National code: SFL40115

Certificate IV in Floristry

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Overview About this course

Get the leadership know-how and complex technical skills to flourish in this creative industry. Learn advanced floristry techniques and latest floral trends to be in demand as a floristry designer, senior florist or floristry business owner.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Design and construct complex bouquets, posies, headpieces and table arrangements Maintain and order floristry stock Coordinate work teams Work on special events and planning

  • Use marketing and small business skills Use design and colour theory processes

Course outcomes

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

  • Experience in sharing your innovative ideas

  • Ability to design, construct and sell a diverse range of floristry products

  • Skills to coordinate the day-to-day operational and business activities of the organisation

  • Knowledge to start your own floristry business

  • Planning and organisational skills

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Floristry or

  • Significant floristry industry experience

Entry recommendations

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

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or equivalent

  • 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

  • Intermediate technology skills to research, complete assessments and navigate online learning

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: Floral designer, Freelance senior florist, Senior floristry manager and Floristry business owner

Study pathways

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Previous study 2 Courses

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

Further study 0 Courses

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The Certificate IV in Floristry does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV 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 IV in Floristry qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 6 core and 6 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.

  • Construct complex floristry products SFLDEC009

  • Coordinate floristry work teams SFLMGT001

  • Provide a safe work environment SFLWHS002

  • Coordinate floristry products for special occasions SFLDEC010

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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