Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

    Either extensive experience or a certificate III or IV in floristry is needed to work as a Florist.

    Tasks

    • planning and designing floral arrangements
    • arranging supply and storage of flowers, greenery, decorations and other items
    • treating flowers to extend their life
    • selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and other materials
    • packing, wrapping, and attaching message cards to, and organising delivery of, completed arrangements
    • serving customers and accepting payments
    • advising customers on the selection of flowers and floral arrangements
    • may decorate hotels, churches, halls and other facilities for special events

    All Florists

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 7,800 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 48% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 92% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Florists (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
    from 7,800 in 2018 to 7,800 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 4,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 800 a year).

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Florists work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in the Retail Trade industry.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (48%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 92% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20087300
    20094700
    20105400
    20115600
    20125900
    20135900
    20145400
    20158900
    20167300
    20174000
    20187800
    20237800

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Retail Trade93.5
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1.9
    Wholesale Trade1.8
    Accommodation and Food Services0.7
    Other Industries2.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateFloristsAll Jobs Average
    NSW34.031.6
    VIC26.525.6
    QLD18.220.0
    SA7.37.0
    WA10.610.8
    TAS1.92.0
    NT0.31.0
    ACT1.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketFloristsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.0-5.05.0
    20-248.8-9.39.3
    25-3423.8-22.922.9
    35-4425.1-22.022.0
    45-5421.8-21.621.6
    55-597.4-9.09.0
    60-644.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationFloristsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate1.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree12.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV39.5-21.121.1
    Year 1217.1-18.118.1
    Year 114.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below13.0-12.512.5

    Either extensive experience or a certificate III or IV in floristry is needed to work as a Florist.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Floristry VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

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    Employers look for Florists who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      51% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Production and Processing

      49% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    3. Administration and Management

      46% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    4. Sales and Marketing

      45% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    5. English Language

      44% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Telephone

      97% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    2. Deal With External Customers

      96% Important

      How important is it to work with customers or the public?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      95% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Structured versus Unstructured Work

      92% Important

      How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

    5. Contact With Others

      91% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1023.00 - Floral Designers.

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