Floral Art School of Australia and International Floral Design School
Advanced Certificate of Floristry

Online Floristry  Correspondence Course   

  Term One Covers

  • Introduction to floristry.
  • Floristry tools and accessories.
  • The various styles of flower arranging.
  • Flowers and foliage A-Z.
  • Basic rules in floristry.
  • Care and conditioning of flowers and foliage.
  • Wiring flowers and foliage.
  • When to pick flowers.
  • How to condition flowers and foliage for the longest possible life.
  • How to make bows and streamers.
  • The principles of good design.

Freestyle Floral Designs - We include instructions on how to make many modern floral designs. Once you have completed the lessons you will then be able to create your own artistic freestyle designs.

Floristry Tips and Techniques - throughout the course we will share hundreds of helpful tips, techniques and the secrets that florists use.

  All Materials Supplied

We provide all materials for each term such as bowls, baskets, gift box, corsage and presentation box, floral foam, bases, ribbons, cellophane, bouquet holders, cards, wire and floral tape. Ample materials are provided to complete each lesson successfully. Fresh flowers are not included with the materials as you would appreciate, these would not last. You don't need to use expensive flowers - we include a list of suitable flowers you can use for each lesson. If you prefer you can use silk flowers for your lessons and you will then have a permanent sample of each design.

About The Course - The course was developed by Floral Art School of Australia with over 45 years experience in the Floristry industry. The course is suitable if you are interested in becoming involved in the floristry industry or for your own enjoyment.The course has been specially designed so it is very easy to follow and includes a large floristry manual with step-by-step lessons with lots of diagrams and a colour photo of each pactical lesson. You will also receive a password for student access to the online videos for each practical lesson so you will see the design actually being made. You e-mail or post photos of your practical lessons and Fay Chamoun, the Principal will work with you personally and comment on your progress and offer helpful suggestions if needed.

Study At Your Own Pace - You can study in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you best.

  Term One Practical Lessons

  • Lesson 1 – Corsages
  • Lesson 2 – Flower Basket
  • Lesson 3 – Posy
  • Lesson 4 – European Style Arrangement
  • Lesson 5 – A Line Arrangement
  • Lesson 6 – Tribute
  • Lesson 7 – Sheaf of Flowers
  • Lesson 8 – Modern Upright Design
  • Lesson 9 – Table Centrepiece
  • Lesson 10 – Bridal Bouquet

By the end of the first term you will be delighted at how much you have learnt.
Once you have completed the first term, you can then continue on to the second term.

  Term Two Covers

  • The history of flower arranging.
  • Choosing a career in floristry.
  • How to start up or buy your own successful florist shop.
  • How to cost cut flowers and make up work.
  • Deliveries, printing and signwriting.
  • Promotions, lots of ideas to promote your business.
  • Professional hints of the floristry trade.
  • Cut flowers and make up work.
  • Packaging and presentation.
  • Working as a florist.
  • How to apply for a position in a florist shop.
  • Buying flowers from the market, growers and wholesalers.
  • Flowers for special occasions.
  • How to photograph your designs and make an attractive floristry display album.
  • How to create wonderful floral designs for Mother’s day, St Valentine’s day, Christmas, Easter and other special occasions and events.

Start Your Own Florist Business From Home - With very little outlay you can turn your love of flowers into a profitable part-time business. Profits are high, much higher than in many other businesses. The profit margin on make-up work such as a bowl, basket and funeral tributes is often 200% or more and much higher for bridal designs.

Imagine Earning Extra Income Doing What You Love - We will show you how you can do this. Weddings can be very profitable. As well as creating the floral designs for the bride, bridesmaids, flower girls, corsages and buttonholes, you will often be asked to arrange the flowers for the church and the wedding reception. You can make hundreds of dollars from one wedding alone. The cost of your course fees can be repaid many times over.

  Term Two Practical Lessons

  • Lesson 11 – Gift Box of Flowers
  • Lesson 12 – Flower and Fruit Basket
  • Lesson 13 – Bridal Trailer
  • Lesson 14 – Topiary Tree
  • Lesson 15 – Cross
  • Lesson 16 – Flowers in a Vase
  • Lesson 17 – Arrangement with a Soft Toy
  • Lesson 18 – Presentation Box
  • Lesson 19 – Modern Arrangement
  • Lesson 20 – Double Ended Sheaf

  Term Three Covers

  • Flowers for the church.
  • Table centrepieces and party designs.
  • Flower garlands.
  • How to cost cut flowers and make up work.
  • How to create spectacular fantasy flowers.
  • The language of flowers.
  • The floral calendar.
  • Flowers throughout the year.
  • The different styles of tributes.
  • How to preserve the wedding bouquet.
  • Show work - How to enter your flower arrangements in flower shows.
  • Drying flowers.
  • Demonstrating flower arranging.

  Term Three Practical Lessons

  • Lesson 21 – Posy Bowl
  • Lesson 22 – Picture Card Arrangement
  • Lesson 23 – Gift Posy
  • Lesson 24 – Cylinder of Flowers
  • Lesson 25 – Flower Circlet and Boutonniere
  • Lesson 26 – Parallel Garden Arrangement
  • Lesson 27 – Contemporary Style Arrangement
  • Lesson 28 – Spray Posy
  • Lesson 29 – Modern Line Bouquet
  • Lesson 30 – Cascade Bouquet
Completion Time
Each student has up to 18 months to complete the full course of three terms  but you can complete it in less time than this as you work at your own pace. If circumstances occur you may apply for an extension of time to complete the course. 
Advanced Certificate Of Floristry 
On successful completion of the course you will receive  the
Floral Art School of Australia and
 International Floral Design School Advanced Certificate of Floristry.

           We all like to be recognised for our efforts. Completing the Floristry Course is one achievement you can be very proud of.

SPECIAL OFFER  - Enrol Now and we will send you a free book
Professional Floristry Techniques and a presentation pack with instructions on how to create additional fabulous floral designs.  

Now is your time to make your dreams come true in the Wonderful World of Floristry.
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