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A floristry course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from arranging bouquets as a florist assistant to crunching numbers owning a small floristry business. Qualifications in floristry can lead to a job as a florist, florist assistant, florist business manager or florist business owner.

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With a TAFE NSW floristry qualification and our 25,000+ employer connections, you could work your way through the Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV, and Diploma courses to become a florist, an assistant florist, a senior florist, or even start your own retail florist business.

TAFE NSW offers short courses as an introduction to floristry, through to year-long diploma level courses teaching specialist floristry skills.

While there are no licences required to becoming a professional florist, there are a range of industry specific skills and knowledge taught at TAFE NSW, that can be crucial in helping you to find a successful career as a florist.

With a Certificate II in Floristry from TAFE NSW, you could pursue roles as a floristry assistant, and with the TAFE NSW Diploma of Floristry Design, you could find work as a senior florist or floristry supervisor. To discover the ideal floristry course for you, contact TAFE NSW on 131 601.

From TAFE NSW floristry short courses to the Diploma of Floristry design, you can learn the introductory flower arranging essentials all the way through to specialist technical, creative and conceptual floristry construction techniques and design elements and principles.

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What job opportunities could a floristry course lead to?

Let your creative talents bloom. Flowers do more than embellish your surroundings – they act as a frame for life’s major events. As a florist, you will use your natural flair for colour and design to create fabulous arrangements, bringing new life and heavenly scents to any special occasion.

Our floristry courses are taught by experienced industry professionals, and you will learn all the advanced botanical knowledge as well as the basic business and retail skills you need to become a fully qualified and job ready florist.

Qualifications in floristry can lead to a job as:

  • florist
  • florist assistant
  • florist business manager
  • florist business owner

There are currently over 5,600 employed florists in Australia, and you could become the next employed florist.

Whether you're just starting out in your floristry career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.