Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

National Code: SFL20115
TAFE SA Code: TP01113


This is an introductory course to prepare for a career within a retail floristry shop, studio or online floristry business. You will develop a range of basic floristry technical skills including flower and plant recognition, assembly, tool maintenance, stock control and care.

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Up to 12 months 
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Total Fees for the 12 month course

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

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

    • Students will need to supply their own toolkit
    • Subsidies may be available for eligible students.
  • 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

    This qualification provides a pathway to work as a floristry assistant in a diversity of floristry industry business types including retail floristry shops, studios and online floristry businesses.

    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 II in Floristry (Assistant) (SFL20115)
    Learn skills to work as a florist in a shop or studio. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 3 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • 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.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assemble floristry products 130
    Interact with floristry customers 30
    Maintain floristry tools and equipment 15
    Participate in Safe Work Practices 12
    Prepare and care for floristry stock 60
    Receive and store floristry stock 30
    Recognise flowers and plant materials 45
    Source information on floristry products and services 40
    Work effectively in the floristry industry 45


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas 60
    Operate retail technology 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
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