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Certificate III in Floristry

  • National Course Code: SFL30115
  • TAFE NSW code: SFL30115-01V02-21HNB-202

Location – Hornsby


Full Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

16 Hours per week


29 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Floristry enables you to grow your career as a qualified florist. Thrive in this immersive course, learn advanced technical trade skills and unleash your creativity to create stunning arrangements. Design your career in an industry ripe with opportunity.


Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Identify a wide variety of flowers and plant materials
  • Apply technical floristry techniques
  • Construct floristry products for sale: bouquets, posies, table arrangements and headpieces
  • Get creative with design, assemble and display
  • Prepare, care for and store plant materials as well as freshly cut and sundried flowers
  • Develop your illustration skills
  • Work with social platforms like Pinterest and Instagram
  • Accurately quote jobs for clients


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for flowers and design
  • Creativity, adaptability, and openness to feedback
  • Determination to meet commitments and standards
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Effective planning and time management to meet deadlines


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Industry requirement to work as a qualified florist

Career opportunities:

  • Florist
  • Floral designer


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Floristry

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Floristry as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the floristry industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As a trainee, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-trainee, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 high school level or higher
  • The ability to stand for a minimum of 3 hours and lift up to 5 kgs in weight
  • Fine motor skills to complete wiring practicals

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Learners need to complete successfully all assessments in each Unit of Compentency.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Monday, 21 June 2021 12.00pm to 1.30pm Via MS Team Connected session -
Monday, 21 June 2021 6.00pm to 7.30pm Via MS Team Connected session -
Thursday, 24 June 2021 12.00pm to 1.30pm Via MS Team Connected session -
Thursday, 24 June 2021 6.00pm to 7.30pm Via MS Team Connected session -


This is a full time day, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 2 day a week, for 29 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 23 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including unsupervised time on research, study, preparation, practicing floral designs, reviewing class work in the Online learning platform, Students upload evidence of work to the on line learning platform and self-initiated learning including researching and following latest floral designs and designers, the latest floral trends, viewing online demonstrations.


Participants in this programme are predominantly learners who are seeking employment; looking to develop new skills and a new career, this also includes students seeking new career and job changes. The cohort may include candidates currently employed in the floristry industry who are seeking to further develop their skills a gain a formal qualification.


Student will require to attend face to face delivery sessions of 12 hours a week for practical Units and 4 Hours blended (Via Connected sessions and online) for theory Units per week for over 29 Weeks.
Students will receive hands on training in all areas of floristry design and construction. Students will learn how to prepare flowers for retail sale, how to be creative with design and assembly as well as how to create products to meet customers needs.
Students are provided with all plant material and sundries for practical sessions.
For any additional inquiries regarding this course, please contact

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 5:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will be provided with all basic floristry tools for your practical sessions. However, it is recommend that you purchase your own basic tools after 4 weeks of your studies.

  • Learners are required to wear closed shoes with a sensible heel height.
  • Gloves can be worn when working on mechanics for designs.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium
SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products
SFLDEC002 Design floristry products
SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry
SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock
SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials
CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs
SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products
Elective Units
Number Title
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBDES202 Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
SIRXMER202 Plan, create and maintain displays

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

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