Application Details

Sustainable Floristry with Leena Martens

19 - 27 September 2024 09:30 am – 02:30 pm Byron Community College


Join our class on creating beautiful floral arrangements with a focus on environmental sustainability. Emphasising seasonal Australian-grown flowers, you will learn to celebrate the beauty and imperfections that nature offers. Discover techniques for arranging flowers using alternative containers and mechanics that promote sustainability.
This course covers strategies to avoid, reduce, reuse, and recycle in floristry. You will explore the impact of floral foam and learn about alternatives to reduce reliance. Through discussions and practical exercises, you will create floral designs with an earth-conscious focus, incorporating hand-tied and base medium techniques.
Embrace the art of floristry with an eco-friendly approach in this inspiring and practical course.

What you will learn:

  • Arranging seasonal flowers – exploring foam free mechanics - week 1
  • Arranging seasonal flowers – exploring foam free mechanics - week 2
  • Earth conscious floral head piece
  • Spring vase design

Units of Study:

  • FSKOCM003 Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work
  • FSKDIG001 Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks

Entry Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this skill set. However, it is expected that students who enrol in this course already have some basic floristry experience.
  • To enhance the quality of learning, students can only enrol in a single skill set at any given time and can explore each skill set just once.
  • Learners must not have successfully completed more than one unit of competency attached to this course listed under Units of Study Required for this Skill Set

Course Duration & Hours

  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • 4 days of classroom onsite learning 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • 2 week duration
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students.

  • ACE Program Fee: $0*  - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $500

We kindly remind students that $100 cancellation fee will apply only to those who not attend any sessions of the Skill Sets course, and we encourage timely communication if any unforeseen circumstances prevent attendance.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older; and 
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI); and
  • Not have successfully completed one or more of the unit of competencies listed under Units of Study Required for an ACE Program course

For more information or to find out if your are eligible for the $0 fee call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Closed in shoes

Student Feedback

"Brilliant course, brilliant tutor - Leena is a friendly, approachable teacher who uses her in-depth knowledge to guide her students to create beautiful designs . She has a strong focus on sustainability and supports locally grown flowers, which is awesome for connecting community" Lillian

"Leena is an incredible teacher, the learning is constant, the teaching is clear, calm and enjoyable!! I will keep recommending this course" Carlie

Important information
Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your course. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.
Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.
Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.
Click here to read our Refund Policy
We keep our class sizes small so that yet a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early! 


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the "USI website": and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.