The online New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 2) will give you the skills and knowledge to gain a qualification that provides entry into training and a career pathway in the floristry industry.
This fully online programme will prepare you for a career as a beginner florist working in floristry retail outlets. With further work experience and study, you could move into roles such as intermediate florists in floristry retail outlets.
For more information watch the programme overview video below.
What you will learn
When you complete this online qualification you will be able to:
- Prepare simple floristry items to meet customer specifications, and maintain quality of items to maximise their impact
- Carry out routine storage, care, and display of floristry stock and merchandise
- Communicate with floristry team members and customers to ensure the provision of appropriate customer service
- Maintain personal safety in a floristry workroom environment.
As part of FLO203 Introduction to Retail Floristry you need to do 40 hours of work experience. This can be in a volunteer or paid position, but must be in an approved workplace. Approval of the workplace will be undertaken by the Open Polytechnic on the recommendation of the New Zealand Professional Florists Incorporated (NZPF).
Display techniques will also be covered with a range of display type exercises that can be completed on job or off job.
Fee free offer
This qualification is currently being offered fee free. Read the Fee free tab to learn more about this offer.
Jessica Cooper, Floristry Graduate
Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga graduate Jessica Cooper has not only turned a hobby of picking and wrapping flowers into a career, but recently she attended the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.Learn more