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Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

National Course Code: SFL20115

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Floristry gives you the skills to become a floristry assistant in the retail sector. Spend your days working with a variety of flowers, creating beautiful arrangements that brighten a space and accompany the most important moments in life.
TAFE NSW is an award winning training provider, taking out the NSW Flower Growers Group Floristry School of the Year Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will 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
  • Work safely in the floristry industry

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Effective communication skills to build relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • Time management and the ability to work under pressure
  • An eye for design and style

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Florist assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Watch your career bloom as you continue your studies with:

  • Certificate III of Floristry
  • Certificate IV of Floristry
  • Diploma of Floristry

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The Flower Retailing industry in Australia is blooming, having generated $830 million in 2019/20, with forecast growth continuing to 2024/25.

Employers are seeking staff that are skilled in both floral arrangement and business marketing, and possess technical skills including knowledge of seasonal varieties to keep up with demand.

Locations

This course is currently available at 10 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Determination to learn and meet industry standards
  • Effective communication skills to build relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • The ability to take instruction and listen to feedback

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments: multiple choice, short answer, quizzes
  • Skills assessments: practical demonstrations under observation
  • Projects and case studies: theory, practical and research projects

This course provides you with an introduction to the world of floristry. You will gain the skills to be employed as a florist assistant. It will give you a taste of the dynamic floristry industry before you commit further by enrolling in the Certificate III.

The Certificate III is where you will gain all of your underpinning technical skills. It is the minimum requirement to be a florist and is considered a trade qualification by the industry. If you have completed the Certificate II prior to enrolling, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

The Certificate IV level course further develops your technical abilities as a florist and provides you with the skills to start and run your own business. You need to complete the Certificate III to gain floristry construction skills before you will be able to create all the designs required by consumers and industry.

Depending on your campus location and local partnerships with TAFE NSW, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the floristry industry. Excursions may include:

  • Sydney Flower Market experience the wholesale trade of flowers
  • Sundry suppliers learn about the tools and equipment needed to create your arrangements
  • Flower farms hear about farm processes to grow specific varieties of flowers

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Preparing, caring for and storing plant materials as well as fresh and sundried flowers
  • Constructing floristry designs and products
  • Gaining information on floristry products and services
  • Working in high pressure situations during peak periods such as Valentines Day

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Constructing floristry products: bouquets, posies, arrangements and basic wired work
  • Display and merchandise floristry products

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on-campus study environments - industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities all to enhance your learning and employability.

You will also work in purpose built floristry workshops with industry standard equipment and facilities including benches, cleaning and cutting tools and cool rooms.

The Flower Retailing industry in Australia generated $830 million in revenue in 2019/20 and is forecast to grow over the next 5 years to 24/25.

Employment in the floristry industry increased over recent years due to a growth in the number of online businesses, and is likely to continue growing as existing companies mature and new businesses enter the industry.

In recent years, the power of social media like Instagram and Pinterest has popularised technical floristry skills. With posts on flowers, floral design and unique arrangements sparking significant interest in the techniques used to create them.

This course prepares you for a flexible profession that offers a wealth of opportunity to vary your career by working in retail floristry stores, assembly line floral production and online retailers.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Part Time Day, Part Time Evening
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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