Floristry Competition

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 competition will see competitors design and create floral items to set briefs. Competitors will perform a number of floristry skills including designing, post-harvest care and conditioning knowledge of horticultural materials. He or she 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:

  • Have a good sense of colour, texture and design
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are free from allergies to pollen
  • Have an appreciation for different varieties of flowers

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Floristry Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 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. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Floristry Competitions are aligned to SFL Floristry National Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Floristry is aligned to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the SFL30115 Certificate 3 in Floristry Qualification:

  • SFLDEC002 – Design floristry products
  • SFLDEC006 – Construct hand tied floristry products
  • SFLDEC007 – Construct wired floristry products
  • SFLDEC008 – Construct floristry products with a base medium
  • SFLDEC012 – Interpret floristry design briefs
  • SFLSOP005 – Prepare and care for floristry stock
  • SFLWHS001 – Participate in safe working practices

Regional Tasks

  • Assess ideas for the production of floristry products
  • Interpret the design and job specifications
  • Construct the floristry product
  • Select flower and plant materials and ancillary items
  • Follow workplace health and safety procedures

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Floristry is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the SFL30115 Certificate 3 in Floristry Qualification.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • SFLDEC001 – Maintain floristry tools and equipment
  • SFLSOP004 – Receive and store floristry stock
  • BSBDES301 – Explore the use of colour
  • SFLSOP006 – Display and merchandise floristry products

National Tasks

  • Store tools and equipment
  • Assess ideas for the production of floristry products
  • Interpret the design and job specifications
  • Construct the floristry product
  • Select flower and plant materials and ancillary items
  • Prepare and condition flower and plant materials
  • Maintain, rotate and dispose of stock
  • Follow workplace health and safety procedures
  • Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour
  • Identify display requirements

Nationals Competition Duration

16 hours – 3 days

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