New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Let creativity shine, building on your passion for floristry, while working on large-scale projects. 

Put your hard-earned knowledge to work and advance it by setting up large-scale projects, such as weddings and functions. Take the great opportunity to lead and support floristry team members to meet business goals. Then, combine this with learning how to fulfill specialised customer requests, giving them a cut-above experience that also meets industry standards. 

MIT's floristry facilities enable practical, engaging learning, preparing you for the real-world industry of floristry. Experienced tutors give you a head start at creating your ideal floristry career.

Key facts

Start Month(s) January, May and September
Study Location(s) MIT Mt Wellington
Level 4
Domestic fees $5,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2673
Duration

25 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full-time, three days per week
Credits 90
International Fees NZD$14,300 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification National Certificate

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Information is correct at November 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria

  1. Be able to demonstrate the attitude and ability to work and study at the level required for the respective programme and
  2. Be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme.

English Language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as follows:

English Language requirements for International Students

International students seeking entry into this programme must meet one of the following requirements:

  • has supplied clear evidence that they satisfy one of the criteria for existing English proficiency listed on NZQA’s website:
    • Previous primary and secondary study in English
    • Previous tertiary study in English
    • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
    • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL); or
  • has achieved, within the preceding two years, at least one of the following:
    • Internationally recognised English proficiency outcomes listed in Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013(v2) for the level of this programme or  
  • in respect of enrolment in a Category 1 or 2 institution, has achieved a score in an English proficiency assessment that is equivalent to or better than the English proficiency outcomes listed in the relevant row of the Table in Appendix 2 for the level in which the student is being enrolled, where the methodologies and process for that English proficiency assessment:
    • have been approved by NZQA through clauses 18.3 and 18.4 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013(v2), and where the assessment was carried out by the holder of the approval; and have been listed on NZQA’s website as approved; or
    • in respect of enrolment in a Category 1 institution, has achieved a score in that Category 1 institution’s English proficiency assessment that is equivalent to or better than the English proficiency outcomes listed in the relevant row of the Table in Appendix 2 for the level in which the student is being enrolled.

Entry requirements should not pose any unreasonable barriers to entry and are appropriate to the level of study.  They may include age, academic requirements, literacy, numeracy, previous learning or experience, legislation (e.g. police records etc.), and any additional requirements for overseas students.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following website

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/app-2/the-table/ And  http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/

International students

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Career opportunities

Positions in various areas of the floristry industry

Programme structure

Students must successfully complete the following courses:

Advanced Floristry Hand-tied Skills - Level 4

  • Prepare and construct advanced hand-tied floristry items for a range of purposes and occasions
  • Apply design elements and principles to advanced hand-tied floristry items.

Advanced Floristry Wiring Skills - Level 4

  • Prepare and construct advanced wired floristry items for a range of purposes and occasions
  • Apply design elements and principles to advanced wired floristry items.

Advanced Floristry Base Medium - Level 4

  • Prepare and construct advanced base medium floristry items for a range of purposes and occasions
  • Apply design elements and principles to advanced base medium floristry items.

Staff and Store Management - Level 4

  • Lead and support team members to meet business goals
  • Monitor and manage supply of floristry goods.

Event Flowers - Level 4

  • Identify new trends, designs and merchandise in the floristry industry
  • Plan floral designs to meet customer needs
  • Prepare quotes to meet customer and business needs
  • Identify floral requirements for an event
  • Prepare, construct and maintain large scale floral designs to meet event requirements.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

Faculty of Consumer Services - School of Horticulture and Landscaping

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at November 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.