Job Description

Florists sell and arrange flowers that they grow themselves or obtain from wholesalers. They are artists who create arrangements for weddings and other occasions, as well as for holidays. With their knowledge of what flowers are in season and how well different types last in various environments, Florists aim to provide customers with quality products that fit their budgets and desires.

Careers Ladder


Most Florists possess a high school diploma (or the equivalent). Some also have taken college/TAFE courses or earned a postsecondary degree, especially those who want to run their own shop. Extensive on-the-job training is common for people starting out in the floral industry. A certificate III or IV in floristry is needed to work as a Florist.


  • Artistic
  • Autonomy
  • Communicator
  • Customer Orientated
  • Creative
  • Focused
  • Imaginative
  • Interpersonal
  • Organised

Key Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Fulfilling Orders
  • Arranging Flowers
  • Managing Inventory
  • Marketing

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;