SFL30115 - Certificate III in Floristry



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3 years
Delivery Location
401 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills Victoria, 3127
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The Certificate III in Floristry involves theory and practical work which intends to develop your skills in floristry. The Certificate III focuses on floristry design, construction and sales skills.

After finishing the Certificate III in Floristry you will be a fully qualified florist with a range of well developed skills to ensure your success working in the field of floristry.

You also have the opportunity to improve your floristry skills through our various additional education pathways.

This course is suitable for those that have a keen desire to become a florist and work within this creative field. Industry recognise this qualification and as such an individual who has successfully completed it obtains strong employable skills.

Once you have completed the Certificate III in Floristry, you can confidently and competently work in a Melbourne Florist Shop or within the Victoria Floristry Industry. You may choose to travel around Australia to work in a series of different Floristry environments as this qualification is recognised Australia wide. You may also decide to move into different areas involving floristry including event management and allied trades or utilise your floristry skills overseas.

MMCollege works closely with industry and recognises that this qualification is the minimum desired for incoming florists. By completing this qualification individuals are able to confidently enter the floral industry with the necessary skills required for employment and success within the field.

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Under the Apprenticeship pathway the Certificate III in Floristry is delivered over a 3 year period. Due to the nature of delivering in conjunction with a floristry workplace these time frames will vary dependent on the workload that the apprentice has within their workplace. It is also important to note that this course is competency based and will require a student satisfactorily obtaining the skills to be a competent Florist, as such this requires the course to be somewhat flexible in its delivery approach.

This course is delivered on campus in Surrey Hills, Victoria. A  combination of theory units and practical assessments make up this course with role play and simulated working environments incorporated in the delivery. Students will work in a simulated floristry work room at the college.


Completion of 21 units of competency (16 core and 5 electives)

Unit CodeUnit Name
SFLDEC001 Maintain floristry tools and equipment
SFLWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SFLSOP003 Recognise flower and plant materials
SFLSOP002 Work effectively in the floristry environment
SFLSOP004 Recieve and store floristry stock
SFLSOP005 Prepare and care for floristry stock
SFLSOP009 Sell floristry products
SFLSOP008 Provide quality service to floristry customers
SFLDEC006 Construct hand tied floristry products
SFLDEC008 Construct floristry products with a base medium
SFLDEC007 Construct wired floristry products
SFLDEC002 Design floristry products
SFLSOP001 Source information on floristry products and services
CUVACD201A Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
SFLDEC012 Interpret floristry design briefs
SFLSOP010 Prepare quotations for floristry products

Based on detailed industry consultation, MM College has selected the following five elective units of competency to meet the training package rules.

Based on detailed industry consultation, MM College has selected the following five elective units of competency to meet the training package rules.

Unit CodeUnit Name
SFLDEC005 Assemble floristry products
SIRXCCS201 Apply point-of-sale handling procedures
SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
BSBDES202 Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context

There are no prerequisite qualifications necessary to study the Certificate III in Floristry. To successfully enrol in the course does require the completion of a Pre-Training Review. This process allows MMCollege to also assess a students suitability to undertake the course including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy evaluation.

There are no specific entry requirements to study the Certificate III in Floristry however, students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review process to evaluate their suitability for the course. Although unnecessary students may opt to complete the entry level course, Certificate II in Floristry Assistant to give them some basic and foundational skills that will allow them to transition to the Certificate III in Floristry qualification.

Course assessments are delivered in the form of;

Written assessments

Practical assessments

Project work

Role Play

This qualification is nationally accredited and successful participants will receive a certificate for SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry

A credit transfer is the recognition that a unit or component of another training program may be equivalent in content and level to a unit or component of the training program you are seeking to undertake. A credit transfer can result in the exemption of some units or course requirements and reduce your fees. Relevant units deemed competent on Statements of Attainment or AQF Qualifications issued by other RTOs will be recognised. The credit transfer process incurs no additional costs when enrolling in a course with MMC. Any application for credit transfer(s) is required to be made at the time of enrolment.

MMCollege is committed to providing up-to-date and relevant Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) information to all students during enrolment and whilst enrolled. MMCollege staff will provide support and guidance regarding these enquiries.  The RCC assessment follows the same procedure as RPL described below. All applicants for RPL will be provided with a copy of the relevant unit of competency and evidence requirements for the units being applied for. Applicants who are able to provide satisfactory evidence that they have achieved the required unit of competency or competencies may progress through the course with an exemption for the RPL units.

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process, which recognises what you have learnt from:

  • Life experience
  • Work experience
  • Non-accredited/accredited training programs

These experiences are measured against the qualification/unit you are doing or want to do. If what you have learned at work or elsewhere is relevant to your course or qualification, you may not have to do certain units of the qualification again.

How does RPL work?

If you decide to apply for RPL, you will be asked for detailed records of your experience, employment, training, etc., which may be relevant. An RPL application form template (Appendix 1.2) can be requested from Administration. Part of the RPL process requires you to conduct a self-assessment and to provide evidence against each of the performance criteria in a unit of competency. Once this is completed, you will then have an interview with your trainer who will go through your evidence portfolio with you.

Please speak with staff during your enrolment process in regards to applications for RPL. Please note there is a cost for the RPL process to cover the time spent by trainers and administrators processing the RPL application.

401 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills Victoria 3127

Fees can vary depending on your eligibility for Government funding and your concession status. Please refer to our fees schedule for more information

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