Certificate III in Floristry
Let your career flourish with our floristry course. You’ll gain a recognised floristry qualification that will assist you in securing a role as a florist in many different environments from traditional retail floristry shops to studios and floristry businesses that sell via the internet.
In our floristry course, you’ll learn basic construction skills and techniques for items such
- boxed arrangements
- table centrepieces
- basic wired items such as corsages and buttonholes
In our floristry course, you’ll extend your practical floristry skills and be ready to design and construct complex floristry items suitable for corporate functions, weddings and funeral work. You will also learn floristry specific subjects focusing on floristry stock, such as how to recognise, receive, store, prepare and care for flowers, as well as units on sourcing floristry stock, displays and merchandising.
Put your floristry skills to the test with hands on experience in our retail shop, Flowers on Elgar. You’ll also have the opportunity to prepare arrangements for various functions hosted by Box Hill Institute and compete for various floristry industry awards.
|Study Level||Certificate III|
FT: 1 year
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$3561.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$712.00|
|Apprentice Gov. Subsidised||$2313.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$150|
|Core Skills Support**||$70|
|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 studentâ€™s course of study (e.g. textbooks).
The student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2018. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
February and July
Full time: 1 year (3 days per week)
You must be 17 years or over (or mature 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 gain relevant industry experience and then you can apply for our Certificate IV in Floristry.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.
This course will set you up to apply for employment in the floristry industry as a fully qualified florist.
Many students become specialists working in areas such as weddings, functions, retail and studio or corporate work.
You will be required to complete 21 units in total (16 core and 5 elective units).
|BSBSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|BSBWOR202||ORGANISE AND COMPLETE DAILY WORK ACTIVITIES||20|
|SIRXMER202||PLAN, CREATE AND MAINTAIN DISPLAYS||35|
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify requirements for displays, develop display ideas, obtain approval from relevant personnel, and plan and build displays. It also covers maintaining displays to meet the requirements of the product, the audience and the organisation.
|SFLDEC001||MAINTAIN FLORISTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||15|
|SFLDEC002||DESIGN FLORISTRY PRODUCTS||50|
|SFLDEC005||ASSEMBLE FLORISTRY PRODUCTS||130|
|SFLDEC006||CONSTRUCT HAND TIED FLORISTRY PRODUCTS||70|
|SFLDEC007||CONSTRUCT WIRED FLORISTRY PRODUCTS||70|
|SFLDEC008||CONSTRUCT FLORISTRY PRODUCTS WITH A BASE MEDIUM||70|
|SFLDEC012||INTERPRET FLORISTRY DESIGN BRIEFS||20|
|SFLSOP001||SOURCE INFORMATION ON FLORISTRY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES||40|
|SFLSOP002||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE FLORISTRY INDUSTRY||45|
|SFLSOP003||RECOGNISE FLOWER AND PLANT MATERIALS||45|
|SFLSOP004||RECEIVE AND STORE FLORISTRY STOCK||30|
|SFLSOP005||PREPARE AND CARE FOR FLORISTRY STOCK||60|
|SFLSOP006||DISPLAY AND MERCHANDISE FLORISTRY PRODUCTS||35|
|SFLSOP008||PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE TO FLORISTRY CUSTOMERS||35|
|SFLSOP009||SELL FLORISTRY PRODUCTS||30|
|SFLSOP010||PREPARE QUOTATIONS FOR FLORISTRY PRODUCTS||30|
|SFLWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES||15|
|CUVACD201A||DEVELOP DRAWING SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS||60|
People working in many industries apply the skills and knowledge in this unit.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop simple drawing techniques for representing and communicating ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form. In a work or learning context this unit may relate to visually communicating ideas about objects, as well as the use of space, narratives or the steps in a process.