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SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry


Next intake February 2025
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months
ApprenticeshipFull-time: 3 yrs

Course description

Bring those artistic skills to life with this hands on in class floristry course.

You will grow and develop your skills to be able to:

  • Developed in-depth skills in floral design and construction
  • Be proficient in display and visual merchandising
  • Mastered vital best-practice skills and knowledge
  • Be knowledgeable about sustainable work practices

If you’d like to turn your love of flowers into a meaningful career, this course will give you a qualification, ensuring you are ready to enter the workforce with confidence!

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Work placement/industry experience

You will have the opportunity to participate in floristry and merchandising events, industry visits and field trips. As an apprentice florist you work and learn in the industry. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

Possible career outcomes

  • Florist
  • Wholesale florist
  • Event stylist

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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2024 Ongoing
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
Class DayStart: 29 Jan 2024
Timetable supplied once admitted
Apprenticeship:Full-time: 3 yrs    
2025 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2024
Close: 1 Feb 2025 
Class DayStart: 3 Feb 2025
Mon, Thurs & Fri 9 am to 4 pm
Full-time: 12 months    
2025 Ongoing
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2024
Close: 15 Dec 2025 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
Apprenticeship:Full-time: 3 yrs    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Construct floristry products with a base medium SFLDEC008 70
Construct hand tied floristry products SFLDEC006 70
Construct wired floristry products SFLDEC007 70
Design floristry products SFLDEC002 50
Develop Drawing Skills To Communicate Ideas CUVACD201A 60
Interpret floristry design briefs SFLDEC012 20
Maintain floristry tools and equipment SFLDEC001 15
Participate in safe work practices SFLWHS001 15
Prepare and care for floristry stock SFLSOP005 60
Prepare quotations for floristry products SFLSOP010 30
Provide quality service to floristry customers SFLSOP008 35
Receive and store floristry stock SFLSOP004 30
Recognise flower and plant materials SFLSOP003 45
Sell floristry products SFLSOP009 30
Source information on floristry products and services SFLSOP001 40
Work effectively in the floristry industry SFLSOP002 45
Elective Units Code Hours
Assemble floristry products SFLDEC005 130
Develop web presence using social media ICTWEB306 30
Display and merchandise floristry products SFLSOP006 35
Explore the use of colour BSBDES301 40
Participate in sustainable work practices BSBSUS211 20


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Workplace tasks              
  • Written assignments     
  • Industry placement       
  • Team projects  
  • Exam    
  • Other

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.59 per hour 940 AUD $555.00 AUD $12,758.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.97 per hour 940 AUD $2,792.00 AUD $12,758.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $17.47 per hour 940 AUD $16,422.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $1,265.00 Once
Excursions AUD $120.00
Education Levy AUD $141.00
Equipment Levy AUD $50.00 Once
Additional Costs AUD $160.00 Once


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/06/2024 10:00:17 AM