Certificate III in Floristry

National Code: SFL30115
TAFE SA Code: TP00849


This Floristry course can prepare you for work in the floristry industry or enhance existing floristry skills and knowledge. Participants will develop sound knowledge of the principles and elements of design, floristry construction skills, effective sales techniques and flower and plant care and recognition.

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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Full Fee

This course also has an incidentals cost of $320.00 for Flower and plant materials.

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include: Florist - in any environment including a retail shop florist, studio florist or in-house florist.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Floristry (SFL30115)
    This qualification is recognised by industry as the career path to become a qualified florist. It covers the assembling, preparation and display of stock and products, as well as how to create advanced, custom-made, large-scale floristry designs. You will also learn business operations such as register balancing, sales and purchases, and customer service skills including applying product knowledge to meet customer needs. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 16 core units and 5 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Construct floristry products with a base medium 70
    Construct hand tied floristry products 70
    Construct wired floristry products 70
    Design floristry products 50
    Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas 60
    Interpret floristry design briefs 20
    Maintain floristry tools and equipment 15
    Participate in Safe Work Practices 12
    Prepare and care for floristry stock 60
    Prepare quotations for floristry products 30
    Provide quality service to floristry customers 35
    Receive and store floristry stock 30
    Recognise flowers and plant materials 45
    Sell floristry products 30
    Source information on floristry products and services 40
    Work effectively in the floristry industry 45


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assemble floristry products 130
    Explore the use of colour 40
    Interact with floristry customers 30
    Operate retail technology 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
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