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

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