The SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry Program

What is covered in SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry?
When can you start your study program?
How long will it take you to complete the Certificate III Program?
Where are the classes held?
Pearsons innovative program
Course Fees
Early Bird Dates
The Enrolment Process
Work experience and career opportunities
Remote induction program

What is covered in SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry?

Certificate III will prepare you to start working as a professional Florist. The focus of this qualification is to build your:

  • Flower Knowledge
  • Design Skills
  • Practical Floristry Skills
  • Understanding of the floristry workplace

SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry has 21 units or subjects and you must be assessed as competent in all units be be awarded your qualification. This can be achieved by successfully completing all practical assessments, theory assignments and formal work experience.

Units Covered SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry


When can you start your study program?

Pearsons have FOUR intakes each year so you can start your program in either:

  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

 You will be offered a choice of study days at each intake.

How long will it take you to complete the Certificate III Program? 

We offer flexible study options to suit your schedule. Most students choose to study the course over 9 months, studying one day per week. You may also choose to fast track your studies and finish the course in as little as 3 or 6 months. 

Each enrolment is valid for two years, giving you the flexibility to defer at any point and resume your studies within this timeframe.

Your study program at Pearsons: 3, 6 or 9 months… up to 2 years!

How long will it take you to complete the Certificate III program?

Where are the classes held?

50 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

View our location 

Our campus is centrally located in Darlinghurst, a 10-minute walk from the Sydney CBD. It is close to trains and buses with a few parking stations close by.


Pearsons innovative program

The Pearsons program is a blend of classroom work and self-paced study.  

  • 2 Day Remote Induction program via TEAMS  
  • Attend 33 full-day classes at our Workshop in Darlinghurst 
  • 2-6 hours a week of self-paced study 
  • Most classes start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm 
  • Complete 5 days of work experience 
  • All classes are held at the Darlinghurst School location 
  • All Flowers, foliage, wrapping, and tools are included*  
  • Part time and Full-time study options available. 

Remote induction program 

Two days working from home - to be completed prior to your Classroom Program.

Over these two days you will join a series of live sessions via Microsoft Teams. Between sessions you will complete a series of tasks and communicate with your trainer. You will be allocated key assignments with due dates running throughout our program.

Topics covered:

  • Flower Knowledge
  • Prepare and care of cut flowers
  • The elements and principles of design
  • Colour
  • Digital images
  • Working Safely

What you will need to complete these sessions:

  • Computer and access to the internet
  • Quiet place to complete allocated tasks
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent

Work experience and career opportunities  

To complete your Certificate III program all students must undertake a minimum of 5-days of work in the industry. This can be paid or unpaid work and can be either at Pearsons or in any wedding or retail florist.

Work Experience: Living the Flower Dream

The Enrolment Process

Want to learn more before you enrol?

  • Call our Enrolment Manager to discuss your study options  9550 7755
  • BOOK AN INFORMATION SESSION - Attend a free information session to learn more about Pearsons School of Floristry courses and floristry as a career.

Register your interest

  • Complete the PRE-ENROLMENT FORM with your study preferences
  • Please review Pearsons Terms and Conditions prior to your enrolment. This includes payment terms, refund policy and fee protection.
  • Enrol before the Early Bird Cut Off dates to be eligible for a course fee discount.
  • Deposit must be paid at enrolment and is Non-refundable.


Can my training be subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled?

LIMITED AVAILABILITY with strict entry and study criteria.

To study with Smart and Skilled funding at Pearsons, applicants must be:

  • Between 18-21 years old or overworking in the FLORIST industry
  • No longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

You can find more information on the Smart and Skilled study option here on our website.


Course Fees 

The SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry course costs $11,000. 

There is an early bird discount available of $500 if you enrol early.

You pay a $1500 non-refundable deposit, with the balance paid in monthly instalments over the duration of your program.

Fees are automatically deducted from your nominated bank account on the 1st day of each month.

9 month program:  $1,000 per month for 9 months

6 month program:  $1,500 per month for 6 months

3 month program:  $3,000 per month for 3 months

What is included in my fees:

  • All tuition fees *
  • All Flowers except for three assignments 
  • All wrapping, tools and sundries
  • Pearsons Enrichment program

What is NOT included in my fees:

  • Flowers for three assignments  (Budget $200 WHOLESALE)
  • Replacement of lost Sundry Items and Workbooks
  • If you miss a class or want to repeat a class, you can subject to availability. There will be a material/admin fee.
  • Private Tuition *
  • Flowers and materials for optional SELF-PACED Tutorials

Early Bird Dates

ENROL before the EARLY BIRD CUT OFF and Save $500 off your STUDENT FEES.

December 1st
March 1st
June 1st
September August 1st


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Della Prowse

“Best part of the program was the value add and the industry knowledge and connections of the trainers.”

- PSF Graduate 2019