QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Floristry


National Code: SFL30115
TAFE SA Code: TP00849


Description

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 36 months 
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In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered in Semester 1, 2020. This may result in delivery changes to your course for Semester 2, 2020. If any changes are made, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.


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Course Admission Requirements

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.
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 36 month course
Subsidised
$1,176
$2,351
Concession
$638
$1,275

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility

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

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • 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 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 units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    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

    Elective

    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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