired floristry designs
  • Construction of base medium floral designs
  • Advanced colour and design theory
  • Advanced floristry retail skills
  • Communicating design ideas through sketches

Our goal is to give you the technical know-how and to teach you the best method, ‘tricks of the trade’. Our training is delivered through a series of practical and theory-based modules.

If you are passionate about flowers and want to spend each day creating, then The Flower School is the right place to begin your journey.

The Flower School is very hands-on. Each week you will create a variety of designs under the guidance of our talented team of trainers, with years of commercial, retail and bridal experience. The Flower School staff are passionate and experienced professionals who will teach you the skills to become a fully qualified florist,

We will be attending flower markets, visit flower growers and other key industry groups on field trips.  A student card will be issued so flowers can be purchased at wholesale price.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible for employment as a fully qualified florist.  Your career is on its way to bloom! Opportunities for qualified florists exist in traditional retail operations including a range of corporate, event planning, styling, hospitality and other related fields.

Accreditation and Entry Requirements

Our training program is nationally accredited, innovative, and focused on developing you as a florist. Once you have been deemed competent in all units you will be awarded SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry.

To enrol, you must be 15 years or over. This course is open to the public and is designed to those desiring a career as a florist.

Your thriving career is about to begin!

See Student Handbook for Terms and Conditions

RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) Price on application

Apprenticeship and Traineeship’s Supported

We offer the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Concession rates for eligible students. Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are and what level of education you have.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet –


All welcome to this exciting night that will showcase Certificate II and III floral arrangements that the student have been working towards. Find out all the information you need on the night from our friendly staff on studying a floristry course.

Date: Tuesday 16th June 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm / Tuesday 1st December 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Full time 2020

Commencing: 28th January 2020 – 24th June 2020
19 weeksthree days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

2nd April 2020, class resuming back 20th April 2020

Full time, mid year Intake 2020

Commencing: 13th July 2020 – 9th December 2020
19 weeksthree days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

17th September , class resuming back  6th October 2020

Part time – Thursday  2020

Commencing: 30th January 2020 – 10th December 2020
Duration 40 weeks, one day per week – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Phase one: 15 weeks
Phase two: 25 weeks (for those who have completed a Cert II)

3rd April,  class resuming back 23rd April 2020
26th June, class resuming back 16th July 2020
18th September,class resuming back 8th October 2020

Part time – mid year Intake 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Commencing: 16th July 2020 – June 2021
Duration 40 weeks, one day per week – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Breaks: TBA

Night/Saturday Course – 1 night per week, 1 Saturday per month 2020

Commencing: Tuesday 28th January  – 8th December 2020 
Duration: 40 weeks, one night per week (Tuesday) 6:00pm – 9:00pm, with one Saturday a month  8:30am -4:00pm.

Saturday dates: 1st February, 14th March, 18th April, 16th May, 20th June, 18th July, 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 14th November and 5th December 2020

1st  April, resuming back on the 21st April 2020
24th June, resuming back on the 14th July 2020
20th September, resuming back on the 6th October 2020

Remote Course 

Off Campus study – This course is designed for remote students. You will have access to tutors via skype, email and phone. Including at least one-week classroom based practical study. Please phone to discuss your options.

Times: Flexible study, with Skype access to classroom

Duration:  1 year from commencement date 

In our Enriched Program – We will be attending flower markets, visit flower growers and other key industry groups on field trips.  A student card will be issued so flowers can be purchased at wholesale price.

 Resource  Books

‘What Cut Flower is That?’ Author, Delwyn Thomas & Bettina Gollnow – $60.00

 These can be purchased directly from The Flower School

UNITS OF Competency

Botanical Care
SFLSOP003         Recognise flower and plant materials
SFLSOP004         Receive and store floristry stock
SFLSOP005         Prepare and care for floristry stock
SFLDEC001         Maintain floristry tools and equipment
SFLWHS001        Participate in safe work practices
Practical Floristry
SFLDEC005         Assemble floristry products
SFLDEC006         Construct hand tied floristry products
SFLDEC007         Construct wired floristry products
SFLDEC008         Construct floristry products with a base medium
CUVACD201A     Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
SFLDEC002        Design floristry products
SIRXQUA001A    Develop innovative ideas at work
BSBDES301        Explore the use of colour
AHCNSY303A     Install and maintain interor plant displays
Shop Ready
SFLSOP008      Provide quality service to floristry customers
SFLSOP009      Sell floristry products
SFLSOP002      Work effectively in the floristry industry
SIRXMER202    Plan, create and maintain displays
In a Nut Shell
SFLDEC012      Interpret floristry design briefs
SFLSOP001      Source information on floristry products and services
SFLSOP010      Prepare quotations for floristry products


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