If you’re an artistic individual, you’ll love our innovative floristry courses that inspire your creativity and arm you with the latest industry techniques.

Our floristry courses provide an in-depth knowledge of floristry design elements and construction techniques, taught by our award-winning team and guest presenters from industry. You also have regular opportunities to work on real projects from corporate events to large promotional installations at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show. 

This combination of skills learnt in the classroom with on-the-job experience, gives you the edge to start your career industry-ready. Our courses are delivered on-campus and within the work environment to accommodate the needs of our students, employers and other stakeholders.

Career outcomes  

Salary range

Florist $33,402 - $53,725


Source: Criteria based on Australian occupations AUD. Updated 21 May 2018.
Note: salaries are a guide only, and are dependent on a range of factors including your experience, employer, and location.

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Profiles and Testimonials

"I’m a very creative person and was looking for a career which was creative but sustainable, so floristry fitted me perfectly! I chose The Gordon as it’s local and I’d heard good things about the course. 

I studied as an apprentice so I had a great balance of hands-on experience and class-based work. I learnt important base skills in flower care and arranging, and have also learnt some very useful business and design skills and procedures. I also attended the study tour to Singapore in 2014 which was a huge highlight. I’m currently working at Flower Bowl in East Geelong as a qualified florist where I get to be creative and arrange flowers all day. 

If you’re thinking of entering this field, I’d recommend getting as much hands-on experience as you can - volunteer your time in shops, even if it’s just sweeping the floor! You need to be prepared to work hard, but it’s rewarding when you make someone’s day by creating something special for them, and coming up with new designs to create beautiful things."

Verity Tantau
Certificate III and IV in Floristry

Certificate III in Floristry

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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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