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Term 2 - Classical Design

Being a florist is a most rewarding and exciting career where you can express your creative talents, work with one of nature's beautiful creations and touch the lives of others by helping them communicate through the medium of flowers.

What you will learn.

In this course you will learn where to buy floristry products. You will learn how to take care of cut flowers and learn to create timeless classical floral designs. You also will learn about the anatomy of flowers and which flowers are best to use for particular designs. You will learn how to cost and price flowers. This course will equip you will the basic skills and knowledge necessary when working in a florist shop.

Is this course for you?

This course is open to the general public, but particularly to entry level students interested in the floristry business. This is an online certificate course and is particularly applicable to school based trainees, year 10 school leavers and people wishing to gain entry into the floristry business. There are no prerequisites.

Units Covered:

  • Source information on floristry products and services SFLSOP001
  • Prepare and care for floristry stock SFLSOP005
  • Design floristry products SFLDEC002
  • Recognise flower and plant materials SFLSOP003


Your Instructor


Debby Birach Mayer
Debby Birach Mayer

Debby is the owner and head trainer at Flowers to Impress. She is a Dutch master floral designer with over 30 years of experience in four different countries. Debby owned a successful floristry business in Sydney for seven years and designed for a great number of prestige hotels around Sydney.

Debby has participated in international flower competitions and won awards for her innovative designs and fresh approach. Debby’s qualifications in floristry include horticulture, art, flower arranging and design to comprehensively include every aspect of flowers from growing flowers, to arranging cut flowers, to growing the business. Debby completed TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in April 2011.


Course Curriculum


  Lesson 5: Design Techniques
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  Lesson 5: Asymmetrical Basket
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  Lesson 7: Topiary Tree
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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