National ID: SFL30115 | State ID: AWP2


Are you ready for a sweet smelling career in full bloom?

This qualification develops skilled florists who use a range of well-developed floristry skills to design, construct and sell a diverse range of floristry products, developing sound knowledge of construction techniques and floristry design elements and principles. Using discretion and judgement, work under limited supervision and provide technical advice and support to team members.

When you complete the Certificate III in Floristry you'll be looking at a career in a diverse industry, in retail, a floristry studio, or online business.

The course provides training in a wide range of practical skills and supporting knowledge to equip students for employment in many sectors of the floral industry covering areas of technical expertise for themed event designs on and off campus and advanced design skills for specialist work such as wedding flowers.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Provides a pathway to work as a florist in a diversity of floristry industry business types including retail floristry shops, studios and online floristry businesses.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
  • 3 semesters, part-time study (one day per week)
How Part Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Provides a pathway to work as a florist in a diversity of floristry industry business types including retail floristry shops, studios and online floristry businesses.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Part 1 C1 Safe practices cluster

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain floristry tools and equipment SFLDEC001 AVG57
Participate in safe work practices SFLWHS001 AVG20

Part 1 C2 Flower ID

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Recognise flower and plant materials SFLSOP003 AVG03

Part 1 C3 Assemble, drawings and information

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Source information on floristry products and services SFLSOP001 AVG55
Assemble floristry products SFLDEC005 AVG35
Explore the use of colour BSBDES301 AUL40
Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas CUVACD201A S7598

Part 2 C5 Prepare and care

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Construct floristry products with a base medium SFLDEC008 AVG69
Prepare and care for floristry stock SFLSOP005 AVG39
Receive and store floristry stock SFLSOP004 AVG49
Display and merchandise floristry products SFLSOP006 AVG33

Part 2 C4 Point of sale

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Work effectively in the floristry industry SFLSOP002 AVG43
Provide quality service to floristry customers SFLSOP008 AVG48
Sell floristry products SFLSOP009 AVG12
Apply point-of-sale handling procedures SIRXCCS201 WD947

Part 3 C6 Plan and Create Display

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Plan, create and maintain displays SIRXMER202 WD970

Part 3 C6 Design and Quotation

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Construct hand tied floristry products SFLDEC006 AVG29
Prepare quotations for floristry products SFLSOP010 AVG46
Construct wired floristry products SFLDEC007 AVG59
Design floristry products SFLDEC002 AVG34
Interpret floristry design briefs SFLDEC012 AVF98
  • This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester Two 2017, please apply direct to South Metropolitan TAFE as per below.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.


Page last updated May 25, 2017