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  • NONAC10019

Floristry 1 - Introduction

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Begin your journey to becoming a Florist!

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Course overview

Course overview

Calling creative people - this introductory course is for those with a desire to enter the floristry industry, or the hobbyist, giving a basic introduction to the flowers, accessories, designs and tools needed to successfully create beautiful floral designs.

You will explore different ways to arrange flowers and create designs for your home or gifts for your friends and family. You will be amazed at your creativity when you are shown the principles by an expert in the industry. For those with a real passion for working in the wonderful world of floristry, participants will be advised on pathways to formal qualifications.

This course will extend those with a basic understanding of flowers, plant material and design concepts. You will explore your creativity and incorporate other mediums to enhance your designs getting inspiration from the endless textures, colours and contrasts from the world we live in. Students will make one floral arrangement per class (evening offering) or two floral arrangements per class (daytime offering).

Topics include:

  • Single wrapped flower, gift presentation box, single flower in foam
  • Boxed arrangements
  • Strauss bouquets and hand tied
  • Asymmetrical arrangements
  • Buttonholes and corsages
  • Modern arrangement

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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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Important Information
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Important Information


Selection criteria

There are no specific entry requirements.

Resources required

  • Students will be provided with a tool and material kit by the teacher on the first day of class.  The cost of this kit, which includes arrangement boxes, tools and decorative items is non-refundable.
  • Students are required to pay an additional $30.00 per class for flowers for the night class or $60.00 per class for daytime classes (cash or EFTPOS accepted).
  • Please bring a pen, notebook, sharp scissors, tea towel and bucket.
  • Students need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Need to know

  • Your enrolment fee includes a tool and material kit and is non-refundable.  
  • Night course - there will be an additional cost of $30.00 per class for flowers.  
  • Daytime course - there will be an additional cost of $60.00 per class for flowers (due to creating more designs over a longer period).

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland