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Certificate IV in Floristry

National Course Code: SFL40115


The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Floristry will prepare florists with the leadership know-how and complex technical skills to flourish in this creative industry. You will learn advanced floristry techniques, the latest floral trends and be in demand as a floristry designer, senior florist or floristry business owner.


Through a mix 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving ability
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Creative flair


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate IV level
  • The skills and knowledge to start your own floristry business

Career opportunities:

  • Floral designer
  • Freelance senior florist
  • Senior floristry manager
  • Floristry business owner


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in New Small Business


This course is currently available at 4 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving ability
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Self management
  • Creative flair

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:

  • Case studies
  • Knowledge assessments: short answer, extended response, research tasks
  • Portfolio
  • Skills assessments

The Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) provides you with an introduction to the world of floristry. You will gain the skills to be employed in florist assistant roles.

The Certificate III in Floristry 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.

This course will further develop your technical abilities as a florist and will provide 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.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Developing your innovative ideas
  • Advanced floristry design
  • Designing, constructing and selling a diverse range of floristry products
  • Operating independently
  • Coordinating the day-to-day operational and business activities of the organisation

At TAFE NSW, we want you to walk into the floristry industry with confidence. You will learn to construct complex floristry products including bouquets, posies, table arrangements and headpieces.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on-campus study environments including purpose built floristry workshops with industry standard equipment and facilities including benches, cleaning and cutting tools and cool rooms.

You will also have access to computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities all to enhance your learning and employability.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

There is a growth in demand for Australian, sustainably grown and native flowers. This is expected to increase the need for skilled floristry workers in the medium to long term. Florists will require training to ensure their business remains in touch with emerging trends, techniques and consumer preferences, as well as the sourcing and utilisation of sustainable flowers and materials.

Another major job trend in floristry is online flower retailing. Online flower shops in Australia generated $90.4 million in revenue in 2019/20 and are forecast to grow annually by 7.1% over the five years to 2024/25.

There is strong demand for personalised floral arrangements for events such as weddings and funerals, which together account for 33% of industry revenue.

To combat competition from non-florists offering cut floral arrangements, employers increasingly want to retain staff who are skilled in both business marketing and advanced technical skills (including floral arrangement, knowledge of seasonal varieties, and sourcing and storing flowers).

The industry is forecast to increase by around 4.0% in the five years to 2023-24, which is expected to drive further demand for skilled floral designers.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • On campus, Combination
  • Part Time

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Hornsby: Part Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,750.00
  • Start Date: 28 Jul 2022
  • Duration: 32 weeks

Kurri Kurri: Part Time, On campus

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,750.00
  • Start Date: 20 Jul 2022
  • Duration: 30 weeks

Ryde: Part Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,750.00
  • Start Date: 26 Jul 2022
  • Duration: 32 weeks

Ultimo: Part Time, Combination

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,750.00
  • Start Date: 21 Jul 2022
  • Duration: 32 weeks

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