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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 and Provide front-of-shop customer service and refer complaints.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.
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Certificate level 3
19 Weeks

Southern Institute of Technology

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Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications. It offers more than 250 programmes from certificate to postgraduate studies all accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Framework, students can learn at a level and pathway that suits them. Many of its programmes offer multiple intakes every year. From English Language Institute which offers intakes almost every week to business programmes which offer between four and nine intakes a year, it makes it easier for students to start studying.
SIT staff makes the difference from being academic and industry qualified from Southland and around the world and are leaders in their fields. Small class sizes mean student gets personalised attention from their friendly academics. SIT offers programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Queenstown, Gore, Auckland and online through SIT2LRN Distance Learning. The Invercargill and Queenstown campuses are situated in New Zealands most picturesque region. Fiordland National Park, New Zealands first UNESCO world heritage area and the sixth largest national park in the world, is just a few hours’ drive away.
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Invercargill Campus - Southern Institute of Technology

136 Tay Street, Invercargill, Southland, 9810

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