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STOP DREAMING, BEGIN BELIEVING AND START CREATING.

Open a creative window to abundant opportunities in the Floristry Industry.

Study the complete skills necessary to become an industry freelancer, part time/ full time florist or business owner. Make floristry fit your lifestyle, work on your terms – whether thats weekends, seasonally or full time.

Thrive Flower School are eco-conscious and passionate about sustainability and nurturing your connection to flowers. Let us help you turn what might currently be a hobby or keen interest into a side hustle or a career change.

Learn in a purpose built studio that sits above a successful Floristry business. Witness the behind the scenes while studying and build industry relationships and contacts from the get go.

With work experience opportunities, a great balance between theory, practical and on-site curriculum, our complete course will give you the confidence to leap into the industry upon graduation.

2024 students have the amazing opportunity to be apart of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show.

*FORMERLY NAMED THE CAREER CHANGE COURSE 

COURSE FEATURES:

FLOWERS & SUNDRIES

All flowers, sundries and vessels are provided in the course fee's.

You will learn to work within the seasons with an abundance of quality and varied blooms. You also take everything you use in the classroom home with you.

COURSE BOOKS

Three course booklets are included: 
A floristry resource book, a Wedding & Event Styling e-Book and a Botanical reference book (school exclusive).

TOOL KIT

Every student receives an essentials toolkit, inclusive of:  an apron, hand towel, 2 x quality pairs of secateurs, a sharpener, gloves, floral tape, wires and a carry bag.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The course includes a photography workshop and ebook (school exclusive) as well professionally taken photographs of your portfolio and event styling classes.

EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

Our course has successfully been filtering graduates into the industry for the last 6 years. Our teachers also still work within the industry, so the curriculum and industry insights are completely current.

WORK EXPERIENCE

You will be provided with work experience opportunities at Thrive Flowers & Events during the course.

GRADUATION CERTIFICATE

Certificate upon successful graduation.

EXTENSIVE CURRICULUM

We cover both practical and theoretical course components ensuring all skills relevant to the industry are covered. Thrive Flower School is licensed to offer the, industry recognised, Bloom College Course Curriculum and Bloom College specialised floristry resources.

FACEBOOK GROUP

Access to a dedicated Facebook group for your course duration and beyond in order to network and communicate with other students and your teacher.

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION

We offer monthly, fortnightly and weekly payment plan options. These incur an $85 admin fee. 

SUSTAINABILITY

Our course is taught with sustainability at the forefront. Not only is our course completely foam free, but we share insights as to how to set up and run a business in a eco-conscious manner.

CAPPED CLASSES

Our courses have a maximum number of 9 students. This ensures quality of education through the ongoing opportunity of one on one time.

LOCATION

The school is located in our purpose built Moorabbin studio. Sitting above head teacher Alyssa's floristry business and next to one of Melbourne's best flower wholesalers. Our location provides even more insight for students into the industry and connections with quality wholesale purchasing for the duration of the course.

Please note: A minimum of 6 attendees is required for the course to proceed.

STUDY OPTIONS:

MID WEEK - WEDNESDAYS

Our 2024 Wednesday course will commence on 17th April.

Classes run from 11:00am - 6:00pm weekly (with the exception of school holidays and some excursions).

WEEKENDS - SATURDAY

Our 2024 Saturday course will commence on 16th March.

Classes run from 9:00am - 4:00pm weekly (with the exception of school holidays and some excursions).

PLEASE NOTE: ALL COURSE FEES INCLUDE A NON REFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE OF $300. THE BOOKING FEE IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE COURSE FEES. ALL PAYMENT PLANS INCUR AN ADMINISTRATION FEE OF $85, THIS FEE IS CHARGED ON TOP OF THE COURSE FEES. 

STUDENT INTERVIEW: 
COURSE CURRICULUM:

FLORISTRY 

A wide variety of commercial floristry arrangements:

  • Hand tied
  • Base medium
  • Wired and taped
  • Event styling

 

PORTFOLIO – DIGITAL 

We will cover how to submit and present your portfolio to potential clients and / or prospective employers.

EVENTS

  • Understanding the creative brief and client requirements
  • Design
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Staffing / time management

 

BOTANICALS – COMMERCIAL VARIETIES

Learn the different commercially grown varieties of both flowers and foliages. Learn availability, seasonality, care and substitutions for each botanical variety.

PRODUCT LINES

  • Flowers – botanical materials
  • Sundry items
  • Accessories
  • Ancillaries

QUOTING – COSTING

Quoting method and effective appointment procedures and methods. Ensure you get a return on your investment of time, money and expertise.

ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

Learn the universal design rules and how they specifically relate to Floral Design.

RETAIL – FLORISTRY SPECIFIC

  • Understanding buyers
  • Customer service skills
  • Costing, stock levels
  • Stock rotation
  • Store maintenance and presentation

CORPORATE/ SUBSCRIPTION FLOWERS 

We introduce you to how corporates relate to the profitability and success of your subscriptions. This includes how to run them efficiently and cost-effectively, how to gain and maintain them.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Full Course Fee’s for 2023 are $8,887. This can be paid up front, or they can be paid off via a 6 month payment plan. Please email us for further details. regarding the payment plan.

Course fee’s in 2024 will be $9,887 due to the inflation of the costs of flowers and sundries. The 2023 course price will be available until the end of Sept 2023 for students who want to book early for 2024 study.

No the Career Change Course is not government certified, we are a private School and are not a nationally recognised training provider. Which means we are not funded by the government nor do we follow the national training package. 

Being a fully funded private School allows us flexibility to include the most up to date industry skills and knowledge. 

 The floristry industry is not a regulated industry. Therefore, anyone wanting to start a career or business in floristry does not require any specific qualifications. We have designed the career change course with specific skills and knowledge relevant to enable graduates to meet the demands of the industry for today and into the future. Our delivery of content and course design utilises our extensive knowledge as Florists, floristry business owners and our previous experience teaching floristry in TAFE institutions. 

After successful completion you will be a Bloom College Career Change Course Graduate Florist. You will be prepared to either work within a floristry business or commence your own business.

Business owners within the industry will look for different aspects in graduates based on their needs and personal preferences. We find that a thorough portfolio and work experience through an internship will put you in a good position. 

There are no formal assessments, however your portfolio is a major project which must be completed to a minimum standard in order to graduate. We also have a minimum attendance level to meet. Please see terms and conditions for more details. 

If you have any queries, please contact us at school@thriveflowers.com.au. You are welcome to request to book a time to speak with our course Director, Alyssa Vere Flint 

Alternatively, if you are ready, please enrol by following one of the links above.

You can read all of the course Terms & Conditions by clicking here.

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