Design complex floristry products

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SFLDEC407A, 'Design complex floristry products'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine the product style and construction requirements.

1.1. Generate some initial design ideas for the style of the product giving consideration to its function and the brief and budget to be followed.

1.2. Consider and apply the elements and principles of design when generating initial and ongoing design ideas for a range of complex floristry products until the final product plans are achieved.

1.3. Itemise and analyse all proposed components of the products to be constructed.

1.4. Identify potential problems that could be encountered in constructing the product and analyse and consider solutions.

1.5. Conduct an assessment of self or organisation's capability to construct the proposed product and identify additional resources required.

2. Develop and assess concepts.

2.1. Develop a range of design ideas and provide creative solutions for the construction of the floristry product.

2.2. Assess all ideas and collaborate with relevant people to maximise contribution of ideas to initial concepts.

2.3. Review and assess design ideas for implications on technical feasibility, cost, style and function of the floristry product.

2.4. Research current and emerging technologies, market and design trends in floristry and consider additional concepts and to incorporate into the floral design.

2.5. Create notes, plans or sketches of all concepts, as required.

3. Experiment with concepts.

3.1. Select and experiment with differing flower and plant materials considering and applying the elements of design.

3.2. Test and experiment with different style concepts considering and applying the principles of design.

3.3. Test and experiment with construction materials, techniques and ancillary items considering and applying the elements and principles of design.

3.4. Test and experiment with any presentation materials required to enhance the floristry product considering and applying the elements and principles of design.

3.5. Consider negative environmental impacts of all materials and techniques used and minimal impact practices to reduce these.

3.6. Keep accurate records of all designs produced during the experimentation process.

4. Evaluate and document the floral design.

4.1. Evaluate the initial and ongoing design concepts to ensure the product to be constructed is consistent with creative and budgetary requirements.

4.2. Evaluate the initial and ongoing design concepts to ensure the product will incorporate all component elements required.

4.3. Consider the different design concepts subjected to experimentation and select the best product style and technique for construction with consideration of technical feasibility.

4.4. Develop a detailed job specification for use during the construction phase to ensure the floristry product is produced as intended.

4.5. Evaluate own performance in the design process and note areas for future self-improvement.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFLDEC407A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL40110 - Certificate IV in Floristry