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

Floristry As A Career - Learn To Be A florist

Floristry as a career

Being a florist can be a very exciting and challenging career.

If you are considering a career in floristry, you should enjoy working with flowers and be willing to learn about the floristry industry.

You will need to be able to arrange flowers in an attractive manner and be a reasonably quick worker.

At Floral Art School of Australia and International Floral Design School Advanced Certificate of Floristry Courses you will learn how to create floral designs for many different occasions.

As a florist is dealing closely with the public, you should have a genuine liking for people, and have a pleasant and helpful manner.

A florist has the pleasure of helping a bride-to-be select just the right flowers and type of bridal bouquet for the most important day of her life – her wedding day.

Flowers touch the emotions of other peoples’ lives. Customers ordering funeral tributes are often relatives or close friends of the deceased and may be emotionally upset. As a florist, you will need to be sympathetic and understanding.

The florist shares the joy and excitement when a proud new father orders flowers for his wife in hospital.

Floristry is not all glamour. There is a lot of hard work and long hours involved. The duties in a florist shop will include:

• Unpacking stock as it comes into the florist shop
• Conditioning flowers and watering plants
• Pricing merchandise and displaying it attractively
• Attending to customers
• Answering the telephone
• Completing orders and making up designs for the shop
• Making sure the florist shop is clean and tidy
• Keeping book work up to date
• Changing the shop window display