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Learn the advanced skills you need to succeed in the world of floristry. Develop drawing techniques to sketch your designs, create hand-tied, wired or base-set bouquets, prepare quotations and sell floristry products. This practical course will teach you how to carry out a range of sales and design activities in a floristry studio as a Senior Florist. Course details

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South Bank

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Full time: 6 months / 2.5 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $6,120
  • Subsidised $2,095
  • Concession $755

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Study Horticulture and Floristry at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Get your hands dirty. Studying horticulture and floristry at TAFE Queensland's state-of-the-art facilities opens up so many opportunities working with plants, flowers, vegetables, fruit, turf and even nuts! Horticulture courses will teach you all there is to know about plant care and landscape management, from planting, propagating and irrigating, to pruning, processing and fertilising.

Key dates

South Bank 16 Jul 2018 Full time / 2.5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Direct entry, year 10 or equivalent.

If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.


South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

  • Tool kit: $100.00
  • Field trip: $35.00

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system "Connect", and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas Core
SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs Core
SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers Core
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products Core
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities Elective
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour Elective
SFLDEC002 Design floristry products Core
SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products Core
SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products Core
SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium Core
SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products Core
BSBDES202 Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context Elective
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services Core
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials Core
SFLSOP004 Receive and store floristry stock Core
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock Core
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment Core
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry industry Core
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.



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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Students are required to purchase their own flowers for each class. The approximate cost is up to $70 per week, but this is dependent on class requirements, time of year and personal preference. The flowers are to be purchased once a week from a wholesaler.

Tool kit: $100.00

Field trip: $35.00

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry

Job prospects

  • Florist

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 3 April 2018

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