SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry

SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry

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Course Description

If you are a creative person and enjoy working with your hands, our floristry course could be for you.

The course equips you with in-depth skills in floral design and construction, floral display, and visual merchandising. You will also develop strong industry skills and knowledge including sustainable work practices. 

What will I learn?

All aspects of the industry are covered to prepare you for a successful career including:

• Care, preparation and display of floristry stock

• Creation of designs using a range of classic and contemporary techniques and mediums

• Floral and flower art

• Botanical designs

• Working to floral design briefs

• Bridal and wedding flowers and bouquets

• Floristry products, selling and industry technology 

You also have the opportunity to participate in floristry and merchandising competitions, specialist flower workshops, industry visits and field trips. 

What are my study options?

This course is delivered in two ways:

• On-campus (full-time or part-time).

• Apprenticeship, where you are employed as an apprentice within the floristry industry.

When can I start and how often do I attend?

Full-time intakes for on-campus study are in February and July. You can expect three days of attendance per week.

Part-time intakes are available throughout the year according to timetabled units. You can expect to attend two days per week, over two years. 

Apprenticeship intakes are ongoing throughout the year. As an apprentice florist, you work and learn in the industry for 2-3 years, and attend The Gordon one day per week over two years. 

What can I do when I finish?

Upon successful completion, you will be an accredited florist, with the knowledge and skills to begin a career in the retail or wholesale sector of the industry.

Anything else I should know? 

Find out more about our floristry courses, study trip and hear from our past students.

If you wish to purchase or use your own laptop device to assist with your studies at The Gordon, check out our info page for the recommended specifications.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Florist
  • Wholesale florist
  • Event stylist

Pre-training review:

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pre-training review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pre-training review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Course Details
This logo indicates this course of study is Nationally Recognised Training.
Delivery OptionsDuration
Full-time1 year
Part-time2 years

Entrance Requirements / Pre-requisites

  • Applicants are expected to have language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to at least Year 10 level.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Selection mode

  • Compulsory Information Session
  • Interview
  • At your interview you will be asked about your understanding of the floristry industry and to discuss your current skills. You will also be assessed on previous educational records, as well as work and other relevant experience as identified on your application form.
  • Employer referral through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider (apprenticeship and traineeship applicants only).

Intake Dates

Geelong Campus
Open: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Close: Monday 5 February 2018
Geelong Campus
Open: Monday 2 April 2018
Close: Monday 11 June 2018

Important Dates

Information SessionsInterview DatesClass Commence
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 11am
T Building Room 2.17
City Campus

Thursday, 14 December 2017 at 11am
T Building Room T2.19

Thursday, 11 January 2018 at 11am
T Building Room 2.17
City Campus

Units of Study
Type of Assessment
Further Study Options
How do I Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Satisfy selection process (if applicable)
  3. Accept offer
  4. Enrol and pay
  5. Commence Study
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Full and Part Time applicants

You can apply for SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry directly to The Gordon by completing an eApplication.

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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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