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Certificate III in Floristry SFL30115

Overview

This program is suited to people who wish to obtain high level technical floristry and design skills and an ability to work at professional floristry standards. Graduates from this course will be able to work as a skilled florist and undertake all the work required in a retail studio. It will suit people who have an eye for colour, a practical nature and the desire to create floristry arrangements and displays. A significant component of the training also includes customer service and selling skills.

Qualification: Certificate III in Floristry SFL30115
Program No: C3-BE35
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 4 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week) plus Work Placement.
Likely Job Outcome: Senior florist, manager/operator of floristry business.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

You must provide your own flowers and sundries.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry If you are entering this program as a trainee under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 21 subjects

Complete all 21
  • SFLDEC002  Design floristry products
    • CIT Code: FLOR132
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design a range of key and frequently sold floristry products. It requires the ability to determine the product function and style, generate, trial and assess ideas for the desi
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLDEC001  Maintain floristry tools and equipment
    • CIT Code: FLOR133
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete and document regular maintenance activities for floristry tools and equipment. It requires the ability to maintain the cleanliness of tools and equipment, identify maintenance and repair requirements, complete basic non-specialist repairs and appropriately store items. Complex repairs would be referred to specialist service technicians.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLDEC006  Construct hand tied floristry products
    • CIT Code: FLOR134
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to construct a range of hand tied floristry products to a pre-determined design. It requires the ability to access and interpret the job specifications, adapt as required, prepare
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLDEC007  Construct wired floristry products
    • CIT Code: FLOR135
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to construct a range of wired floristry products to a pre-determined design. It requires the ability to access and interpret the job specifications, adapt as required, prepare for the construction, select the correct components and assemble and present a range of floral arrangements. The florist constructing the product may or may not have designed it, or developed the job specifications, but is expected to make adjustments during construction in response to technical restraints or to improve the floristry product.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLDEC008  Construct floristry products with a base medium
    • CIT Code: FLOR136
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to construct a range of floristry products with base medium to a pre-determined design. It requires the ability to access and interpret job specifications, adapt as required, prepare for the construction, select the correct components and assemble and present a range of floral arrangements. The florist constructing the product may or may not have designed it, or developed the job specifications, but is expected to make adjustments during construction in response to technical restraints or to improve the floristry product.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP003  Recognise flower and plant materials
    • CIT Code: FLOR142
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and interpret details about flower and plant materials. It requires the ability to identify appropriate information sources and to develop and maintain a knowledge base in order to visually recognise and name flower and plant materials. This key workplace skill underpins effective performance for the design, construction and care of floristry products.   
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP005  Prepare and care for floristry stock
    • CIT Code: FLOR105
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, monitor and maintain the quality of all types of floristry stock including flowers, plant materials, floral displays, perishable and non-perishable ancillary merchandise. It requires the ability to maintain the cleanliness of all preparation and display areas.   
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP010  Prepare quotations for floristry products
    • CIT Code: FLOR146
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to accurately calculate the costs of floristry products and services and to present quotations to customers. It requires the ability to provide quotations for products and service
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SIRXMER202  Plan, create and maintain displays
    • CIT Code: RETL194
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and implement a display for a retail business.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLDEC012  Interpret floristry design briefs
    • CIT Code: FLOR155
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to interpret customer needs and product preferences for custom made floristry products. It requires the ability to determine initial design specifications, to contribute ideas and present options through ongoing customer liaison until final design briefs are agreed.

       

      This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio and online businesses and those that specialise in corporate or special events. It applies to florists who work with some level of independence and under limited supervision and guidance from others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP001  Source information on floristry products and services
    • CIT Code: FLOR151
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use fundamental information about the floristry industry and the various products and services it provides. It requires the ability to identify appropriate information sources and to research, develop and maintain a knowledge base. This essential knowledge underpins effective performance for all sales, design and construction activities.

       

      This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio or online businesses and those that specialise in corporate or special events. It applies to florists working at all levels including junior and senior florists, studio florists and floral designers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP004  Receive and store floristry stock
    • CIT Code: FLOR152
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to receive and store all types of floristry stock including flowers, plant materials, perishable and non-perishable ancillary merchandise. It requires the ability to maintain the cleanliness of stock handling and storage areas, check and take delivery of floristry stock and appropriately store, rotate and maintain the quality of stock items.

      This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio or online businesses and those that specialise in corporate or special events. It applies to operational personnel who work with very little independence and under close supervision. However, in a small floristry business senior florists also undertake this function.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAACD201  Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
    • CIT Code: DSGN111
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop simple drawing techniques to communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form.  It applies to individuals who use drawing to visually represent ideas about objects, the use of space, narratives or the steps in a process. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP002  Work effectively in the floristry industry
    • CIT Code: FLOR160
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the floristry industry by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.

       

      This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio or online businesses and those that specialise in corporate or special events. It applies to florists working at all levels including junior and senior florists, studio florists and floral designers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLWHS001  Participate in safe work practices
    • CIT Code: FLOR163
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into day-to-day floristry workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security policies and procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety management practices. This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio or online businesses and those that specialise in corporate or special events. It applies to florists working at all levels including junior and senior florists, studio florists and floral designers.
      The unit incorporates the requirement for all employees under state and territory Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) or Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They must cooperate with their employer and follow practices to ensure safety at work.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP009  Sell floristry products
    • CIT Code: FLOR154
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to proactively sell floristry products. It requires the ability to identify specific customer needs, suggest a range of products to meet needs, provide current and accurate product information and close the sale. Sales could be face-to face, via electronic means or over the telephone.

      While the product could be a display or stock item, this unit focuses on higher order sales skills required to sell those intangible floristry products that are subject to future design and construction.

      This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio or online businesses and those that specialise in corporate or special events. It applies to frontline sales or operations personnel who work with some level of independence and under limited supervision and guidance from others. This includes retail florists, telephone sales agents, e-business sales personnel, studio florists and floral designers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP008  Provide quality service to floristry customers
    • CIT Code: FLOR165
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport, determine and address customer needs and expectations and respond to complaints. Service provision could be face-to-face, via electronic means or over the telephone. This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio or online businesses and those that specialise in corporate or special events. It applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who work with some independence and under limited supervision and guidance from others. This includes retail florists, telephone sales agents, e-business sales personnel, studio florists and floral designers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES301  Explore the use of colour
    • CIT Code: DSGN163
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory.
      It applies to individuals whose work involves understanding and applying the effective use of colour.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SFLSOP006  Display and merchandise floristry products
    • CIT Code: FLOR153
      Cost: $170.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan for, display and merchandise floristry stock items made for general sale as well as flowers, plants, perishable and non-perishable ancillary merchandise.

       

      This unit applies to those floristry industry businesses which have a shop front presence or a display area to promote products including traditional retailers and online businesses that operate a retail outlet. It applies to florists who work with some level of independence and under limited supervision and guidance from others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCNSY204A  Maintain indoor plants
    • CIT Code: HORT646
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers the process of maintaining indoor plants and defines the work required to: preparing the tools, equipment and materials for indoor plant maintenance; identifying hazards involved in indoor plant maintenance; maintaining a growing envir
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPUR301  Purchase goods and services
    • CIT Code: PURC130
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine purchasing requirements and make and receive purchases.
      It applies to individuals who work under a level of supervision and who conduct low risk, low expenditure purchasing for an organisation using established and documented purchasing strategies. Individuals may be working in a small organisation with general responsibility for conducting purchasing within an organisation, or they may be a purchasing specialist working in a large organisation. Some judgement may be required to make decisions about purchasing strategies.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

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