SFL30115  Certificate III in Floristry

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Tuition Fees

Full Time  $5700.00  19 weeks no prerequisite. (phase one & two)                                                     

Phase Two   $4250.00 11 weeks, if already completed a Certificate ll in Floristry

Remote $5700.00 Phase two only $4850.00

 Subsidy $1995.00    Concession $695.00     RPL Price on application

Part Time  $5700.00 One day per week 41 weeks, no prerequisite.

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

Phase Two  $4250.00 One day per week 25 weeks, if already completed a Certificate ll in Floristry

Night Course  $6300.00 One night per week + one Saturday per month 40 weeks, no prerequisite

Phase Two  $4850.00 One night per week + one Saturday per month, over 26 weeks, if already completed a Certificate ll in Floristry

Sundry Fee – one off $100.00
  • 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


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

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 are supplied free of charge to each student upon enrolment (these are yours to keep).

 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!

Phase One

Mastering all the flower basics of floristry which involves hands on, treating and conditioning flowers, Hand tied posies and bouquets with wrapping styles, Wiring techniques  for buttonholes, corsages and flower crowns and more

Phase Two

Once you have mastered all the basics aspects you will move forward to more advanced flower arrangements.
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 – https://training.qld.gov.au/site/providers/Documents/funded/certificate3/c3g-factsheet-student.pdf


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 tutors on studying a floristry course.

Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 6:00pm

Full time

July Intake 2019

Full time
Commencing: 29th January – 26th June 2019
19 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Phase one: 8 weeks, Monday – Wednesday, three days per week 9:00am – 4:00pm

Phase two: 11 weeks, Monday – Wednesday, three days per week 9:00am – 4:00pm. (for students who have previously completed Certificate II in floristry)
Phase two commencing: 29th April – 26th June 2019
First break: 4th April – Resume back on the 23rd April 2019

Commencing: 15th July 2019 – TBA December 2019
19 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Two weeks:
One week: TBA
Phase two(for students who have previously completed Certificate II in floristry)
Duration: 11 weeks, Monday – Wednesday, three days per week 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Phase two commencing: September – December 2019
One week: TBA

Part time Friday 

Commencing: 1st February – 13th December 2019

Duration 40 weeks, one day per week – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Phase one: 15 weeks, 1st February – 24th May 2019
Phase two: 25 weeks, 31th May – 13th December 2019 (for those who have completed a Cert II)

First break: 6th April, class resume back 26th April 2019
Second break: 29th June, class resume back 19th July 2019
Third break: 21st September, class resume back 11th October 2019

*13th Sept work from home


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

Commencing: Saturday 2nd February – 17th December 2019

Duration: 40 weeks, one night per week, with one Saturday a month.

Tuesday night 6.00pm – 9.00pm, Saturday 8.30am – 4.00pm

(Wednesday Night 6th November instead of Tuesday Night 5th November due to Melbourne Cup)
Phase one: 15 Weeks, 2nd February 2019 – 28th May 2019

Phase two25 Weeks, 28th May 2019 – 17th December 2019 (for those who have already completed a Cert II)

Saturday dates: 2nd February 23rd February, 16th March, 27th April, 18th May, 1st June (Phase two start all must attend), 22nd June, 20th July, 17th August, 14th September, 12th October, 26th October and 23rd November 2019


First breaks: Break one – 7th April, resuming back on the 23rd April 2019

Second break: 26th June, resuming back on the 16th July 2019

Third break: 18th September, resuming back on the 8th October 2019

Remote Course 

Off Campus study – This course is designed for remote students, with access to tutors via skype, email and phone. Including six, one-week classroom based practical study.

Times: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm

Phase One

Module 1 25th February 2019 – 1st March 2019
Module 2 18th March 2019 – 22rd March 2019

Phase Two

Module 3 8th April – 12th April 2019
Module 4 29th April – 3rd May 2019
Module 5 27th May – 31st May 2019
Module 6 10th June – 14th June 2019

Please chat with us on 07 3868 2939 to how we can help you

Duration:  1 year from commencement date 

Part time – Thursday

Commencing: 18th July 2019 – 26th June 2020

Duration 40 weeks, one day per week – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Phase one: 15 weeks, 18th July 2019 – 7th November 2019
Phase two: 25 Weeks, 14th November 2019 – 26th June 2020 (for those who have completed a Cert II)

First break: 20st September 2019, class resume back 10th October 2019
Second break: 20th December 2019, class resume back 30th January 2020
Third break: 3rd April 2020, class resume back 23rd April 2020

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

7 Modules with a mix of theory and practical throughout each lesson. 

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
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
BSBWOR202    Organise and complete daily work activities
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.