New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 3)

Christchurch - 5 February 2024


Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 3
NZQA Credits: 60
Learning Style: Mixed Online / In-Person Learning
19 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
21 June 2024

This qualification is designed for learners who want to acquire foundational knowledge and skills in floristry, including the basics of floral design, running a small business, and one week of industry work experience at a retail outlet. This programmes enables learners to begin work in floristry at an entry-level, or continue study for more advanced options, including the Level 4 course at NZMA.

If you love flowers and design, and want to learn how to create stunning floral displays for your home or business, then this introductory course is for you. Learn the basics of floral design, with practical hands-on training. Then learn about the business aspect of running a florist, before taking on a week’s work experience in the industry. The skills you learn in this course, will give you the foundation you need to launch your floristry career or take your hobby to an entirely new level.

85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

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Apply knowledge of floristry stock, merchandise and services to meet customer needs
Customer Service
Elements and principles of design
Module 1
Hand-Tied Floristry Techniques
Module 2
Base Medium Techniques
Module 3
Wiring Techniques
Training Agreement
Training Agreement
New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 3)
  • You need to be 16 years or older and achieve the required level in our evaluation.

  • Applicants should have completed NCEA Level 2 or equivalent is advisable.

  • If English is your second language, we may get you to sit an English Language Assessment. You must score an IELTS score of at least 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0, or an NZQA approved equivalent. 

The first year of this course's fees are free when this is your first year of study. Ask NZMA to help or find out more here.

If you meet certain conditions you can get a student loan and allowances. Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit

The cost can be different depending on the subject and duration of the course. View the course cost for New Zealand students here.


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