The Certificate III in Floristry equips students with in‑depth creative skills and relevant knowledge to work in the floristry industry. Major areas of study include the care, preparation and display of floristry stock, creation of floristry designs using a range of techniques and mediums, assembly and preparation of floristry products, customer service, stock control, working in a retail environment and the performance of routine housekeeping duties. Certificate III in Floristry graduates will have the knowledge to begin successful careers in the retail and wholesale sectors in the floristry industry, as well as the management skills to work in a supervisory role or to become a florist owner/operator.
You will need to complete a Direct Entry Application Form. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills needed to undertake the Certificate III in Floristry. Attendance is also required at a course information session where you will undertake a short interview. Your skills base may be evaluated at this time.
Certificate III in Floristry
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Floristry . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Title Approx. Hours
Create Floristry Designs Using Hand Tied Techniques 60
Create Floristry Designs Using Wiring Techniques 40
Create Floristry Designs Using a Base Medium 80
Provide Service to Floristry Customers 36
Care for Floristry Stock and Merchandise 60
Prepare and Display Floristry Stock 30
Assemble and Prepare Floristry Products 130
Apply Product Knowledge to Meet Customer Needs 30
Recommend on Floristry Products and Services 18
Operate Retail Equipment 21
Communicate in the Workplace 50
Apply Point of Sale Handling Procedures 21
Work Effectively in a Retail Environment 40
Balance Register/Terminal 18
Perform Stock Control Procedures 36
Apply Safe Working Practices 18
Minimise Theft 21
Perform Routine Housekeeping Duties 18
Create a Display for a Small Business 36
Sell Products and Services 18
Use Business Technology 30
Apply Techniques to Update Floristry Industry Knowledge 20
Develop Innovative Ideas at Work 36
The Certificate III in Floristry is a 12-month full time course*. The major student intake is generally in February, however there are also rolling intakes throughout the year. Students can expect approximately 27 hours of classroom attendance each week.
* Selected units may be available on a part time basis. To check availability please contact Course Information.
If you apply to study the Certificate III in Floristry you will be required to attend a course information session and undertake a short interview. At this interview you must demonstrate your understanding of the floristry industry and discuss your current skill base. You will also be assessed on previous educational records and work and other relevant experience as identified on your application form.
If there are more applicants than course vacancies you will be given preference if you have demonstrated your interest in and knowledge of the floristry industry during the interview and on your application form.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
Gordon Institute Support Services
The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.