Commissioner's Information Bulletin 638

Floristry - Traineeship

Wholesale Retail and Personal Services

Date of effect: 6 October 2015

Bulletin Information

In this Commissioner's Information Bulletin SFL40110 Certificate IV Floristry traineeship pathway has been removed and national qualification codes have been updated to align with SFLv1.0 Floristry Training Package.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes 510.

On this page:

Vocational Training Orders (VTOs)

Qualifications, structure and packaging

SFLv1.0 Floristry Training Package includes four qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Diploma. The following 2 qualifications support traineeships:

Transition arrangements

Training Services NSW and Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) transition arrangements are aligned and applied retrospectively from 1 September 2015.

Registered training organisations (RTOs) may commence training in either the new or superseded qualification but must meet the requirements of ASQA. For more information refer to ASQA's General Direction - Learner Transition.

Industrial arrangements

Applications under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 to establish a traineeship, whether full-time, part-time or school based will not be approved unless the Commissioner for Vocational Training is satisfied that appropriate industrial arrangements are in place.

Trainees may be employed under the following awards:

All private sector employers and employees in New South Wales are covered by the national industrial relations system administered by the Fair Work Commission (the Commission). The industrial instrument that applies is a national (modern) award or a current enterprise agreement registered with the Commission. Further information is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman by telephoning 13 13 94 or via their website.

Competency based completion

On successful completion of the relevant qualification

  • parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship/traineeship prior to the nominal completion date of the training contract or;
  • Training Services NSW may issue letters from the Commissioner to both parties inviting them to consider competency based completion if it has received advice from the training organisation that the apprentice or trainee is eligible to receive their qualification.

For more information or an application click here.

School based traineeships

The following qualification is suitable for delivery in schools:

For traineeship qualifications available for delivery in schools, click here.

For information about the delivery of training for school based part-time traineeships, refer to Training Arrangements.

Registered training organisations

For registered training providers which can deliver apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications go training.gov.au.

A list of training organisations with contract with the NSW Department of Industry to be paid for the delivery of the training is here.

When developing training plans, registered training organisations should ensure that the training program satisfies the qualification packaging requirements and, at the same time, reflects the nature of the business. Training plans should be customised so that the workplace activities support and align with the qualification units of competency.

Funding arrangements

From 1 January 2015 the NSW Government introduced new fee arrangements for government subsidised vocational education and training (VET). Under Smart and Skilled, all apprenticeship and most traineeship qualifications are subsidised. For a full list of all the qualifications refer to the current NSW Skills List. Information on the types and levels of subsidies can be found in the "Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy". Training for existing-worker trainees is not subsidised.

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

A copy of the Vocational Training Order is available for inspection on this internet site below or at any Training Services NSW Regional Office of the NSW Department of Industry.

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioners Information Bulletin, please contact Apprenticeships and Traineeships on telephone (02) (02) 8267 7704.

Approved by David Collins
Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Certificate II level reflects the role of floristry assistants who use a defined and limited range of basic floristry technical skills to assemble fundamental floristry products to pre-determined designs and job specifications. These individuals are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using limited practical skills and basic floristry industry knowledge. They work under direct supervision. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a floristry assistant in a diversity of floristry industry business types including retail floristry shops, studios and online floristry businesses.

Certificate III level reflects the role of skilled florists who use a range of well-developed floristry skills to design, construct and sell a range of diverse range of floristry products. These individuals have sound knowledge of construction techniques and floristry design elements and principles. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision. They may provide technical advice and support to team members. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a floristry assistant in a diversity of floristry industry business types including retail floristry shops, studios and online floristry businesses.


Floristry - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

6 October 2015

Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full time:

  • SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

  • SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry by direct entry
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

  • SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry where the trainee holds FL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See nominal terms and hours for part-time traineeships

School based

SFL20115 Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • 2 months

Page last updated: 15 April 2016