If you are a creative person and enjoy working with your hands, our floristry course could be for you.
The course equips you with in-depth skills in floral design and construction, floral display, and visual merchandising. You will also develop strong industry skills and knowledge including sustainable work practices.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Wholesale florist
- Event stylist
What You'll Learn
All aspects of the industry are covered to prepare you for a successful career including:
- Care, preparation and display of floristry stock
- Creation of designs using a range of classic and contemporary techniques and mediums
- Floral and flower art
- Botanical designs
- Working to floral design briefs
- Bridal and wedding flowers and bouquets
- Floristry products, selling and industry technology
You also have the opportunity to participate in floristry and merchandising competitions, specialist flower workshops, industry visits and field trips.
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 1 year
- 3 days per week
Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.
- Applicants must be aged 16 or over
- Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2
- Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer
You will have the opportunity to participate in floristry and merchandising competitions, specialist flower workshops, industry visits and field trips.
As an apprentice florist, you work and learn in the industry.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), formally recognises a person’s existing skills and knowledge towards the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification or statement of attainment.
Skills may have been gained through:
- Work experience
- Formal training and education (you may be eligible for a credit transfer)
- Informal training and education
- General life experience
- Voluntary work
Assessment for this course is based on:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
- Industry placement
- Team projects
About The Gordon Institute of TAFE
The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 130 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.
Gordon Institute of TAFE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3044)