Set yourself up for a career in the flower industry with MIT.

You will learn to develop your own sense of style in floral design.

Gain hands-on skills in creating floral arrangements for a range of events, including weddings.

Our graduates go on to exciting careers working for a range of retailers and event organisers.

At MIT we have the latest facilities, including a modern chiller, storage rooms and a bright and spacious teaching space modelled on a floristry retail shop.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money but also help you to complete your qualification faster. Learn more.

Why choose MIT?

We provide some of the most practically based horticultural training programmes in New Zealand.

Floristry is located at MIT Ōtara. New for 2018 the facilities include a new chiller facility, storage rooms plus a bright and spacious teaching facility. This facility equips aspiring florists with the skills, experience and industry exposure for a successful floristry career.

Whatever your education or work history, you can enter at a level that suits your specific needs. You can choose from a range of certificate and diploma qualifications, with both part-time and full-time study that can fit around your work or family commitments.


The following programmes are available in this area of study: