Level 2

Study to become a florist for free*

Take steps toward the inspiring floristry career of your dreams. Develop world-class, practical skills in floral design. You'll learn the beauty of maintaining and caring for fresh flowers and plants, including accessory items.
Overview

Programme highlights

Take the first step towards a career in the floristry industry.

You will learn the beauty of caring for fresh flowers and plants.

Express your creative vision in arranging and presenting floral arrangements.

At MIT, you will gain real-world experience working in our professional floristry training centre.

Our friendly tutors will be on hand every step of the way to help you succeed in your studies.

We'll also support you to find your first floristry job.

You will be required to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of this programme.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria

Open entry

English language 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 may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

International students: English language entry requirements

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link: https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

Preferred skills required

At the school of floristry, we operate in a professional industry standard floristry environment that reflects what you will find in the real world.

Practical hands-on activities in the classroom can require a level of physical mobility. While not essential the following skills are an advantage.

  • Physical - performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as:
    • Lifting
    • Walking
    • Stooping
    • Standing.
  • Handling of materials - the ability to make simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Need IELTS?

Book your British Council IELTS test with us.

You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.

Give yourself credit with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Did you know you can use the knowledge and experience you already have to your advantage?

Your previous work experience and on-the-job skills, volunteering, professional development, and other providers’ qualifications can be recognised as prior learning, matched against credits in our courses, and put towards your qualification – potentially saving you money and possibly helping you to complete your qualification faster Learn more.

Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the four courses below (60 credits):

861.294 Working in the floristry industry (15 credits)

  • Prepare simple floristry items for a customer.
  • Converse and interact with customers and other floristry team members.
  • Apply safe work practices in a floristry workplace.

861.295 Design elements and principles of floristry (15 credits)

  • Using the elements and principles of floral design to assemble simple floristry items.
  • Using the elements and principles of floral design to assemble floristry displays in a range of settings.

861.296 Merchandising floristry products (15 credits)

  • Prepare and maintain floristry displays for retail purposes.
  • Care and maintain floristry stock and merchandise.

861.297 Simple floristry creations (15 credits)

  • Select flowers and plant materials for simple floristry items.
  • Prepare flowers and plant materials for simple floristry items.
  • Assemble and prepare simple floristry items.
Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?

Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.

Careers and pathways

Further training or study

New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 3)

Career opportunities

Positions in various areas of the floristry industry.

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*This Level 2 programme will be free in 2023 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages, and dependent children of people eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa, that are eligible for tertiary study. If you are aged 16 to 24 years old you may be eligible for a transport allowance under the Youth Guarantee fund. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.

Information is correct as at 29 November 2023. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pūkenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.