Your Creative Floristry Career

As a florist we work in a world where we express creativity through incredible blooms. Our role is to interpret our client's emotions and vision in flowers. We create beautiful designs from fragrant posies to spectacular floral installations.

If you are passionate about flowers, Certificate III will start you on your floral journey. The course will ensure you are ready to thrive in a variety of floristry fields such as retail, gifting, weddings, events and styling. Our goal is to provide you with practical knowledge and technical ‘tricks of the trade’. The focus is on developing YOU as a florist.

  • Learn designs that are both contemporary and classical
  • Build your intuitive knowledge of flowers and design
  • Be ready to work in the florist industry
  • Become a qualified florist
Tips for the Aspiring florist....

SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry

  • Location Darlinghurst NSW
  • Mode Classroom
  • Duration Flexible options 3, 6 or 9 months
  • Next Intake January 2022
  • Materials Yes, flowers supplied*
  • Class days Tuesday (sold out), Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday
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The Pearsons Certificate III program has been developed with a contemporary florist and learner in mind. Based on the national curriculum and our 50 years experience in the florist industry, we have developed a program that reflects current trends in floristry.

You will build your skills in:

  • Flowers: their use in design and professional care.
  • Design: flower styling, colour, sketching and photography
  • Floristry Techniques: Creating floral designs for use in retail floristry, gifting, weddings, funerals and special events.
  • Working in floristry: We treat the classroom as a florist studio. Each design has a customer and occasion in mind.

Our classroom program is divided into seven learning clusters, each with a specific theme. There are 32 days in the classroom plus 5 days of Work Experience.

One of the features of the Pearsons Certificate III program is FLEXIBILITY. The typical Pearsons student is busy juggling study, family, and work so we have developed three programs offering you choice as to how fast you complete your studies.

  • Classic Program – popular & well-paced over 9 months.
  • Accelerated Program - over 6 months
  • Intensive Program – over 3 months

SFL30115 Units of Competency

Why study at Pearsons?

Pearsons are a Registered Training Organisation delivering nationally accredited and award winning programs. We share our 50 years of experience in the flower industry and 21 years in training with our students throughout the course.

This means our students can be confident they receive the best training and support and have access to a range of additional resources.

  • Flexible study options including fast-tracking
  • Career support and job opportunities
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Access to Flower Markets and Flower Farms
  • Contemporary skills, materials and design
  • Guest Designers from around the world


Fees + more information 

Enter your details below for Fees and more information on our Certificate III Program:

  • 2022 course fees and payment plan options
  • Course structure and course units
  • Course duration with flexible study options

Mia Stretton - 6 Month Accelerated Program

I am missing school so much, it was such a wonderful period of learning, I learnt so much and it’s already helping me move forward in my flower journey.

July 2020 Graduate

Nerija Rupsys

"Making people smile. It is the best feeling making something that can have such an impact on someone. Customers always say “it must be so nice to work with flowers all day” - although it may not be glamorous, I love it!"

- Nerija Rupsys, PSF Graduate

Student Stories

"I love to create large arrangements and ceiling installations, I chose to work on the wedding and event side of floristry and take as many opportunities to freelance as possible to gain experience."

- Derek Law, PSF Graduate.

Student Stories

"I loved the opportunities the School provided from visiting their favourite growers at their farms to allowing us students to assist big name florists in the industry."

- Leanne Lee, PSF Graduate.

Smart & Skilled

The Smart and Skilled program allows students to have their fees partially subsidised by the NSW government. Booked out until JULY 2022


Find the answers to our most asked questions on the SFL30115 Certificate III course.