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1 Year


The accredited Certificate III in Floristry will give you the technical skill and creative inspiration to become a world class florist in an evergreen industry. You will gain the advanced trade skills to create stunning arrangements and learn to care for flowers and plants.

The power of social media has popularised floristry with imagery of curated floral designs and unique arrangements. The Certificate III in Floristry will teach you how to design, construct and market to a large client base.

TAFE NSW is an award winning training provider who won the NSW Flower Growers Group - Floristry School of the Year Award - in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Our teachers are industry experts and bring the latest techniques and trends to the classroom


Our graduates go on to flourish as a:

  • Florist
  • Floral designer


Through course work, you will learn to:

  • Design floral arrangements
  • Construct floristry products
  • Identify a wide variety of flowers and plants
  • Care for floristry stock and keep flowers fresh
  • Provide quotations
  • Sell floristry products
  • Provide quality service
  • Participate in safe work practices


TAFE NSW is known for delivering training that is focused on developing your practical abilities. You will strengthen your skills in creating beautiful arrangements for all occasions by:

  • Drawing to communicate your design ideas
  • Preparing and care for flowers and plants
  • Crafting flower and plant arrangements for small and large events
  • Liaising with clients


Stand out in a global job market with the professional skills and confidence to work effectively with colleagues and clients in the floristry industry, including:

  • Creative flair for design, colour and artistry
  • Excellent communication skills to build relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Determination to meet commitments and standards
  • Effective planning and time management to meet deadlines


Florists are mostly self-employed or work on commissioned projects. They need a good understanding of the principles of design, aesthetics, composition and colour to bring a client’s vision to life.

The global cut flowers market is forecast to grow by 5.9% by 2025. Key factors include:

  • A boom in e-commerce
  • Consumers using flowers as a form of self-expression and as a way to bring nature into their homes


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

To be eligible to enrol in this course you must provide evidence that you have: You must also provide evidence for one of the following:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is highly recommended that you:

  • Have a reasonable level of fitness
  • Can stand for a minimum of 3 hours and lift a maximum of 5 kilograms
  • Have good fine motor skills to complete practical tasks

These requirements are due to the physical demands of the floristry industry. If you require support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations


LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$12,670
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$12,670


LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$12,670
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$12,670



There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

Learn more about Scholarships


You may have access to purpose-built floristry workshops with industry standard equipment and facilities including benches and cool rooms, and cleaning and cutting tools.

As a TAFE NSW student, you will also study in industry-specific computer rooms, studios and presentation areas.

Student facilities, amenities and support services also include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service - Studiosity - online access to a tutor


To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

  • Packaging Rules 21 units must be completed
  • 16 core units, 5 elective units consisting of 3 units from the list below, 2 units from the list below elsewhere in SFL Floristry Training Package or any other current Training Package or accredited course.
  • The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
  • Core Units
  • CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment
  • SFLDEC002 Design floristry products
  • SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products
  • SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products
  • SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium
  • SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs
  • SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services
  • SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry
  • SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials
  • SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock
  • SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock
  • SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers
  • SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products
  • SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products
  • SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
  • BSBDES202 Maintain financial records
  • BSBPUR301 Purchase goods and services
  • BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities
  • BSBDES202 Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
  • BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
  • SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products
  • CUVACD302A Produce computer-aided drawings
  • CUVDIG301A Produce digital images
  • BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
  • BSBITU305 Conduct online transactions
  • SIRXEBS001A Acquire and retain online customers
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants
  • AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants
  • AHCNSY303A Install and maintain plant displays
  • SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products
  • SIRRFSA001 Apply retail food safety practices
  • SIRXCCS201 Apply point-of-sale handling procedures
  • SIRXFIN201 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • SIRXICT001A Operate retail technology
  • SIRXMER202 Plan, create and maintain displays
  • SIRXRSK201 Minimise loss
  • SIRXQUA001A Develop innovative ideas at work
  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable workplace practices


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Study pathways

The Certificate III in Floristry equips graduates with highly sought after practical and technical knowledge. There are no direct floristry study pathways, as successful graduates of this course can thrive in the industry with this qualification alone.

Feeling creative?

If you want to expand your creative skills and career opportunities, explore other TAFE NSW design pathways.

Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and provide quality, personalised services to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.

Be recognised

If you already have experience, skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. Credits greatly reduce your study workload and the course length.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.