Flower Arrangement – Fundamentals

Course Overview

If you are passionate about flowers and the art of floral design, then you would love our beginners Flower Arrangement – Fundamentals course!

Enjoy the simple beauty of seasonal blooms whilst learning to produce designs each week that can be used for home, work or gifted to someone special. You will explore the fundamentals of floristry and stimulate your inner creativity using contemporary as well as vintage inspired designs.

You will learn diverse flower arranging techniques using an array of containers, each week exploring a different range and style, whilst delving into the elements of design and color to merge creativity with technical floristry skills.

In addition, you will learn how to take care of your fresh flowers to get the longest life out of them including how to wrap them for gift ideas. You will leave each class blooming with inspiration.

Every session, you will make at least one flower arrangement and the tutor will demonstrate other flower arrangements as well as wrapping techniques.

Although this is designed as a beginner’s flower arrangement course, it is applicable for any level.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Hand-held posy for a vase
  • Flower box arrangement
  • Fresh flower hand-tied bouquet
  • Ceramic pot or basket arrangement
  • Modern frontal arrangement in a bowl or box
  • Themed table centerpiece
  • Floral gift wrapping
  • Seasonal floral creations
  • Floral philosophy, such as colour and texture
  • Tips and techniques such as wiring, parafilming and cut flower care

Please note: This is a guide only.

Course outcome

By the end of the course you will know:

  • How to care for fresh flowers
  • How to wire fresh flowers
  • Wrapping techniques and presentation
  • How to arrange flowers in different containers, using different techniques
  • The equipment used in floristry
  • Elements of arrangement and colour coordination
  • How to combine creativity with floristry technical skills

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for all levels. Complete beginners are welcome as well as those students who have already completed the Introduction to Flower Arrangement course or higher levels.

What you need to provide

The course fee includes the flowers for the first lesson. payable to the tutor, to cover the cost of the first lesson’s flowers.

Please bring:

  • $35 for subsequent lessons (this will be for all flowers and sundries)
  • Pen and notepad
  • Secateurs or florist scissors

Please note: The teacher has florist scissors ($6) and rose strippers ($4) if you want to purchase them.

You will be provided with:

  • Fresh flowers (details confirmed each week)

Class details

Start Date13 May 2024
End Date04 June 2024
Time6:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorLouise Maitland


Class details

Start Date15 May 2024
End Date05 June 2024
Time6:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorLouise Maitland
Location Chatswood Campus


Class details

Start Date16 May 2024
End Date06 June 2024
Time10:00am - 12:00pm
TutorLouise Maitland


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.