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.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

You can enrol throughout the year 

Part time: 2 - 3 years (the time taken to complete this course may vary depending on your input)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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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

There are no entry requirements for this course


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.


Direct Entry (with an active Epsilon report)

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 with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Full FeeApprenticeship Gov Subsidised
Tuition Fee$15,876$3,119
Service Fee$528$528
Core Skills Support Fee$0$0
Material Fee$1,578$1,578
Retain Course Items$442$442
Total Course Estimate$18,424$5,667
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$6,441$2,268

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2023 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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