New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 2)


Entry requirements

If you are studying this programme you are only able to enrol in one course at a time.



You need to be able to complete the 40 hour practicum for FLO203 Introduction to Retail Floristry. You also need to have access to a floristry workplace for FLO203 Introduction to Retail Floristry. The workplace must be approved by the Open Polytechnic and have an NZPF endorsed verifier.


Literacy assessment

When you enrol in this qualification you need to complete the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. This is a requirement from the Tertiary Education Commission for all Level 1 to 2 qualifications. You will need to do it when you start your studies, and again during your study time.

There is no pass or fail for the assessment. When you finish you can see a visual report with your results. Your tutor will use your results from the first assessment to find out what support you may need.

How you will do the assessment

After you fill in your online enrolment application we will email you a link to this assessment.

If you do not have access to a computer:

  • you can take this test in a public library, or
  • a paper-based test may be administered under special conditions.
  • we will email you your second assessment before the end of your study time.

If you would like more information, please get in touch.


English language requirements

Domestic learners for whom English or Māori is not their first language must also have an IELTS (Academic or General) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent.


International learners and domestic learners living overseas

  • Domestic learners living overseas cannot enrol in this programme.
  • This programme is not open to international learners living in NZ or living overseas.

Computer and internet requirements

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.