Floral Designers, or Florists, cut and arrange live, dried and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays. They arrange bouquets, create wreaths and terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape and foam. Florists help customers select flowers, keep financial records, answer telephones, sell giftware items and receive payments.
The WorldSkills Australia Floristry Competition will see Competitors design and create floral items to set briefs. They will perform a number of floristry skills including designing, post-harvest care and conditioning knowledge of horticultural materials. Competitors will also be required to demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principals of floral design as well as the application of various key floristry techniques.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN FLORISTRY IF YOU:
- Are interested in practical, hands-on work.
- Have a good sense of colour, texture and design
- Have an appreciation for different varieties of flowers
- Enjoy following trends
- Have creative flair
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Floristry Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Floristry Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.
WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Floristry Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Floristry Competitions are aligned to National Floristry Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Floristry aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry Qualification.
The Regional Competition will see Competitors demonstrate their well-developed floristry skills to design and construct floristry products. The Competition consists of 4 modules. Competitors will be required to demonstrate their floristry skills whilst they design and create a hand tied bouquet, design and create a table arrangement, design and create a wired bouquet and design and create a surprise item.
The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Floristry:
- Ideas and concepts to produce floristry products
- Interpretation of design and job specifications
- Construction of the floristry product
- Selection of flower and plant materials and ancillary items
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Floristry is aligned to the Units of Competency contained in the SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry Qualification.
The National Competition will see Competitors demonstrate their well-developed floristry skills to design floristry products, construct hand tied floristry products, construct wired floristry products and construct floristry products using a base medium. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Floristry:
- Interpretation of job specifications.
- Recognition and selection of flower, plant, and presentation materials
- Use of floristry tools, equipment and hazardous substances safely
- Floristry techniques
- Elements and principles of design
- Compliance with job specifications, for technical and aesthetic quality
- Problem Solving
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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Learn more about this course by following this link Certificate III in Floristry.