SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry

Flowers to Impress School of Floristry (RTO #32420)

Term 1 – Construct compels design
Term 2 – Innovative ideas at work
Term 3 – Managing and promoting flower shop

Course Name: SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry

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Is this course for me?

SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry has been designed to develop the skills and knowledge of more experienced employees in the floristry industry. To do this work you will require extensive product knowledge and specialist skills in flower design. The Certificate IV will require you to develop leadership and problem solving skills. This certificate equips you to create advanced floristry designs and take your place as a leader in the florist industry.

Course Description:

SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry has been designed to develop the skills and knowledge of more experienced employees in the floristry industry. You will develop business skills, front line management skills and skills in advanced floristry design. This course applies to those who are owner / managers of a floristry outlet with responsibility for the managerial and financial operations of the small business.

This course is open to the general public, but particularly to experienced employees in the floristry business. This certificate can follow on from immediately from SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry. You will need to complete Certificate III in Floristry or demonstrate equivalent skills.

What will you learn?

  • Design and manage a large scale event

  • Implement floristry products and services

  • Develop innovative ideas at work

  • Create an innovative work environment

SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry is expected to take 4 terms of study. The course includes 7 practical sessions of classroom lectures, as well as 3 online units of competency and projects to complete.  A period of 8 weeks has been allowed for each online unit.  This course is expected to be completed in 1½ to 2 years. As participants gain experience in the floristry industry, more advanced floristry techniques will be addressed in the course. Business subjects will be presented in small groups. Participants will bring case studies from their current business or potential business to contextualise the subject matter. Most business subjects can be applied to Certificate IV in Small Business.

Course includes:

  • Create custom made, advanced and large scale floral designs

  • Create floral designs to competition specifications

  • Apply techniques to update floristry industry knowledge

  • Units of Competency from Certificate IV in Small Business

  • Management including business planning and managing finances

SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry has the following units:

  • SFLDEC003 Design complex floristry products

  • SFLDEC009 Construct complex floristry products

  • SFLDEC010 Coordinate floristry products for special occasions

  • SFLMGT001 Coordinate floristry work teams

  • SFLSOP012 Maintain and order floristry stock

  • SFLWHS002 Provide a safe work environment

  • AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant designs

  • BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances

  • BSBSMB407 Manage a small team

  • BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances

  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business

  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Where is it?

The practical and theory sessions will take place in the classroom at Flowers to Impress School of Floristry, Shop 1, 33 Bell St Mall, Toowoomba. There will also be workbooks to complete at home and you will be expected to gain work experience at a practicing florist shop.

What if I'm not in Toowoomba?

We also run sessions in other locations and online. See our Regions page or contact us to find out more about study in your location.

How much study is there?

You will be expected to research industry needs, plan an event and complete projects.

What is in it for me?

This course is designed to increase your skills in areas required to be successful in the floristry industry. Participants can gain employment in the floristry industry or continue towards further education in the floristry sector with SFL50115 Diploma of Floristry. Also, you could continue with your studies in the retail industry in general as many units of competency pertain to the Retail Training Package.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the program enables you to apply for these types of jobs:

  • Florist

  • Freelance florist

  • Promoting wholesale new products

  • Promoting cut flowers new products

  • Manager for floral events

Or enrol in another course of study such as:

  • SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management

  • BSB42618 Certificate IV in Small Business Management

  • Bachelors of Art and Design

How do I get in?

You must demonstrate a skill level equivalent to Certificate III in Floristry to enrol in Certificate IV in Floristry.

Applicants to the course may be interviewed to determine your experience and training needs. You may be required to undertake a literacy assessment in order to demonstrate competency at the required level.

Language, Literacy, and Numeracy requirements

This course requires effective language, communication, and interpersonal skills. You will be expected to work with customers and other staff members.

You should be able to read and understand a range of simple texts and write a range of short answers. You should be able to deal easily with straightforward calculations either manually and / or using a calculator. If you need further assistance, we can offer you language, literacy, and numeracy assistance beyond the course hours for an additional fee for service.

How am I assessed?

Assessment is competency based. At the end of each term there will be short-answer theory questions and a demonstration of practical floristry skills.

We will also take into account your written workbooks for retail theory. 

We will ask for you to complete a logbook to verify your practical experience in the workplace as well as complete research and projects.

Credit Transfer

Flowers to Impress School of Floristry recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO). If you have completed some of this qualification with another RTO, then please contact your course coordinator for credit transfer.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is available if you have experience in retail sales and in floral design. Those persons who have completed the Certificate III in Floristry may be granted credit for all 21 core units previously completed at Certificate III level. Please ask for further information.

  1. Contact our staff to discuss your past experience and / or qualifications in floristry.

  2. Provide a portfolio of evidence, oral or written questions to substantiate claims

  3. Demonstrate your skills and current competencies.

Evidence should demonstrate an acceptable level of floristry skills and current industry knowledge.

Cost of Recognition of Prior Learning is: $2250.00

Additional training to fill any gaps will incur an additional charge of $500.00 per day.


Cost for each ten week term is $2400.00 (excluding flowers & materials). An additional $300.00 enrolment fee which is non-refundable is required prior to the beginning of the course. 

The full term fee is payable by the end of each term.

Cost includes: tuition, floristry materials, classroom materials and assessment.

Students provide: flowers.

Refund policy

All fees and charges will be outlined to students before enrolment for courses offered by Flowers to Impress. Should Flowers to Impress cancel any course, participants are entitled to a full refund or transfer of funds to a future course. An initial non-refundable deposit of $300.00 will apply to all courses, payable two weeks before course commencement. No refund is available to participants who leave before finalising the course or unit of competency unless they can provide a medical certificate or show extreme personal hardship. In that case, fees may be refunded on a pro-rata basis.

All monies received are entered into the Flowers to Impress accounting system and are not accessed until the course commences. Flowers to Impress has a comprehensive record keeping system to track payments and ensure pro-rata refunds for eligible students.

How do I apply?

For full time or part – time study, please contact Debby Birach-Mayer at Flowers to Impress. An enrolment form is available from our offices or via our website.

Each person will be interviewed to determine if this course is right for you.

Our commitment to you:

Upon completion of each unit of competency, you may choose to exit with a Statement of Attainment for competencies achieved. 

When you complete all the course work and assessments, you will be awarded the certificate for SFL40115 Certificate IV in Floristry.


Enrolment Form

Certificate IV Course Information Sheet