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Floristry Training: Victoria

If you would like to become a Florist, improve your creative floristry skills or just looking for extra training in Victoria, then you are in the right place.
Floristry short courses, workshops and nationally recognised training are all listed below with a super handy interactive map so you can find the nearest Floristry training throughout Victoria.
(If you are looking for Floristry training around NSW click here)

Maybe you’re thinking about becoming an Apprentice Florist? If you are, then you must check out our Floristry Apprenticeship Guide which will give you all the necessary information to help you make an educated decision.

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training in Australia is heavily regulated to ensure consistency and quality of training courses. Nationally recognised Floristry Training means that the course will be acknowledged and accepted by the floristry industry and governing bodies nationwide.

Local Students may be eligible for Government subsidies and VET loans on some course fees, and it is best to check out the relevant Registered Training Organisations website or contact them for further information.
Students who have a Concession card may be eligible for a discounted rate, check out to see if you qualify for a healthcare card.

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Floristry Workshops and Short Courses:

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Perhaps you are just looking to improve your floristry skills or maybe wanting to begin your career?

Spoilt for choice, we have many various short courses and workshops available throughout Victoria which can range from a few hours to weeks, days or nights and even online. No matter what level of experience you may have in floristry, you will find a course to suit, from introductory to advanced floral design and everything in between.

Each School has different class types, durations, inclusions, etc. The courses may change regularly, use the prices as a guide only and check their websites for a more detailed and up to date comparison.

Bloom College

Bloom College Flower Design School has a vast selection of Short Courses and Workshops for beginners, the hobbyist and anyone interested in a floristry career.

No prior experience is necessary; classes are fun, discover your inner creativity and make new friends.

Bloom College’s Courses and Workshops are available across three locations: Geelong, Port Melbourne and Collingwood.

  • Short courses from $597
  • Various workshops from $150
  • Online courses available from $57
  • No previous experience necessary

For further information, please check out their website:

Diamond Valley Learning Center

Explore the core competencies of floral arrangement and the care of flowers with an inspiring and friendly teacher.
Complete a different arrangement every week for eight weeks, while learning to create beautiful pieces for your a special event, your home or to give to Family and friends.

This course will help you decide whether to continue honing your skills with certificate II or even begin an apprenticeship.

  • Introduction to Floristry 8 week course from $300 ($275 concession)
  • No previous experience necessary

For further information, please check out their website:

Floral Art School of Australia

Floral Art School Of Australia runs various short courses to suit everyone’s schedule with the flexibility of Day, Evening and Correspondence Courses.

Discover your creative side, have fun and learn how to create beautiful professional floral designs no matter what level of experience you have.

  • Evening and Day classes to suit everyone from beginners to advanced
  • Online Floristry Diploma course available from $475 per term
  • No previous experience necessary

For further information, please check out their website:

Georgie’s Flowers

Georgie’s flowers offer floristry classes over three terms, one-day workshops and corporate days.Classes and one-day workshops are designed for all levels of experience, fun and rewarding.

The training takes place in ‘The flower shed’, a beautifully restored and decorated old dairy which is the ideal setting for students to relax while they learn and improve their flower arranging craft.

  • Classes to suit all levels of experience from $70
  • One-day workshops from $100
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Day and evening classes

For further information, please check out their website:

Bacchus Marsh Community College

The Baccus Marsh Community College (Locally known as “The Laurels”) offers the Cert 2 in floristry as well as an introductory floristry course for anyone wanting to learn or refresh their skills in flower arranging.
This course is spread over five, full day sessions where you will get to create beautiful floral arrangements.

The Design, Create & Make is a fun, hands-on learning experience and on completion, you will get to take home your stunning creation.

  • Short course introduction/refresher level from $120

For more information, please visit their website:

Marjorie Milner College

Marjorie Milner College is the longest serving floristry school in Australia. Providing exceptional floral education and training in both accredited courses and a range of non-accredited short courses

Experience the joy and satisfaction of arranging flowers in their friendly environment where you will be trained by qualified teachers who will help you discover your creative side.

  • No previous experience necessary
  • Courses range from introduction to advanced from $435
  • Day and Evening classes

For further information, please check out their website:

Reiho Ikebana

Learn the unique art of traditional Japanese flower arranging with Chieko Yazaki from the Shogetsudokoryu school of Ikebana.
Chieko holds the highest accreditation and over 40 years experience so you are in the best hands!

An amazing opportunity to learn Ikebana from one of the best.

  • Classes from $30
  • Saturdays and Thursdays at two locations

For further information, please check out their website:

My Flowerhouse-Flowerschool

My Flowerhouse’s Flowerschool offers a huge variety of floral design classes and workshops for all levels of floristry experience or skill.
The Flowerhouse’s creative and skilled team are dedicated to creating, demonstrating and teaching the best in floral design.

My Flowerhouse’s Flowerschool classes are fun, interactive and students get to take home everything they create.

  • Variety of Classes for all levels of experience from $55
  • Weekday and Weekend classes
  • No previous experience necessary

For further information, please check out their website:

Simply Stems

Simply Stems is located in the beautiful city of Shepparton and is a boutique florist shop that shares their experience, creativity and love of flowers with their Simply Styling Floral Workshops.
The various Simply Styling workshops include drinks, nibbles and stacks of fun! Plus you get to keep your creations at the end.

  • Various workshops from $110
  • No previous experience necessary

For further information, please check out their website:


Technical and Further Education training institutions are Australian government-owned and provide students with world-class training and the very latest skills.
Throughout the year various short courses are held at several locations around Victoria and may become available at other TAFE locations throughout the year.

The Gordon in Geelong and South West TAFE in Warrnambool offer short courses.

  • The Gordon has various short courses from $180
  • SW TAFE has short courses from $95
  • No previous experience necessary

Victoria Whitelaw school of flowers

Victoria Whitelaw School of Flowers offers an eight Week Master Class, perfect for people of all abilities to learn the fundamentals of floristry.
Victoria Whitelaw School of Flowers also has a vast range of short courses.

  • Various Short Courses from $125
  • Weekday and weekend courses
  • No previous experience necessary

For further information, please check out their website:

Finally, don’t forget that there are endless free online Tutorials from basic to advanced. We love Astar’s Place, an extensive collection (over 60 videos) of quality, fun and in-depth tutorials with that funny Kiwi Accent that we all love.
If you were visiting here to learn about doing your own wedding flowers, then you must check out our Definitive DIY Wedding Flowers Guide

Use the Map below to find Floristry courses near you:


All the courses listed were available at the time of this post, but due to demand some classes may be removed, or additional courses added. Please contact your closest training provider (check map above) for current and upcoming courses.

The annual course fees are estimated only for local students and were taken from the course providers website at the time of publishing. These prices may have changed since, please check with the course provider for up to date fees and other costs.

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  • kavyalakshmi
    January 10, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Another wonderfully helpful article. Thank you!!

  • Rajani Hurkadli
    June 1, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Thank you very much, this is very helpful for us. Making a beautiful flower arrangement is quite difficult but after taking it’s training it will be easy to understand to arrange flowers in proper manner.

    • Justin Hughes
      June 7, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Thank’s Rajani, glad we could help 😉