floristry training course at a floristry school or learn flower
arrangement by correspondence
from a floristry school
At the Floral Art School, 22 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick, Victoria 3185
(Ph (03/9523 5052), you can learn all about how to care for flowers and
the basic rules of floral art, either by correspondence or on campus.
Floristry training courses have been offered since 1972 and are
extensive and cover all you will need to know to take up floristry as a
career or for flower arranging as a hobby.
At Pearsons School of Foristry, Unit 6, 7-29 Bridge Road, Stanmore, NSW
2048, and at 50 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, (Ph 02/9550 7755), you may
select from one day floral workshops, or flower arranging for your
personal enjoyment, right through to fully accredited floristry
training courses. Pearsons have grown from a single flower shop
operation in 1969 to the present total of nine retail outlets located
across Sydney in New
South Wales. Floristry training courses have been offered since 1997,
and, with their hands on knowledge about floristry, all of your
questions can be answered.
At the Academy of Floral Art, situated at 72 Singleton Road, Wisemans
Ferry, NSW 2775 (Ph 1300 022 233) there a maximum class size of eight
students so you receive individual attention, and this small class size
assists in quickly building confidence and the understanding of the
different design concepts that are employed in floral art. The
Commercial/Hobby Course consists of four terms of eight classes that
cover spiral hand bunching, cross-stem and spiral vase arrangements,
modern arrangements and commercial designs. The Commercial Wedding
Specialist Course is wide ranging from Bridal bouquets to buttom holes
and from church decorations to staircase designs.
Located at Suite 39c, City West Centre, Plaistowe Lane, West Perth, WA
6005, (Ph 08/9321 0222) the Flowers Design School offers formal
training in a Nationally Recognised training path in Certificate II,
Certificate III and Certificate IV, or reduced to shorter sections to
enhance specific skills. They also offer assistance and advice to
foreign students on a wide range of topics including arrival,
accommodation, banking and currency, living costs, public transport,
social customs, etc..
Based in Artamon, NSW, Cengage is a distance education by
correspondence institution which began in 1921. Australian and overseas
students are able to gain a Cengage
Certificate in Floral Design to assist with employment or to
progress a hobby. Phone from within Australia 1300 853 033
The Marjorie Milner College located at 401 Canterbury Road, Surrey
Hills, Melbourne, Victoria 3127, (Ph 03/9880 7257), was founded
in1946 and is a large industry based training college offering
Certificate 11 in Floristry, Certificate 111 in Floristry and
Certificate 1V in Floristry. As courses are also funded by the
Victorian and the Commomwealth Governments, some students may be
eligible for very low cost training under the Jobs for your Future
programme. The attendance times are flexible with week/night classes
available and teachers are highly qualified. In the four year period to
2009 the students won over forty five industry awards and prizes, and
these are listed on the Marjorie Milner College website. Prospective
students should be aware that there is no Diploma in Floristry that
is recognised by the Australian Education Department or the Floristry
Industry. Cerificate IV in Floristry is the highest recognised
accredited course in Australia.
Located in Hamilton, Brisbane, Qld. (ph 07/3607 0552), The Flower
School runs a variety of floristry training courses from the
Introduction to Floristry to the Floristry Career Course. This latter
course can be completed in three weeks and consists of three main
modules that provide in-depth training in wedding flowers, large
pedistal arrangements and floral art for Christmas, The various
floristry training courses can be undertaken on a flexible timetable
day and evening classes, and private tuition can be arranged.
At The Designer School of Floristry, 518 Goodwood Road,
Daw Park, South Australia 5041 (Ph 08/8272 3262) there is a Beginners
Course which provides a starting point for those with little or no
experience. An Extension Course which covers the more challenging
techniques which can then be followed by the Creative Course where your
own creativity style and ability will be developed to a higher level.
The School also offers a consulting service to any small floral
owner wants to further develope a business.
TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Schools
TAFE Schools also offer a range of floral training courses at various
levels and contact points are
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