Full Time: 1 year
, Part Time: 2 years
Creativity and a love of flowers are the keys to a career in floristry.
Your floristry skills will be put to use to celebrate some of your customers' most important life experiences.
Holmesglen's qualified and experienced floristry teachers will assist you to achieve the skills you will need to begin or advance your career in the retail or creative floristry industries.
You will learn all aspects of floristry techniques and design, including a complete range of hand held, fully wired and base medium techniques.
You will also learn to advance your customer relations and retail skills throughout the year.
Floristry at Holmesgle has a strong design focus. Along with floristry techniques and customer relations you will learn a variety of creative skills including drawing, visual display and event design.
Student participation in floristry competitions is encouraged and you will be involved in creating Holmesglen's entry in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
At the completion of the course you will be a qualified florist in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for floristry and be ready to work in a retail or floristry related business.
To receive this qualification you must complete 16 core units and five elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Develop Drawing Skills To Communicate Ideas
Maintain floristry tools and equipment
Design floristry products
Source information on floristry products and services
Recognise flower and plant material
Receive and store floristry stock
Prepare and care for floristry stock
Prepare quotations for floristry products
Participate in safe work practices
Explore the use of colour
Assemble floristry products
Source and use information on the events industry
Construct hand tied floristry products
Construct wired floristry products
Construct floristry products with base medium
Interpret floristry design briefs
Work effectively in the floristry industry
Provide quality service to floristry customers
Display and mechandise floristry products
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course.
Attendance at interview and completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy testing.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course you can further your studies in the field of floristry or other related fields.
- Retail florist (senior/manager)
- Studio florist
- In-house florist
- Floral designer
- Event florist (weddings and corporate)
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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