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Floristry  Apprentices

Floristry Apprentices

What is a Floristry Apprenticeship?

  • An Australian Apprenticeship is a learning pathway that combines paid on-the-job training and formal study with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), often through TAFE
  • You can pursue a Floristry apprenticeship by completing a Certificate III in Floristry and working as an apprentice for a relevant employer 
  • Completing a Certificate III without an employer will still give you a nationally recognised floristry qualification, but it is not an apprenticeship

Your rights as a floristry apprentice: 

  • Most Floristry apprentices are covered by the General Retail Industry Award, which sets out the minimum conditions for your work
  • Under the award, your employer has to:
    • release you for training and assessment; either at TAFE or on site 
    • reimburse you for all fees paid by the apprentice themselves to a registered training organisation (RTO) i.e TAFE
    • Provide you with relevant work and supervise you appropriately

Which union should floristry apprentices join: 

  • You’re entitled to be a member of a trade union as an apprentice
  • Being a member of your union means you can have the tools and support to stand up for decent wages, safety and respect at your workplace
  • Depending on where you work, you might be covered by several different unions. Find the right union for you here -