National code: SFL20115

Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

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Overview About this course

Turn your greenthumb talents into real-world skills as a creative floristry assistant. TAFE NSW is an award-winning floristry trainer and you'll spend your days working with a variety of flowers, creating beautiful arrangements to accompany the most memorable moments in life.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Care for floristry stock and keep them fresh

  • Construct a basic range of floristry products

  • Use multiple techniques to create flower effects

  • Use a range of floristry tools

  • Efficiently unpack floristry stock

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience to construct floristry products like bouquets, posies, arrangements and basic wired work

  • Ability to display and merchandise floristry products

  • Real-world experiences (where possible) at the Sydney Flower Market to experience the wholesale trade of flowers, sundry suppliers to learn about the tools and equipment needed to create your arrangements, or flower farms to hear about farm processes to grow specific varieties of flowers

  • Strong pathways to continue your floristry studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 or equivalent level

  • Reasonable level of fitness to stand for a minimum of 3 hours, and lift up to 5 kilograms in weight

  • Ability to complete practical assessments

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Florist assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 9 core and 3 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Maintain floristry tools and equipment SFLDEC001

  • Assemble floristry products SFLDEC005

  • Source information on floristry products and services SFLSOP001

  • Work effectively in the floristry industry SFLSOP002

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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