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Whether you want to say I love you, Congratulations, or I’m sorry - flowers speak a universal language, add beauty to every situation and show people that you care.
As a florist, you will bring your client’s vision to life, spend early mornings at the flower markets, use your design skills to create timeless arrangements and work to tight deadlines – particularly on Valentine’s Day!
Enrol in a floristry course and become a part of life’s most memorable moments, in a nurturing, growing industry.
Learn how to become a florist or a floristry assistant with a TAFE NSW floristry course. From introduction to floristry courses to setting up a floristry business, we’ve got you covered.
You can get a taste of the industry with a short course, meet the industry standard with the Certificate III in Floristry and, if setting up a floristry business is your goal, study the Certificate IV in Floristry.
Depending on the level of study you choose, you will learn to:
- Elevate your personal flower-design style with confidence
- Deliver amazing arrangements in varying spaces
- Immerse yourself in our flower arranging essentials
- Design and construct complex floristry designs
- Coordinate work teams and special events
- Planning and marketing of small business
- Use computer aided design to realise your visions
- Manage teams of florists and mentor aspiring florists
- Work to a range of budgets and specifications
Graduates of our floristry courses go on to roles such as:
- Floristry assistant
- Floristry business manager
- Floristry business owner
The Certificate III in Floristry is the standard industry requirement for you to start your career as a qualified florist.
If you’re keen on setting up a floristry business, you can strengthen your leadership style, technical skills and construction techniques in the Certificate IV in Floristry. When you graduate from this floristry course, you will have an in-depth knowledge of floristry design elements and become an in-demand floral designer.
Get some inspiration and read about two sisters who followed their passion for floristry and who are setting up a floristry business all set to bloom.
The global cut flowers market is forecast to grow by AU$20.6 billion by 2025. That’s an annual growth rate of 5.9% from 2019 to 2025.
Key factors contributing to this growth include:
- A boom in e-commerce
- Increased choice for consumers
- Increased demand for subscription-based delivery models
- Consumers using flowers as a form of self-expression, and to bring nature into their homes
In recent years, the increase in floristry businesses and the power of social media has popularised floristry with a peek into the artistry of floral design and unique arrangements. This heightened interest and growth in new businesses is driving demand for florists with technical skills, knowledge in seasonal varieties and the creative flair to arrange stunning arrangements.
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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 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.