Certificate III in Floristry Course

The floristry and floral design industry is a diverse and dynamic industry made up of independent creatives, small studios and retailers, creating and installing floral creations for private clients, corporate events as well as non-commercial projects.

This Certificate III in Floristry course is the perfect starting point into the floristry industry. Learn and discover the fundamental skills in design, as each student will be challenged to know the rules and break the rules to create innovative and dynamic floral art.

Develop skills which challenge you to become a seriously inspiring floral artist.

Discover how to be original, creating or inventing from scratch.

Create visual appeal, beauty, boldness and aesthetically pleasing floral arrangements/art.

Become the master, understanding arrangements, through to flower species and characteristics.

Learn how your projects can contribute to, and have a positive environmental outcome through management and reduction of waste, water and energy consumption.

Be a visionary, pushing the boundaries to achieve something bigger than the expected commercial outcomes.


“You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.”

Units of Competency

Core Units
CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment
SFLDEC002 Design floristry products
SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products
SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products
SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium
SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials
SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock
SFLSOP008 Provide quality service for floristry customers
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products
SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
Elective Units
SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products
AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants
AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants
AHCNSY303A Install and maintain plant displays
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products

The above 5 elective units have been chosen from the Training Package specifically for their value to successful students in the retail environment and as a pre-cursor to further studies.


Who is this course for

Anyone wanting to start out in the industry!

No previous experience or studies in the design field are necessary to apply; all you need is a desire to create and innovate.



Course Duration

Applications open for Tuggerah Campus, mid-March 2024

9 months


The course is mixed mode delivery of online, face-to-face and self-directed learning


Students will be assessed throughout the course on a combination of both research assignments and practical projects.

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