SFL30115

Certificate III in Floristry

Program code SFL30115
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
Campus Waverley
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    Creativity and a love of flowers are the keys to a career in floristry. Your floristry skills will be put to use to celebrate some of your customers' most important life experiences. Holmesglen's qualified and experienced floristry teachers will assist you to achieve the skills you will need to begin or advance your career in the retail or creative floristry industries.

    You will learn all aspects of floristry techniques and design including a complete range of hand held, fully wired and base medium techniques. You will also learn to advance your customer relations and retail skills through industry placement throughout the year.

    Floristry at Holmesglen has a strong design focus and in addition to floristry techniques and customer relations you will learn a variety of creative skills including drawing, visual display and event design. Student participation in floristry competitions is encouraged and you will be involved in creating Holmesglen's entry in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

    At the completion of the course you will be a qualified florist in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for floristry and be ready to work in a retail or floristry related business.

    This course can also be completed as an apprenticeship, please contact the department for more information.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 16 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of observation, discussion, written assessments and/or practical application and work-related projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    SFLWHS001Participate in safe work practices
    SFLDEC001Maintain floristry tools and equipment
    SFLDEC005Assemble floristry products
    SFLSOP004Receive and store floristry stock
    SFLSOP005Prepare and care for floristry stock
    SFLDEC002Design floristry products
    SFLSOP003Recognise flower and plant materials
    SFLSOP001Source information on floristry products and services
    BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
    SFLSOP009Sell floristry products
    SFLSOP002Work effectively in the floristry industry
    SFLSOP008Provide quality service to floristry customers
    SFLDEC008Construct floristry products with a base medium
    SFLSOP006Display and merchandise floristry products
    SIRXQUA001ADevelop innovative ideas at work
    SITXEVT301Access Information on Event Industry Operations
    SFLDEC007Construct wired floristry products
    SFLDEC006Construct hand tied floristry products
    SFLDEC012Interpret floristry design briefs
    SFLSOP010Prepare quotations for floristry products
    CUVACD201ADevelop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Selection Process

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry.

    Pathways

    After completing this course you can further your studies in the field of floristry or other related fields.

    Career Opportunities

    • Retail florist (senior/manager)
    • Studio florist
    • In house florist
    • Floral designer
    • Event florist (weddings and corporate)
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    Attendance

    Full time study is three days per week.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Horticulture & Floristry Department

    03 9564 6391

    horticulture@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    $3500 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE SFL30115

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$3500
    Full Fee$5300

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

    Important

    This program has compulsory activities as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities prior to your enrolment.

  • Program Overview

    Creativity and a love of flowers are the keys to a career in floristry. Your floristry skills will be put to use to celebrate some of your customers' most important life experiences. Holmesglen's qualified and experienced floristry teachers will assist you to achieve the skills you will need to begin or advance your career in the retail or creative floristry industries.

    You will learn all aspects of floristry techniques and design including a complete range of hand held, fully wired and base medium techniques. You will also learn to advance your customer relations and retail skills through industry placement throughout the year.

    Floristry at Holmesglen has a strong design focus and in addition to floristry techniques and customer relations you will learn a variety of creative skills including drawing, visual display and event design. Student participation in floristry competitions is encouraged and you will be involved in creating Holmesglen's entry in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

    At the completion of the course you will be a qualified florist in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for floristry and be ready to work in a retail or floristry related business.

    This course can also be completed as an apprenticeship, please contact the department for more information.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 16 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of observation, discussion, written assessments and/or practical application and work-related projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    SFLWHS001Participate in safe work practices
    SFLDEC001Maintain floristry tools and equipment
    SFLDEC005Assemble floristry products
    SFLSOP004Receive and store floristry stock
    SFLSOP005Prepare and care for floristry stock
    SFLDEC002Design floristry products
    SFLSOP003Recognise flower and plant materials
    SFLSOP001Source information on floristry products and services
    BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
    SFLSOP009Sell floristry products
    SFLSOP002Work effectively in the floristry industry
    SFLSOP008Provide quality service to floristry customers
    SFLDEC008Construct floristry products with a base medium
    SFLSOP006Display and merchandise floristry products
    SIRXQUA001ADevelop innovative ideas at work
    SITXEVT301Access Information on Event Industry Operations
    SFLDEC007Construct wired floristry products
    SFLDEC006Construct hand tied floristry products
    SFLDEC012Interpret floristry design briefs
    SFLSOP010Prepare quotations for floristry products
    CUVACD201ADevelop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience. English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (Computer based), PTE Academic Score of 46 (no communicative skill score less than 42) or equivalent

    Selection Process

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry.

    Pathways

    After completing this course you can further your studies in the field of floristry or other related fields.

    Career Opportunities

    • Retail florist (senior/manager)
    • Studio florist
    • In house florist
    • Floral designer
    • Event florist (weddings and corporate)
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2018: $12,700 per year
    In addition to course fees, students will have expenses totalling approximately $150 (AUD) for materials.

Floristry Open Days

  • 21Sep
    Floristry
    Waverley
    OD3043

    Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Floristry industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a floristry course. If you're looking for a job that puts a smile on people's faces, have a creative flair, or want to start your own business, a career in floristry may be just what you have been looking for. We'll even help you apply on the night!

    - , Thu 21 Sep - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia

  • 2Nov
    Floristry
    Waverley
    OD3145

    Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Floristry industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a floristry course. If you're looking for a job that puts a smile on people's faces, have a creative flair, or want to start your own business, a career in floristry may be just what you have been looking for. We'll even help you apply on the night!

    - , Thu 2 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia