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The ICI floristry course has been designed in consultation with the floristry industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently. Course units include:

Introduction

•    Introduction to Floristry
•    Benefits of a Career in Floristry

Creating Floral Arrangements

•    Services Provided By A Florist
•    How to Process, Store and Maintain Flowers
•    Flowers, Greens, and Plants
•    Popular Flowers
•    Greens and Fillers
•    Plants You Should Know
•    Elements and Principles of Design
•    Colour and Design
•    Design Basics
•    Arrangements and Design Styles You Need to Know
•    How to Make Floral Arrangements
•    How to Make a Container Arrangement
•    How to Make a Vase Arrangement
•    How to Make a Hand-Tied Bouquet
•    How to Make a Corsage or Boutonniere
•    How to Make Wedding Bouquet
•    How to Make a Funeral Wreath
•    How to Make a Basket Garden
•    How to Make a Fruit Basket
•    How to Dress a Plant
•    Wedding Flowers
•    Meeting With Clients
•    Flowers for Wedding Party Members
•    Décor for the Ceremony and Reception
•    Making the Arrangements
•    Delivery or Pickup of Arrangements
•    Funeral Flowers

Getting Hired

•    How To Find Job Openings: Advertised & Unadvertised Positions
•    Part-Time Jobs and Seasonal Help
•    How to Create a Job
•    Shop Visits
•    Job Hunting Materials: Prepare a Resume, Cover Letter & Portfolio
•    Interviews
•    What Florists are Looking For
•    How to Make a Great Impression
•    Interview Questions, Discussing Salary & Following Up

Starting Your Own Flower Shop

•    Options for Starting a Florist Business
•    Buying an Established Shop
•    Franchising
•    Opening a New Flower Shop
•    Getting Started
•    Creating a Business Plan
•    Financing, Insurance & Legal Matters
•    Choosing a Business Name and Logo
•    Choosing a Location
•    Rental Costs
•    Setup Fees & Price List
•    Types of Delivery Service
•    Supplies and Equipment
•    Tools of the Trade
•    Essential Equipment
•    Supplies
•    Business Equipment
•    Store Layout and Maintenance
•    Wholesalers and Suppliers
•    Types of Wholesalers and Producers
•    Choosing Materials
•    Advance Orders / Standing Orders
•    Coordination with Wholesalers for Special Orders

Getting and Keeping Customers

•    Choose Your Target Markets
•    Walk-In Customers
•    Phone Customers
•    Online Customers
•    Corporations
•    Hotels and Restaurants
•    Government
•    Hospitals
•    Funeral Homes
•    Marketing Your Business
•    Advertising & Promotional Tools
•    Trade Shows and Events
•    Free Media Publicity

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?

  • Fast track your career in floristry
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a floristry pro in months not years!
  • Study an floristry course that was designed in conjunction with the floristry industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't wast time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week

CAREER PROSPECTS

Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to brighten people's lives with flowers. Welcome to the world of floristry!

There are few careers that offer so many benefits. As a florist (floral designer or flower shop owner), you will be surrounded by beauty every day and have a career that is fun and interesting. You will have a hands-on job that gives you a sense of satisfaction with the results of your work. If you start your own florist business you can enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of being your own boss.

As a florist you will be involved with some of the most significant moments in people's lives. As a florist, you will help people:
  • express love with an elegant box of long-stemmed roses for Valentine's Day
  • welcome a new baby into the world with arrangements of delicate
  • pink and blue flowers
  • honour a mother with a beautiful bouquet on Mother's Day
  • celebrate a wedding with custom-designed bouquets and other flowers
  • brighten someone's stay in a hospital
  • add the perfect touch to parties and other events
  • remember loved ones with beautiful floral funeral tributes.

COURSE LEVELS EXPLAINED  


This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

1.    Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.

2.    Diploma: qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

3.    Advanced Diploma: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

STUDY MODE

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

CUT OFF DATE FOR THE NEXT INTAKE

Visit the following web page and scroll down to the bottom to find out when the next enrolment cut off date is:

http://www.ici.net.au/floristry-course

Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course its at your own pace and you determine when you finish. Don't miss out. Enrol today!

HOW TO ENROL

1. Enrol Online

The fastest way is to enrol online. Your details are kept secure and we don't share them with anyone.
To enrol online:

1.    Visit: www.ici.net.au/floristry-course
2.    Scroll down to the bottom of the page
3.    Click on the enrol now button
4.    Complete the secure online form.

2. Enrol via the Phone
Call: 1300 131 582