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FLORISTRY CAREER CHANGE COURSE

FLORISTRY CAREER CHANGE COURSE ​
FLOWER BASICS COURSE ​
Floristry Career Change Course
Floristry Career Change Course
Floristry Career Change Course
Floristry Career Change Course
Floristry Career Change Course
Floristry Career Change Course

MAKE FLORISTRY YOUR NEW CAREER.

Immerse yourself in flowers!

Learn the skills and industry knowledge to set your new career in floristry blooming.

Our Career Change Course features both practical and theoretical components ensuring all skills relevant to the industry are covered; from the fundamentals such as flower care and selection, through to flower arranging, design elements and principles, pricing and construction for events.

Thrive Flowers head teacher Alyssa’s floristry business runs underneath the school and is located next to a flower wholesaler. You will have a great opportunity for work experience in the same building you study in, with even more insight into the industry and connections with wholesale purchasing for the duration of the course.

Course Inclusions:

FLOWERS & SUNDRIES

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

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

COURSE BOOKS

Three course books: 
Floristry resource book, 
Wedding & Event Styling e-Book and Botanical reference book.

TOOL KIT

Essentials Toolkit: 
Apron, Hand Towel, 2 x pairs Secateurs, Sharpener, Gloves, Floral Tape, Wires & Bag.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

FACEBOOK GROUP

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

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION

An easy payment plan is available with a total of 6 payments over 6 months, please get in touch for more information school@thriveflowers.com.au

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:

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.