Introduction to Floristry

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This 6-week course is designed to teach you some basic flower arranging techniques and styles for your own home or as a step to further studies in floristry. 

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Description

This 6-week introductory course to the world of floristry will give you the skills and knowledge to make a variety of floral arrangements for you to enjoy. 

Each week participants will create a different arrangement, learning techniques and developing their skills through fun, hands-on activities and group work. 

You will learn about colour theory, how to keep flowers fresh, vase arrangements, wiring individual flowers, floral crowns, posies, bouquets and more. 

You will be able to take home your arrangements at the end of each class. 



Course dates, hours and location

Dates: Wednesdays 22 May - 26 June 2024 (6 sessions)

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: Eltham Living & Learning,739 Main Rd, Eltham 3095

 

Fees

Fully funded - $70 enrolment fee + $180 materials fee*.

Concession card holders - $40 enrolment fee + $180 materials fee*. 

Fee-paying - $210 + $180 materials fee*.

*The $180 ($30/per week) fee will cover the supply of fresh flowers used each week as well as all other materials required for the arrangements. You can take the arrangements home with you after the class. We need 24hrs notice of non-attendance at the class to receive a refund of the weekly materials fee. If notice is given within the 24hrs the weekly materials fee is non-refundable as the flowers would have already been purchased. 

 Government-subsidised fee

If you are a permanent Resident and/or Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school you are eligible for a government subsidised fee. 

Concession fee
This fee is available to:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran's Gold Card holders (but not their dependants).
  • Please note: if under 17 years of age and disengaged from school, participants will need to obtain an official Transition from School Form for us to sight.
    There are no pre-requisites for this course.
    People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".  You will also need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for a concession fee.  

For non-eligible individuals, the full fee will apply.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.  

Withdrawals and refunds

Refer to our Fees, charges and refunds policy for information about withdrawals and refunds in our government-subsidised and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.  


What to bring

Please bring an apron

Learning pathways

Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) 


About the tutor

My name is Tam. I love creating fresh, floral arrangements with a personal touch and have over 20 years experience in floristry. My love of flowers has brought me on a journey from London, England to the South-east of Melbourne. From working at London’s famous Dorchester Hotel, I have done customised floral arrangements for Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Drake and others.

I now run a floristry business called Florium Creations. All the flowers, materials, vases, ribbons, wrapping are hand selected by me to ensure optimum quality and freshness of flowers. I mostly use local growers and suppliers helping support small businesses like myself. I am looking forward to passing my experience and knowledge on to others. 


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If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.