About the course

About the course

Explore your creativity and love of flowers, and help your career flourish with our exciting and innovative 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 highly skilled and supportive teachers will assist you in obtaining the underpinning knowledge and basic flower arranging skills to kickstart your career in floristry.  

Enoy our hands-on training environmnent within our retail shop, Flowers on Elgar where you'll experience applying your floristry skills in making techniques such as bunches, bouquets, boxed arrangements, table centrepieces, corsages as well as dealing with real customers. 

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 6 months (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-4pm)

Days subject to change

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Career Outcomes

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

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Entry Requirements

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, Box Hill Institute 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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

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.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$577$2,886$6,523
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$750$750$750
Retain Course Items$442$442$442
Total Course Estimate$2,009$4,318$7,955
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,985$4,100$7,834

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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.

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