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Certificate IV in Floristry

  • National Course Code: SFL40115
  • TAFE NSW code: SFL40115-01V02-21PAD-527

Location – Padstow

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

24 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week


36 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Floristry will prepare florists with the leadership know-how and complex technical skills to flourish in this creative industry. You will learn advanced floristry techniques, the latest floral trends and be in demand as a floristry designer, senior florist or floristry business owner.


In this hands-on floristry course you will learn to:

  • Design and construct complex bouquets, posies, headpieces and table arrangements
  • Maintain and order floristry stock
  • Coordinate work teams
  • Work on special events and planning
  • Use marketing and small business skills
  • Use design and colour theory processes


Develop the attributes to get ahead in this industry:

  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving ability
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Creative flair


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at certificate IV
  • The skills and knowledge to start your own floristry business

Career opportunities:

  • Floral designer
  • Freelance senior florist
  • Senior floristry manager
  • Floristry business owner


This is the highest level of floristry course you can study at TAFE NSW. Want to keep learning? Develop a specific skill with one of our short courses, or strengthen your business skills and turn your floristry knowledge into a thriving business.


Demand for floristry services has grown in recent years, driven primarily by the wedding, funeral and corporate event markets, as well as household demand for locally grown, sustainable flowers. The industry is forecast to increase by around 4.0% in the five years to 2023-24, which is expected to increase demand for skilled floral designers.

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.


To be eligible for this course, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • That you have achieved the Certificate III in Floristry
  • Have demonstrated significant floristry industry experience

Evidence required

  • Transcript of your achievement of the Certificate III in Floristry
  • A resume, a portfolio with photographic evidence of your floristry design work or a letter from your employer stating your experience


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

  • Have literacy and numeracy skills at 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
  • Have intermediate technology skills to research, complete assessments and navigate online learning If you need support in preparation 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.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have: achieved the Certificate III in Floristry via an Australian Apprenticeship Pathway; OR demonstrated floristry industry experience in applying the skills and knowledge in the Certificate III in Floristry. This is achieved via: providing a portfolio of evidence outlining how the skills and knowledge gained in the Certificate III in Floristry have been applied in an industry context; OR 12 months post qualification industry experience.

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!


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part-time day, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 20 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation (flower preparation for practical skills assessments), Assessment preparation (knowledge assessments), Industry research and Moodle.


This qualification provides a pathway to work as a florist in a diversity of floristry industry business types including retail floristry shops, studios and online floristry businesses. You will study with multi award winning Florists in state of the art training facilities. You will be taught by professional florists who are recognised by the Industry as leaders in their field. You will have the opportunity to enter prestigious competitions such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show. This course provides entry into Diploma of Floristry Design (conditions apply). Existing workers. Individuals who have a sound knowledge of construction techniques and Floristry design elements and principles.


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

  • one on one teacher/student consultation
  • email access to teacher and Moodle.

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 Wednesday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. 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?

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.

Please click on the Smart and Skilled link to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption.


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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

Thank you for your interest in Certificate IV in Floristry. Please be advised we are not currently taking any new enrolments in this course.

To Register your Interest, please select the Enquire Now button below. Alternatively go to TAFE NSW Padstow or contact us on 13 79 74.

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Core Units
Number Title
SFLDEC003 Design complex floristry products
SFLDEC009 Construct complex floristry products
SFLDEC010 Coordinate floristry products for special occasions
SFLMGT001 Coordinate floristry work teams
SFLSOP012 Maintain and order floristry stock
SFLWHS002 Provide a safe work environment
Elective Units
Number Title
SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project
BSBSMB407 Manage a small team

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

Raine Road, Padstow
Phone 131 601

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