About the course

About the course

Grow and nurture a career in floristry. Our floristry course is well suited for those with a creative spirit, an eye for design and the enjoyment of working with organic materials.  

Industry trained floristry teachers take you on a journey developing and enhancing your floristry career. You will learn about the industry through a range of experiences, including excursions to flower growers and markets, preparing arrangements for a wide range of functions and events including the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.   

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 floristry skills to the test with hands on experience in our retail shop Flowers on Elgar, where you will develop innovative skills to deal with real customers and provide solutions for them.   

You'll 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.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 1 year (this course will begin with online/remote delivery and then move into face to face delivery 3 days per week)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

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.

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Entry Requirements

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, 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.

Pathways & Accreditation

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

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$3,839$12,164
Service Fee$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$1,313$1,313
Retain Course Items$442$442
Total Course Estimate$5,834$14,159
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$5,834$14,159

* 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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Course Structure

You will be required to complete 21 units in total (16 core and 5 elective units).

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