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

Full time

July Intake 2018

Commencing:  16th  July – 12th December 2018 ( currently running)

Duration: 19 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 2:30pm  (no prior experience)
Phase One: 16th July – 5th September 2018
Phase Two: 10th September – 12th December (if you hold an existing Cert II in floristry)

Work from home dates:
week 4: Wednesday 8th August
week 5: Wednesday 15th August
Two weeks: 21st September – Resume Monday 8th October 2018
One week: 5th November – Resume 12th November
Concludes: 12th December 2018


Part time

July Intake 2018 – 2019

Commencing:  19th  July 2018 – 27th June 2019 (currently running)

Duration: 41 weeks, one day per week. Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm  (no prior experience)
Phase One: 19th July – 15th November 2018
Phase Two: 22nd November – 27th June 2019 (if you hold an existing Cert II in floristry)

One week: 21st September – Resume Thursday 11th October 2018
One week: 5th November – Resume 15th November
Christmas break: 21st December 2018, class resumes 24th January 2019
Concludes: 20th June 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      5th-9th November 2018
Module 2    26th-30th November 2018

Phase  Two ( if you have all ready completed a Cert II in Floristry)
Module 3   2019 TBA
Module 4   2019 TBA
Module 5    22nd –  26th October 2018, 2019 TBA
Module 6    3rd –  7th December 2018 , 2019 TBA

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

Duration:  1 year from commencement date 

Full time 2019

 Commencing:  29th January (Tuesday)   Concludes: 26th June 2019

Phase One and Two 

Duration: 19 weeks, three days per week. Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4.00pm

Two week: 28th March – Resume 23rd April 2019

Part time – 1 day per week

Duration: 41 weeks, one day a week – Friday, 9.00am – 2.30pm (currently running)

Phase one commencing: 2nd February – 8th June 2018
Phase two commencing: 15th June – 14th 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 – 1 night per week, 1 Saturday per month

Duration: 40 weeks (currently running)
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

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, 1st December 2018

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

 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, 1st 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

Night Course – 1 night per week, 1 Saturday per month 2019

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

Commencing:  Saturday 2nd February 2019,

Timetable TBA 

 Phase two

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

Commencing: TBA

Saturday dates: TBA

Concluding:TBA December 2019

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.


SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry – 7 Modules with a mix of theory and practical throughout each lesson.


Botanical Care                                                                                                         Module 1


Design                                                                                                                       Module 2


Hand Tied                                                                                                                 Module 3


Shop Ready                                                                                                              Module 4


Base Medium                                                                                                          Module 5


Wiring                                                                                                                       Module 6


In a Nutshell                                                                                                             Module 7


Resource  Books

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

‘Flowers’ Author, Gregory Milner – $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
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.