Unit of competency details

SFLDEC005 - Assemble floristry products (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Sep/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to SFLDEC201A - Assemble floristry productsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Sep/2015


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100309 Floristry 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100309 Floristry 07/Dec/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Not applicable.

Application

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assemble a range of fundamental floristry products to predetermined designs. This fundamental construction function requires the ability to follow job specifications, prepare for the assembly, select the correct components, and assemble and present a range of floral arrangements.

Products could be custom made in response to a customer brief or display or stock items made for general sale.

This unit applies to all floristry industry businesses including retail floristry shops, studio or online businesses. It applies to floristry assistants who work under close supervision and with guidance from others. They apply little discretion and judgement and assemble floristry products using predefined instructions and procedures with work checked by more experienced or senior florists.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

Design and Construction

Unit Sector

Floristry

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Access and confirm job specifications.

1.1 Access job specifications and itemised job costing.

1.2 Discuss and confirm, with relevant personnel, assembly requirements including cost and production deadlines.

1.3 Read, view or discuss job specifications regularly during construction phase to comply with product requirements.

2. Select flower, plant and presentation materials.

2.1 Recognise and select flower, plant and presentation materials according to job specifications and costing.

2.2 Sort items in preparation for construction.

2.3 Identify potential problems and communicate to relevant personnel for a solution.

3. Prepare to assemble the floristry product.

3.1 Use floristry tools, equipment and hazardous substances safely and use personal protective equipment to avoid injury.

3.2 Clean product construction area to avoid spoilage of flower and plant materials.

3.3 Check flower and plant materials have been correctly prepared and conditioned.

3.4 Recognise and report any spoilt materials.

3.5 Select tools, equipment and other construction components.

3.6 Use energy and water resources efficiently during preparation and assembly to reduce negative environmental impacts.

4. Assemble hand tied flower and plant materials.

4.1 Select hand tied floristry techniques according to job specifications.

4.2 Produce fundamental hand tied floristry products considering and applying elements and principles of design.

4.3 Secure floral arrangement according to job specifications

5. Assemble wired flower and plant materials.

5.1 Select wired floristry techniques according to job specifications.

5.2 Produce fundamental wired floristry products considering and applying elements and principles of design.

5.3 Secure floral arrangement according to job specifications.

6. Assemble flower and plant materials in a base medium.

6.1 Identify suitable support methods and materials according to job specifications.

6.2 Select base medium construction techniques according to job specifications.

6.3 Select, fix and form the appropriate base medium.

6.4 Produce fundamental floristry products with a base medium considering and applying elements and principles of design.

7. Check and present the floristry product.

7.1 Review finished floristry product, present to supervisor for quality check and alter as necessary.

7.2 Attach and secure presentation items to floral product.

7.3 Select and use wrapping and packaging materials according to job specifications, adjust to enhance presentation and to ensure safe transportation, as required.

7.4 Dispose of hazardous and other waste safely to minimise negative environmental impacts.

7.5 Review presentation of finished floristry product, present for quality check before displaying, despatching or providing to the customer.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed below:

Skill 

Description 

Reading skills to:

  • comprehend simple job specifications for assembling fundamental floristry products.

Writing skills to:

  • record basic notes about job specifications and assembly requirements.

Oral communication skills to:

  • ask questions and actively listen to clarify and confirm job specification requirements and selection of components and assembly techniques
  • make simple verbal reports about problems that arise during assembly.

Numeracy skills to:

  • calculate required quantity of flower, plant and other materials from job specifications, for each arrangement and for multiples.

Teamwork skills to:

  • hold discussions and work with more experienced or senior florists to ensure the production of quality floristry products.

Planning and organising skills to:

  • logically sequence the stages of preparation and production using job specifications to guide activities.

Unit Mapping Information

SFLDEC201A Assemble floristry products

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1fbe7a66-4c60-4b1c-8616-a3e693d9d8b9

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Not applicable.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • correctly comprehend, confirm and follow job specifications to assemble each of these fundamental floristry products which must be of consistent quality and varying sizes:
  • fundamental hand tied products:
  • bunch (spiralled and straight stemmed)
  • posy (spiralled stemmed)
  • bouquet (spiralled stemmed)
  • single flower presentation
  • boxed presentation
  • fundamental wired floristry products:
  • button hole
  • corsage
  • fundamental floristry products with a base medium:
  • posy bowl
  • posy box
  • symmetrical line arrangement (vertical line)
  • assemble hand tied floristry products using these techniques across the above suite of products:
  • spiral stem
  • straight stem
  • assemble wired floristry products using these techniques across the above suite of products:
  • wiring for flower and plant materials without a stem
  • stitching
  • cross wiring
  • assemble floristry products with a base medium using these techniques across the above suite of products:
  • support wiring for flower and plant materials with a stem
  • cutting and shaping base media
  • securing
  • use fresh and dry flower and plant materials across the above suite of products:
  • non-Australian species whether they are grown in Australia or overseas
  • Australian species.

Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • fundamental characteristics of elements and principles of design, their primary interrelationships and use in fundamental floristry products;
  • elements of design:
  • texture
  • form
  • colour
  • space
  • line
  • principles of design:
  • harmony
  • rhythm
  • balance
  • dominance
  • scale
  • proportion
  • contrast
  • general features and use of these floral assembly techniques for fundamental floristry products:
  • bunching
  • hand tied
  • using a base medium
  • wiring for fundamental products
  • using ribbons and ties
  • wrapping for enhancement
  • packaging and protecting flower and plant materials
  • constructing presentation boxes
  • general features and use of a variety of fresh and dry flower and plant materials:
  • non-Australian species whether they are grown in Australia or overseas
  • Australian species
  • features of spoilt and unsuitable flower and plant materials
  • handling techniques to avoid spoilage of flower, plant and presentation materials
  • general features and use of a variety of presentation materials used to enhance fundamental floristry products
  • types and correct use of personal protection equipment for assembling floristry products
  • safe handling techniques for:
  • toxic flower and plant materials
  • flower and plant materials treated with toxic fungicides and pesticides
  • cleaning products
  • floristry tools
  • cleaning techniques and uses of cleaning products for floristry construction areas
  • cleaning products:
  • safe practices for storing
  • environmentally sound disposal methods for hazardous waste
  • potential environmental impacts of assembling fundamental floristry products and practices for:
  • reducing water and energy use
  • reducing wastage of floristry raw materials
  • environmentally sound disposal methods for these types of floristry construction waste:
  • wrapping and packaging materials
  • recyclable materials
  • spoiled and diseased flower and plant materials
  • flower and plant materials that have a propensity to propagate weeds.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a floristry design, preparation and product construction environment. This can be:

  • an industry workplace
  • a simulated industry environment operated within a training organisation.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • a commercial range of these floristry tools and equipment:
  • baskets
  • binding and floral tape
  • bowls
  • decorative containers and vessels
  • containers to mix cleaning products
  • cutting tools:
  • knives
  • scissors
  • rose de-thorners
  • secateurs
  • floral foam products
  • glue gun and glue
  • fine to heavy gauge wire
  • stapler and staples
  • vases
  • wire cutters
  • a diverse, commercial range of fresh and dry flower and plant materials:
  • non-Australian species whether they are grown in Australia or overseas
  • Australian species
  • a diverse, commercial range of:
  • cleaning products
  • gift cards
  • wrapping and packaging materials:
  • bows
  • boxes
  • cellophane
  • paper
  • polypropylene and decorative wraps
  • ribbons and decorative tying materials
  • basic job specifications for the required range of fundamental floristry products
  • cleaning product Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or plain English workplace documents or diagrams that interpret SDS content
  • assessment activities that allow the individual to work with commercial speed, timing and productivity to assemble floristry products within nominated deadlines.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisation’s requirements for assessors, and:

  • hold a qualification or Statement of Attainment in Floristry which includes this unit of competency or equivalent; and
  • have worked as a florist in the industry for at least three years where they have applied this unit of competency or equivalent.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1fbe7a66-4c60-4b1c-8616-a3e693d9d8b9

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