Offering Info

Certificate III in Floristry

  • National Course Code: SFL30115
  • TAFE NSW code: SFL30115-01V02-21ULT-008

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus (Non-Trainee)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

14 Hours per week


35 Weeks

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

Course Details

Take the nationally accredited Certificate III in Floristry 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 theoretical and practical course work, you will 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
  • Work safely and contribute to safe work practices


Develop the personal qualities needed to be successful in this field, including:

  • Creative flair for design, colour and artistry
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organisation and time management


Completing this course will provide you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Florist


Refine your technical skills and learn what it takes to start and run your own business with the Certificate IV in Floristry.


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.

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.


TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Floristry as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can design the career you want.


There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.


To be eligible for this course 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 trainees taking this qualification as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-trainees will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.


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

  • Have literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 high school level or higher
  • Are able to stand for a minimum of 3 hours and lift up to 5 kgs in weight
  • Have 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:

  • Attend all class sessions, complete all course work and gain AC results in all assessment tasks across all units of this qualification.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


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
Wednesday 9 December 2020 10:00am Join Information Session Here
Wednesday 9 December 2020 6:00pm Join Information Session Here
Wednesday 20 January 2021 10:00am Join Information Session Here
Wednesday 20 January 2021 6:00pm Join Information Session Here


This is a Part-Time, Blended fast track course. You will need to attend approximately 14 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 35 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including 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.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are passionate about the floristry industry and have a love of flowers, are creative, have manual dexterity in both hands to enable them to hold materials while working with their other hand and are able to stand for extended periods of time on hard surfaces while working.
  • Applicants would not be expected to have any previous experience in the floristry industry or hold any floristry skills prior to enrolling in this course.
  • Work would involve the students using cutters, de-thorners, and scissors and working with floristry wire.
  • This fast paced delivery option is a trade course and not intended for people wanting to study floristry as a hobby. Access to a computer and computer skills are requirement to completing this qualification.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • TAFE NSW will make every reasonable effort to ensure that it can accommodate a learners Language, Literacy and Numeracy needs.
  • Support is based on a review of the applicants LLN skills through written tasks and a one-on-one interview and if deemed applicable, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance that TAFE NSW can provide to the learner.
  • An ILP (Individual Learning Plan) will be developed for each student to address what best addresses each learners needs.

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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday 8.00am to 4:30pm and Friday from 8.00am to 1:00pm. 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 need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study.
Students are required to purchase their own tools including but limited to:

  • Floral cutters, Wire cutters, rose de thorners, apron, knives.
  • They are required to wear closed toe 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
SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products
SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products
SFLDEC002 Design floristry products
CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock
SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products
SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers
SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry
Elective Units
Number Title
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products
SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work

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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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