The Certificate III in Floristry covers all aspects of floristry design, including hand-held, fully wired, and base medium techniques. This is the perfect program for anyone with a love of flowers and a passion for creativity.
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
Holmesglen's qualified and experienced floristry teachers will assist you to achieve the skills you 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 to 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.
3 days per week
1 day per week, evening 5pm to 9pm
Please note that part-time studies are not available for international students.
You will do 21 units of competency:
16 core units
5 elective units
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
||Participate in safe work practices
||Maintain floristry tools and equipment
||Prepare and care for floristry stock
||Receive and store floristry stock
||Work effectively in the floristry industry
||Assemble floristry products
||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
||Construct hand tied floristry products
||Design floristry products
||Provide quality service to floristry customers
||Prepare quotations for floristry products
||Display and merchandise floristry products
||Maintain indoor plants
||Interpret floristry design briefs
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
| Code || Name |
|SFLWHS001||Participate in safe work practices|
|SFLDEC001||Maintain floristry tools and equipment|
|SFLSOP005||Prepare and care for floristry stock|
|SFLSOP004||Receive and store floristry stock|
|SFLSOP002||Work effectively in the floristry industry|
|SFLDEC005||Assemble floristry products|
|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|
|SFLDEC006||Construct hand tied floristry products|
|SFLDEC002||Design floristry products|
|SFLSOP008||Provide quality service to floristry customers|
|SFLSOP010||Prepare quotations for floristry products|
|SFLSOP006||Display and merchandise floristry products|
|AHCNSY204A||Maintain indoor plants|
|SFLDEC012||Interpret floristry design briefs|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
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.
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience. English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (Computer based), PTE Academic Score of 46 (no communicative skill score less than 42) or equivalent.
International applicants are required to achieve ACSF Level 2 in the online Literacy and Numeracy testing (BKSB).
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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
On completion you will receive SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Course fee||$14,300||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$600||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$55||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$50||per course|
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable 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 apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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