Allow your skills to grow and flourish with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant). Floristry is a stable industry in Australia, with over 4,000 job opportunities predicted over the next five years. You will be taught everything you need to know in order to work confidently as a floristry assistant.Real world experience before you graduate
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) will equip you with knowledge in flower and foliage identification and design and display processes, as well as retail skills and customer service. Our extensive industry connections ensure that your skills, techniques and designs are up-to-date with current trends. Melbourne Polytechnic's partnership with Flowers Victoria and The Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria will give you the opportunity to assist during the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, granting your qualification an immersive experience and industry credibility.Watch your future bloom
Qualified floristry assistants have the ability to work within a range of practices within the floristry field. You might find employment as a retail floristry assistant within wholesale environments or as florist assistant for events. You can continue to refine your floristry skills through pursuing a Certificate III in Floristry at Melbourne Polytechnic, and choose an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship stream.
Once you've graduated you could gain employment in the floristry enterprises producing floral arrangements, retailing floral work, and preparing flowers for sale
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.