When you study the Certificate III in Floristry, your skills will be put to use to celebrate some of your customers' most important life experiences.
Career opportunities, include:
- retail florist (senior/manager)
- studio florist
- in-house florist
- floral designer
- event florist (weddings and corporate)
Pathways to further study:
- SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry
Studying the Certificate III in Floristry at Holmesglen
Creativity and a love of flowers are the keys to a career in floristry. 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.
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.
Floristry at Holmesglen 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 achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in: 21 units of competency made up of
16 core units and five elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
||Assemble floristry products
||Receive and store floristry stock
||Prepare and care for floristry stock
||Participate in safe work practices
||Work effectively in the floristry industry
||Maintain floristry tools and equipment
||Recognise flower and plant materials
||Sell floristry products
||Source information on floristry products and services
||Develop Drawing Skills To Communicate Ideas
||Explore the use of colour
||Construct wired floristry products
||Construct floristry products with a base medium
||Design floristry products
||Construct hand tied floristry products
||Maintain indoor plants
||Interpret floristry design briefs
||Source and use information on the events industry
||Provide quality service to floristry customers
||Prepare quotations for floristry products
||Display and merchandise floristry products
| Code || Name |
|SFLDEC005||Assemble floristry products|
|SFLSOP004||Receive and store floristry stock|
|SFLSOP005||Prepare and care for floristry stock|
|SFLWHS001||Participate in safe work practices|
|SFLSOP002||Work effectively in the floristry industry|
|SFLDEC001||Maintain floristry tools and equipment|
|SFLSOP003||Recognise flower and plant materials|
|SFLSOP009||Sell floristry products|
|SFLSOP001||Source information on floristry products and services|
|CUVACD201A||Develop Drawing Skills To Communicate Ideas|
|BSBDES301||Explore the use of colour|
|SFLDEC007||Construct wired floristry products|
|SFLDEC008||Construct floristry products with a base medium|
|SFLDEC002||Design floristry products|
|SFLDEC006||Construct hand tied floristry products|
|AHCNSY204A||Maintain indoor plants|
|SFLDEC012||Interpret floristry design briefs|
|SITEEVT001||Source and use information on the events industry|
|SFLSOP008||Provide quality service to floristry customers|
|SFLSOP010||Prepare quotations for floristry products|
|SFLSOP006||Display and merchandise floristry products|
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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
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.
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
Students will receive SFL30115 - Certificate III in Floristry on completion of the course.
How to apply
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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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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees.
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession