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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. You will also need to complete approx. 6 hours per week of independent and self-directed learning to practise and develop your skills.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $2,040
Likely Job Outcome: Senior florist, manager/operator of floristry business.
Application Type: Public
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Timetable Information

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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.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • 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. 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 Foundation Skills 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 (16 Core and 5 Electives)

  • 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. This primary design function requires the ability to determine the product function and style, generate and assess ideas for product design, and determine and document the final design so that job specifications can be followed during the construction phase.

      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 predetermined designs. This key construction function requires the ability to access and interpret job specifications, adapt as required, prepare for construction, select the correct components and assemble, evaluate and present a range of floral arrangements.

      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.
      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.
      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 calculate costs of custom made floristry products and services and to present quotations to customers. It requires the ability to provide quotations for products and services where business pricing has already been determined. Quotations could be provided face-to-face, via electronic means or over the telephone.
      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.

      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.

      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.
      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCNSY204  Maintain indoor plants
    • CIT Code: HORT646
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain and care for indoor plants.
      It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

      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
  • BSBDES202  Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
    • CIT Code: DSGN162
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate the nature and role of design in a particular industry context. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au