Certificate IV in Floristry

National Code SFL40115 Available Campus
Course Code SFL40115-01V01
Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Industry Area Horticulture
Training Package SFLR1.0 Floristry
Course Brochure - PDF 1425KB

Nationally Recognised Training Nationally Recognised Training is available for this course       Government Subsidised Government Subsidised Training is available for this course      


This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior florists who use a range of highly developed floristry skills to design, construct and sell a diverse range of complex floristry products. These individuals have substantial depth of knowledge of construction techniques and floristry design elements and principles.

They work independently and many florists at this level have supervisory responsibilities to plan, monitor and evaluate the work of team members. Some senior florists take a lead role in coordinating the day-to-day operational and business activities of small floristry businesses.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a senior florist in a diversity of floristry industry business types including retail floristry shops, studios and online floristry businesses.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:
- achieved the Certificate III in Floristry via an Australian Apprenticeship Pathway; OR
- demonstrated floristry industry experience in applying the skills and knowledge in the Certificate III in Floristry. This is achieved via:
. providing a portfolio of evidence outlining how the skills and knowledge gained in the Certificate III in Floristry have been applied in an industry context; OR
. 12 months post qualification industry experience.

New enrolments

Select your preferred campus to enrol. If you would prefer to enrol in person, or online enrolment is not available for your course, please visit your chosen campus or call 131 674. See Enrolling and registering for more information on enrolling in a Government Subsidised course.

Please note that in addition to your formal training you may need to allow for additional study time. Your teacher will guide you in what is appropriate for you.


Subsidised fee

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled.

To be eligible for the Smart and Skilled subsidised fee you must be an Australian or NZ citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder. You must also be over 15, no longer at school, and live or work in NSW. See our Smart and Skilled page for full details.

The subsidised fees shown below are indicative only. What you will actually pay depends on your individual circumstances.You will be able to estimate your fee before completing your application or enrolment.

Full fee

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.

If you are granted recognition of prior learning or credit transfer for one or more units in this qualification, your student fee will be reduced.

For more information about eligibility, fees, payment plans, exemptions and concessions go to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Course related charges

You may be required to pay a course related charge in addition to the course fee. Course related charges cover the cost of materials, resources, equipment or services you may need to participate in your course.

Early school leavers and TVET

Prospective students under 17 years of age who have not completed Year 10 or equivalent should go to the Early School Leavers page or contact their school. Prospective TVET students should contact their school regarding enrolling in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students studying a nationally recognised qualification must have a Unique Student Identifier before enrolling. If you do not already have a USI, go to www.usi.gov.au to create one.

TAFE NSW courses run only if there is sufficient demand and resources.

Course availability

Important Dates

To undertake the Certificate IV in Floristry, students must first hold the Certificate III in Floristry. Some units in this course are delivered flexibly reducing the amount of time spent on campus. Plant material will be provided for practical sessions. For any additional enquiries regarding this course please contact 131 674


For further information contact us on 131 674 or (02) 9942 0333.

Government Subsidised

Part Time Day
Course Units
Attendance Tuesdays. Start Time: 9:00am. This course has face to face delivery of 5 hours a week for practical Units and 3 Hours blended (face to face and online) for theory Units per week for over 36 Weeks. Most of the theory units in this course are delivered flexibly reducing the amount of time spent on campus. You can expect to do an additional at least 4 hours/week of self-directed study, which may include (eg. Portfolio work, online learning, practising technical skills,workplace learning and self-study).
Commences 24 July 2018 - Classes held on Tuesday
Length 36 weeks, 8 hours per week
Subsidised fee From $2,360.00
The fee shown is indicative only. Click on CALCULATE FEE to check your eligibility and estimate your fee.
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