Floristry Career Pathways

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					Floristry Career Pathways
                                                                      Education                                             Job/Outcome                                                   Job Description
Skill Set
•	 Are you artistic and want to express your
•	 Are you a good communicator with solid
                                                                                                                                                              Own/ Manage Floristry Business: Manage staff, prepare and display fl oral
   business skills?                                                     Certificate IV in                      Manager Florist / Business Owner (with
                                                                                                                                                              arrangements at an advanced level, maintain financial and business records,
•	 Do you have a good sense of design, colour                              Floristry                           business, corporate and advanced design
                                                                                                                                                              development of business plans and opportunities. Development of specialist
   and texture?                                                        (Certificate III entry)                 skills). Specialist Florist/Designer.
                                                                                                                                                              skills in floristry.
•	 Do you have an appreciation for nature?

Career Prospects
•	 Floristry is a small occupation in Australia with
   approximately 6,000employees nationwide
•	 Employment for florists has risen strongly in
   the past five years and is expected to grow                 Statement of Attainment in
                                                                                                               Senior Florist (with corporate and advanced    Senior Florist: with advanced skills in design work and effective event
   slightly leading up to 2012-13                              Floristry - Advanced Design
                                                                                                               design Skills). Specialist Florist/Designer.   management. Development of specialist skills in floristry.
                                                                       (Certificate III entry)
•	 On average florists earn $600 a week and its
   an ideal career for self-starters who want to
   run their own business or work from home
   with flexible, family friendly hours

Why study at South Western Sydney
Institute?                                                                                                                                                    Senior Florist: Preparation of all fl oral arrangements, supervision of staff,
                                                                        Certificate III in
TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute is                                                                                                                  organise the storage, sale and delivery of arrangements domestically and
                                                                           Floristry                           Senior Florist
                                                                                                                                                              internationally, sourcing of all materials, liaise with public on a professional
your ticket to a better future.                         (Entry: Certificate II and access to retail florist)
                                                                                                                                                              level, establishment of costing structures and maintain records.
Get a head start with state-of-the-art facilities and
courses that are innovative, hands-on and reflect
current industry and business needs.
Our colleges provide students with the highest
level of education, a variety of flexible training
options and a range of support services to help
you succeed.                                                            Certificate II in                                                                     Floristry Assistant: Construct basic arrangements, provide service to a wide
                                                                          Floristry                            Floristry assistant                            range of customers, provide care for floristry stock, operate retail equipment,
                                                                 (Entry: access to retail florist)                                                            and maintain shop display under supervision.

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