Explore your creativity and love of flowers, and help your career flourish with our floristry course where you’ll learn to work within the floristry industry as an assistant to senior florists or as a retail assistant within a florist shop.

Our innovative, compassionate and highly skilled teachers will assist you in obtaining the underpinning knowledge and basic flower arranging skills to kickstart your career in floristry.

And you’ll get to put your floristry assistant and basic skills to the test with hands on experience in our retail shop, Flowers on Elgar.

National Code SFL20115
Study Areas Floristry
Study Level Certificate II
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,668.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $553.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,402.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $750.00
Retain Course Items*** $442.00

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 6 months (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-4pm) *Days subject to change

Box Hill

You must be at least 16 years of age and possess an aptitude for floristry


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for entry into the Certificate III in Floristry as a full-time student or as an apprentice. You’ll also receive credits for your previous study.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

After successfully completing the Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) you’ll be able to work within the floristry industry in a range of capacities, such as an assistant to senior florists or as a retail assistant within a florist shop

You’ll be required to complete 12 units in total (9 core and 3 elective units)





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Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:56pm