How to become a Florist

Florists prepare floral arrangements such as bouquets, sprays, wreaths and vases of flowers. They also organise the storage, sale and delivery of floral arrangements.

Personal requirements of a Florist

  • Enjoy artistic and creative activities
  • A good sense of colour, texture and design
  • An appreciation of different varieties of flowers
  • Good communication skills
  • Sound business skills (if interested in operating a business)
  • Attention to detail

Education & Training for a Florist

To become a florist you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a florist through an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit

Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0%

NSW 34.1%

NT 0%

QLD 15.6%

SA 3.9%

TAS 1%

VIC 31.2%

WA 14.1%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 11%

Female 89.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 10.1%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 49.6%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 27.9%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 12.4%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 23.4%

Above 35 years: 69.2%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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