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Study a floristry training course at a floristry school or learn flower arrangement by correspondence from a floristry school

Floral Art 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.

Pearsons School of Floristry.

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.

Academy of Floral Art.

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.

The Flowers Design School

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..

Cengage Education Pty.Ltd.

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

Marjorie Milner College.

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.

The Flower School.

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 with day and evening classes, and private tuition can be arranged.

The Designer School of Floristry.

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 principles and 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 buisness 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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