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SFL30115

Certificate III in Floristry

Increase your career prospects in the floristry industry with this hands-on qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to work as a florist.

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TIME 6 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$970
Subsidised
$2,395
Full Fee
$6,660
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Course overview

Increase your career prospects in the floristry industry with this hands-on qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to work as a florist. A new style of florists are driving a renaissance in the Australian flower industry. Internet savvy florists are embracing new technologies including social media to boost their profile and drive business. There are also opportunities for florists to target niche and lucrative markets such as weddings.

This practical course will teach you how to carry out a range of sales and design activities in a floristry studio. You will learn how to sketch your designs, prepare quotes, sell products, and create hand-tied, wired, or base-set bouquets.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to work as a florist in a range of businesses including retail floristry shops, studios, and online floristry businesses.

What can I do?

  • Online Florist
  • Florist

Course outcome:

SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CUVACD201A
    Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
    UNIT CODE :
    CUVACD201A
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLDEC001
    Maintain floristry tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLDEC001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete and document regular maintenance activities for floristry tools and equipment. It requires the ability to maintain the cleanliness of tools and equipment, identify maintenance and repair requirements, complete basic non-specialist repairs and appropriately store items. Complex repairs would be referred to specialist service technicians.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain floristry tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLDEC002
    Design floristry products
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLDEC002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design a range of key and frequently sold floristry products. This primary design function requires the ability to determine the product function and style, generate and assess ideas for product design, and determine and document the final design so that job specifications can be followed during the construction phase.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Design floristry products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLDEC006
    Construct hand tied floristry products
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLDEC006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to construct a range of hand tied floristry products to predetermined designs. This key construction function requires the ability to access and interpret job specifications, adapt as required, prepare for construction, select the correct components and assemble, evaluate and present a range of floral arrangements.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct hand tied floristry products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLDEC007
    Construct wired floristry products
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLDEC007
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to construct a range of wired floristry products to pre-determined designs. This key construction function requires the ability to access and interpret job specifications, adapt as required, prepare for construction, select the correct components, and assemble, evaluate and present a range of floral arrangements.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct wired floristry products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLDEC008
    Construct floristry products with a base medium
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLDEC008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to construct a range of floristry products with a base medium to predetermined designs. This key construction function requires the ability to access and interpret job specifications, adapt as required, prepare for construction, select the correct components, and assemble, evaluate and present a range of floral arrangements.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct floristry products with a base medium

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLDEC012
    Interpret floristry design briefs
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLDEC012
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to interpret customer needs and product preferences for custom made floristry products. It requires the ability to determine initial design specifications, to contribute ideas and present options through ongoing customer liaison until final design briefs are agreed.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret floristry design briefs

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP001
    Source information on floristry products and services
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use fundamental information about the floristry industry and the various products and services it provides. It requires the ability to identify appropriate information sources and to research, develop and maintain a knowledge base. This essential knowledge underpins effective performance for all sales, design and construction activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Source information on floristry products and services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP002
    Work effectively in the floristry industry
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the floristry industry by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in the floristry industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP003
    Recognise flower and plant materials
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and interpret details about flower and plant materials. It requires the ability to identify appropriate information sources and to develop and maintain a knowledge base in order to visually recognise and name flower and plant materials. This key workplace skill underpins effective performance for the design, construction and care of floristry products.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise flower and plant materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP004
    Receive and store floristry stock
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to receive and store all types of floristry stock including flowers, plant materials, perishable and non-perishable ancillary merchandise. It requires the ability to maintain the cleanliness of stock handling and storage areas, check and take delivery of floristry stock and appropriately store, rotate and maintain the quality of stock items.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Receive and store floristry stock

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP005
    Prepare and care for floristry stock
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, monitor and maintain the quality of all types of floristry stock including flowers, plant materials, floral displays, perishable and non-perishable ancillary merchandise. It requires the ability to maintain the cleanliness of all preparation and display areas.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare and care for floristry stock

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP008
    Provide quality service to floristry customers
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport, determine and address customer needs and expectations and respond to complaints. Service provision could be face-to-face, via electronic means or over the telephone.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide quality service to floristry customers

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP009
    Sell floristry products
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP009
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to proactively sell floristry products. It requires the ability to identify specific customer needs, suggest a range of products to meet needs, provide current and accurate product information and close the sale. Sales could be face-to face, via electronic means or over the telephone.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Sell floristry products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLSOP010
    Prepare quotations for floristry products
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLSOP010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to calculate costs of custom made floristry products and services and to present quotations to customers. It requires the ability to provide quotations for products and services where business pricing has already been determined. Quotations could be provided face-to-face, via electronic means or over the telephone.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare quotations for floristry products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SFLWHS001
    Participate in safe work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SFLWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into day-to-day floristry workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security policies and procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety management practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in safe work practices

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 2.5 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $970
  • Subsidised: $2,395
  • Full fee: $6,660
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 2.5 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $970
  • Subsidised: $2,395
  • Full fee: $6,660
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Floristry (SFL30115)

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Certificate III in Floristry

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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to purchase a floristry tool kit (approx. $120) and pay for an initial field trip (approx. $35). The weekly cost of flowers will be approximately $80.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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