SFL30115  Certificate III in Floristry

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Tuition Fees

All Course Fees are relevant to 2018. These fees may be subject to change in subsequent calendar years.

Full Time  $5700.00  16 weeks no prerequisite. (phase one & two)                                                           

Phase Two   $4250.00 10 weeks, if already completed a Certificate ll in Floristry

Remote $6300.00 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

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).

See Student Handbook for Terms and Conditions

RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) Price on application

Apprenticeship and Traineeship’s Supported

*Please note that class structures, times and teaching days may change without notice allowing students to study at home.

Students must have access to a reliable internet connection and printer while a student of The Flower School.

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

Phase One

Consists of the basic aspects of floristry which involves hands on, treating and conditioning flowers, Hand tied posies and bouquets with wrapping styles, Wiring -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.

What does the SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry  involve?

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 Flower Schools qualified and experienced floristry tutors will assist you to achieve the skills you will need to begin or advance your career in the retail or creative floristry industries. You will learn all aspects of floristry techniques and design including a complete range of hand held, fully wired and base medium techniques.

Industry work experience is encouraged throughout the year to advance your customer relations and retail skills.

Floristry at The Flower School has a strong design focus and in addition to floristry techniques and customer relations you will learn a variety of creative skills including visual display and event design.

Student participation in floristry competitions is encouraged.

At the completion of the course you will be a qualified florist in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for floristry and be ready to work in a traditional retail or floristry related business who sell via the internet or phone.

This course can also be completed as school based traineeship or an apprenticeship, please contact The Flower School for more information.

What’s included in this course:

  • Qualification of Certificate III in Floristry
  • Flexible start date for all enrolments
  • Opportunities for competition work
  • Opportunities for work experience

This qualification will allow you to enter the industry with a recognised qualification as a florist.  This course provides a foundation for those wishing to enter the floristry  industry and those with more than just a passing interest in flowers. You will learn advanced construction skills and techniques and the best practises for design and construction of arrangements, weddings, funerals and events.  We will look at how the basic skills obtained in Certificate II can be adapted and expanded upon for larger scale commissions.  This certificate follows on immediately from Certificate II in Floristry.   You will need to complete Certificate II in Floristry or demonstrate equivalent skills.   This course is open to the general public, but particularly to experienced employees in the floristry business. We will focus on recognising, receiving, storing, preparing and caring for stock.

 You will be attending  flower markets, visiting flower growers and other key industry groups.   You will be given a Student Card to enable you to purchase flowers at cost price.

What employment opportunities will I have?

You will be eligible for employment in the floristry industry as a fully qualified florist on completion of this qualification. Many students become specialists working in areas such as weddings, functions, retail and studio or corporate work.  Accreditation This course is government accredited and has national recognition (RTO Provider Code: 41063).   Once you have been deemed competent in all units you will be awarded SFL30115 – Certificate III in floristry.

Recommended Entry You must be 15 years or over and possess an aptitude for floristry.



Full time 2017 – 2018  commenced

Duration: 16 week Course, Monday – Thursday, Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Commencing:  28th  August 2017 – 22nd February 2018      Concludes: 22nd February 2018

Two weeks: 15th September – Resume 3rd October
Two weeks: 3rd November – Resume 20th November
Christmas break: 15th December – Resume 29th January 2018

  • Open Night Tuesday 20th February 2018 6 – 7.30pm


Full time 2018

First Intake (Phase One and Two)

Duration: 16 weeks, four days per week. Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:30pm

Commencing:  29th  January – 21st June 2018  Concludes: 21st June 2018

One week: 23rd February – Resume 5th March
Two weeks: 30th March – Resume 16th April
One week: 4th May – Resume 14th May
One week: 1st June – Resume 11th June


Phase twofor students who have previously completed Certificate II in Floristry

Duration: 10 weeks,  Monday – Thursday,  four days per week 9.00am – 2.30pm.

Intake  19th  March – 21st June 2018      Concludes: 21st June 2018

Two weeks: 30th March – Resume 16th April
One week: 4th May – Resume 14th May
One week: 1st June – Resume 11th June 

Part time 

Duration: 40 weeks, one day a week – Friday, 9:00am – 2:30pm

Phase one commencing: 2nd February – 8th June 2018
Phase two commencing: 15th June – 21st December 2018    Concluding:   Friday 14th  December 2018

First break:  30th March –  resume 13th April 2018
Second break:  11th May – resume 18th May
Third break: 7th July – resume 20th July
Fourth break: 22nd September – resume 5th October


Night Course – Phase One and two

Duration: 40 weeks
Class time: Tuesday evenings 6.00 – 9.00pm   Saturdays 8.30am – 4.00pm

Commencing:  Saturday 3rd February 2018, with the first evening commencing Tuesday 6th February 2018

Note: Saturday 3rd February will start 8:00am – 3:30pm

Saturday dates: 3rd February,  3rd March, 24th March, 21st April,  2018  26th May, 23rd June, 29th July, 25th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 8th December 2018

With a two week break: 30th March –  classes resume back Tuesday 17th April 2018

Night course – Phase two

Duration: 26 weeks
Class time: Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 9:00pm, Saturdays 8:30am – 4:00pm

Commencing: Saturday 26th May – Tuesday 11th December 2018

Saturday dates: 26th May, 23rd June, 29th July, 25th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 8th December 2018

Two weeks: 29th  June –  classes resume back Tuesday 17th July 2018
Two weeks: 21st  September –  classes resume back Tuesday 9th October 2018

*Please note: Friday 26th October will be a field trip

Concluding: 11th December 2018

Remote Course 

Off Campus study – This course is designed for remote students, with access to tutors via skype, email and phone.

Duration: 1 year from commencement date

Phase One

Week 1 Classroom based dates:     Friday 23rd February & Saturday 24th February,  26th  Feb – 2nd March 2018, Monday – Friday
Week 2 Classroom based dates:     Monday 16th April – Friday 20th April 2018

Phase  Two ( if you have all ready completed a Cert II in Floristry)

Week 3 Classroom based dates:     Friday & Saturday 18,19 May 2018, Monday – Friday 20th – 25th May
Week 4 Classroom based dates:     Monday 25th June – Friday 29th June 2018
Week 5 Classroom based dates:     Tuesday 18th September – Saturday 22nd September 2018
Week 6 Classroom based dates:     Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November 2018

Classroom based training times: Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Full time

Second Intake

Duration: 16 weeks, four days per week. Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:30pm

Commencing:  30th April – 12th September 2018


One week: 18th May – Resume Monday 28th May 2018
Two weeks: 29th June – Resume Monday 16th July 2018
One week: 10th August – Resume Monday 20th August 2018

Concludes: 12th September 2018


Full time

Third Intake

Duration: 16 weeks, four days per week. Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:30pm

Commencing:  16th  July – 13th December 2018


Two weeks: 3rd August – Resume 20th August
Two weeks:  21st September – Resume 8th October
One week: 2nd November – Resume 12th November
Concludes: 13th December 2018


How will I be assessed?

  • Oral presentation
  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Project work
  • Examination
  • Workplace assessment

Units of Competency

Core Subjects (16)

CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment

SFLDEC002 Design floristry products

SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products

SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products

SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium

SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs

SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services

SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry

SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials

SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock

SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock

SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers

SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products

SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products

SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices

Electives (5)

AHCNSY303A Install and maintain plant displays

BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities

SIRXQUA001A Develop innovative ideas at work

SIRXMER202 Plan, create and maintain Displays

BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour

The College follows school terms, breaking for school holidays.

You can earn a Certificate II, III or IV in a short amount of time. Choose a certificate level based on your level of experience and the role you’d like to be qualified for.

  • Certificate II courses prepare you for entry-level positions or apprenticeships in a variety of industries. As well as providing basic knowledge, a Certificate II demonstrates to a potential employer that you are actively interested in their industry.
  • Certificate III courses develop skills, theoretical knowledge and problem-solving abilities. This level of qualification is ideal if you want to move out of entry-level roles, or shift into a new career, such as a qualified Florist.
  • Certificate IV courses are designed for supervisory and management positions. This qualification level is valuable if you want to advance your career in the industry you already work in, or build on skills you’ve acquired through previous study.

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