Certificate III in Floristry

Duration Up to 18 months Part Time
National CodeSFL30115
TAFE SA CodeTP00849
Example Career ProfileFloristFlorist
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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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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • Flower and plant materials are not included in the fee. Students will be required to purchase their own plant flower and plant materials for specific arrangements/units of approximately $1000 for the entire qualification.

    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.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.