Take the first step to launching your career as a florist

With almost 2,000 florists currently operating in Australia*, it’s clear to see that our country’s love of sending and receiving flowers is as popular as ever.

Designed in consultation with the floristry industry, the Executive Diploma of Floristry is one of our most popular online courses, and will teach you everything you need to know about becoming a successful florist, whether you want to work for someone, or start your own business.

*Statistics taken from Australian Flower Industry Magazine website 2015 http://australianflowerindustry.com.au/industry/data/

Course units include:

  • An introduction to floristry
  • How to create floral arrangements
  • Getting hired as a florist
  • Starting your own flower
  • How to acquire and keep new customers
  • Marketing your business
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course details

  • Course: Floristry
  • duration: Self paced. On average 14 to 31 weeks
  • delivery: Online
  • Recognised: Yes
  • Qualification: Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Floristry
  • accreditation: This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

career prospects

As a florist you will be involved with some of the most significant moments in people’s lives. You will help people:

  • Express love with an elegant box of long-stemmed roses for Valentine’s Day
  • Welcome a new baby into the world
  • Honour a mother with a beautiful bouquet on Mother’s Day
  • Celebrate a wedding with custom-designed bouquets and other flowers
  • Brighten someone’s stay in a hospital
  • Add the perfect touch to parties and other events
  • Remember loved ones with beautiful floral funeral tributes.

Learn At Your Own Pace, Wherever You Are

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance Learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also gives you the option of fast tracking your studies (and career) and means you’re not locked into a rigid timetable.

Your course content and learning experience, which also includes online support from industry experienced tutors, has been designed to ensure you stay informed and engaged. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world, which means you can fit it around your lifestyle. Rest assured, as an ICI student, you’ll never have to endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

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What’s included?

All of the following items are included in the cost of the course fee.

Upon enrolment, you will

  • All required course notes.
  • Wholesale flower grower and distributor contacts for purchase of flowers.
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback.
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions & guidance needs.
  • A student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas! Save on transport, accommodation, communications, food, shopping, movies & more.

Once you’ve completed the course
you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies & qualifications as a florist.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers.
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name, which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipFL.
  • Job search assistance via the Graduate Career Services Program.

Why choose ICI?

ICI is one of the leading providers of career focused, distance education programs. Since we started in 1978 we’ve equipped hundreds of students with skills that will increase their value to employers, and ensure they enjoy a long and successful career.

Here are just some of the reasons why they chose ICI. We offer:

Flexible Online Learning

The course’s online delivery means you can study at home, or at work, whenever you have time. We give you plenty of time to complete the course, with the option of fast tracking in a matter of months, or taking up to three years if needs be.

Ongoing Career Support

Upon completing your career training the Institute gives you access to a whole range of FREE career services. The services are designed to help you find employment or even start your own business.

A Proven Success Rate

In a 2016 Student survey of ICI Graduates:

91% Met student expectations

98% Happy with tutorial support

91% Would recommend to a friend

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Hear From ICI Students

  • I came into this course with no knowledge of floristry and feel like I'm graduating with great ideas to build upon for my future as a florist. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. - Maria V
  • I found the floristry course very informative and gained proper knowledge on the floristry industry in all aspects. The tutors were great and very helpful with any questions I asked. I would recommend this course to anyone who loves flower arranging or has a desire for a new career in this industry. A very detailed, fun and informative course. - Tracy B.

enrol NOW and start pursuing your dream of becoming a florist

We offer easy interest free payment plans from as little as $49 per week.
Pay upfront and get 10% OFF the total course fee.

Next Enrolment Cut Off Date:

Course Level
Diploma of Floristry
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$49 x 32 weeksenrol now
Course Level
Advanced Diploma of Floristry
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