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New Zealand Certificate in Floristry - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 11 February to 12 June

Duration:

18 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 55

The purpose of this qualification is to enable the recognition of intermediate level skills and knowledge required by the floristry industry.

The qualification is for people with entry-level experience who wish to progress their skills and knowledge in the floristry industry. Learners will benefit by having a qualification that recognises their skills and provides a training and career pathway in the floristry industry.  Students will learn how to:

  • Prepare hand-tied, base medium, and wired floral items to meet customer specifications for a range of purposes and occasions
  • Display and maintain plant materials and arrangements in a retail outlet to maximise their impact
  • Provide front-of-shop customer service and refer complaints

FLC01 Prepare and construct hand tied floral designs

FLC02 Construct and present wired floristry products

FLC03 Prepare base medium and construct

FLC04 Provide comprehensive quality customer  service to floristry customers

US20696 Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of floristry design

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs $2950

International Fees can be found here.

The industry will benefit having trainees who can work effectively and demonstrate intermediate level floristry skills. Graduates will be capable of working under broad guidance and will have some responsibility for their own performance.  Gaining an industry recognised Floristry qualification from SIT opens up opportunities to work in floristry retail, at hotels and event venues, in major corporate and government organisations, or as a business owner.

NCEA (Level 1) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 3), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 55 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Floristry (Level 3)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Floristry full-time over 18 weeks or part-time over two years
Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

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