National code: SFL30115

Certificate III in Floristry

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Overview About this course

Leave your mark and bring joy to others through the creative world of floristry. Fine-tune your design skills, compete in competitions and learn to use social media to help boost your sales. Study as a trainee and learn on-the-job, or put your skills into practice in our industry-standard facilities.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Apply technical floristry techniques

  • Construct floristry products for sale: bouquets, posies, table arrangements and headpieces

  • Prepare, care for and store plant materials as well as freshly cut and sundried flowers

  • Work with social platforms like Pinterest and Instagram

  • Accurately quote jobs for clients

Course outcomes

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

  • Ability to construct floristry products: bouquets, posies, table arrangements and headpieces

  • Skills to conduct market research, analyse client needs and sell floristry products

  • Skills to sketch a design to a client brief

  • Experience in displaying and merchandising floristry products

  • Exposure to social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram to promote floristry products

  • Confidence to accurately quote jobs for clients

  • The industry requirement to work as a qualified florist

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 high school level or higher

  • The ability to stand for a minimum of 3 hours and lift up to 5 kgs in weight

  • Fine motor skills to complete wiring practicals

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 and Floral designer

Study pathways

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

Previous study 1 Course

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Further study 1 Course

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

The Certificate III in Floristry 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 III in Floristry qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 21 Units of competency, including 16 core and 5 speciality units.

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.

  • Participate in safe work practices SFLWHS001

  • Maintain floristry tools and equipment SFLDEC001

  • Source information on floristry products and services SFLSOP001

  • Sell floristry products SFLSOP009

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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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