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Florist Courses

A Florist creates flower arrangements for customers for a range of purposes. You might prepare individual bouquets of flowers or organise flowers for special occasions such as weddings or funerals. Florists choose flowers for their arrangements and may also use decorations such as ribbons. You’ll liaise with customers to discuss their needs and may arrange delivery of flowers to recipients.

Florists should be creative and have a strong knowledge of available flowers. You should be a good communicator and display strong customer service skills. Florists need to be organised and able to manage their time well. You may have to prioritise your tasks and should be able to work as part of a team.

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Popular Florist Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Florist.

SFL30115
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SFL40115
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Florist earn?

In Australia, a full time Florist generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Florist?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 7,400 people employed as a Florist in Australia, compared to 5,400 five years ago. Florists may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Florist?

If you’re interested in a career as a Florist, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Floristry. This course will develop your skills in flower arranging and cover topics including floristry tools and equipment, hand tied and wire tied floristry products, flower and plant materials, design and colour fundamentals and sales and merchandising. A Certificate IV in Floristry may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within floristry. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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