About the course

About the course

Let your career grow with our floristry apprenticeship.

Are you creative, have an eye for detail and design and would love to work organically? Do you like to make people smile?  Then a floristry apprenticeship could be the career for you.

Our innovative, highly skilled and award winning floristry teachers will assist you in gaining a recognised floristry apprenticeship that will assist you in developing your career.

As an apprentice in our floristry course, you’ll specialise in botanical knowledge and practical floristry skills to be ready to create and construct a range of hand tied, base medium and wired floristry designs.  

Put your innovative floristry skills to the test with hands on experience in our retail shop, Flowers on Elgar. You will gain knowledge in floristry specific subjects focusing on how to recognise, receive, store, prepare and care for flowers, as well as sourcing floristry stock, displays, customer service and merchandising.

You’ll also have the opportunity to prepare arrangements for various functions and events and experience the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show as well as many industry excursions.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year

Part time: 2 - 3 years (1 day per week). The time taken to complete this course may vary depending on your input.

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities as a florist in:

  • retail floristry shops
  • studios
  • online floristry businesses
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Entry Requirements


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


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 further study in a range of other floristry courses.  

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

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

Apprenticeship Gov SubsidisedFull Fee
Tuition Fee$2,868$14,893
Service Fee$325$325
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$525$525
Retain Course Items$142$142
Total Course Estimate$3,940$15,965
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$3,775$15,800

* 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 2019 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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