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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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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:

  • Florist
  • 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.

TAFE NSW floristry courses are taught by experienced industry professionals, who will teach you 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.

There are many career pathways in the floristry industry, including owning your own boutique, arranging instalments for functions, and roles such as:

  • Florist
  • Florist Assistant
  • Floral Designer
  • Florist Business Manager
  • Florist Business Owner.

There are over 5,600 currently employed florists in Australia, and you could be the next one. To become a qualified florist, you will need to build industry-standard knowledge, by studying the Certificate III in Floristry, or the Certificate IV in Floristry.

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 offer a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.