Open a creative window to abundant opportunities in the Floristry Industry.
Study the complete skills necessary to become an industry freelancer, part time or 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.
*FORMERLY NAMED THE CAREER CHANGE COURSE
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A wide variety of commercial floristry arrangements:
PORTFOLIO – DIGITAL
We will cover how to submit and present your portfolio to potential clients and / or prospective employers.
BOTANICALS – COMMERCIAL VARIETIES
Learn the different commercially grown varieties of both flowers and foliages. Learn availability, seasonality, care and substitutions for each botanical variety.
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
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.
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.