Prepare and care for floristry stock

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 SFLSOP204A, 'Prepare and care for floristry stock'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Maintain cleanliness of preparation and display areas.

1.1. Clean and maintain all areas used for the preparation of flower and plant materials to avoid spoilage.

1.2. Clean and maintain any containers and display areas to avoid spoilage of floristry stock including flower and plant materials and ancillary merchandise.

2. Prepare and condition flower and plant materials

2.1. Handle flower and plant materials correctly to avoid personal health issues and spoilage of materials.

2.2. Select and apply appropriate preparation and conditioningtechniques according to product requirements.

2.3. Prepare and use conditioning products according to product instructions and ensure the safe handling of hazardous substances.

2.4. Choose and prepare correct environmental conditions for the storage or display of flowers and plant materials.

3. Monitor and maintain the appearance of flower and plant materials

3.1. Follow monitoring and maintenance procedures to ensure flower, plant materials and floral displays are maintained in optimum condition.

3.2. Maintain food and water supplies according to flower and plant requirements.

3.3. Maintain temperature and humidity requirements according to flower and plant requirements.

3.4. Apply maturation techniques to flowers and plant materials according to planned date of use.

4. Monitor and maintain floral displays and ancillary merchandise.

4.1. Maintain the cleanliness of all display areas.

4.2. Rotate displayed flower and plant materials for maximum use according to vase life, expiration dates and the organisation's procedures.

4.3. Inspect items for pests and diseases and identify other unsuitable or out of date displays and reset, replenish or remove.

4.4. Identify and replace soiled, damaged, illegible or incorrect product labels and price tickets.

4.5. Identify fragile, perishable or expensive stock and manage with extra care to prevent damage or spoilage.

4.6. Regularly check and adjust the environmental conditions of all storage and display areas and equipment to ensure displays and other perishablemerchandise are maintained in optimum quality.

4.7. Clean and care for ancillary merchandise, remove and replenish broken, spoilt or out of date perishable items.

4.8. Ensure displays are stored, at end of trading, in the correct environment to maintain optimum quality.

5. Reduce negative environmental impacts.

5.1. Use energy, water and other resources efficiently when cleaning, preparing and maintaining stock to reduce negative environmental impacts.

5.2. Safely dispose of all spoilt stock and waste, especially hazardous substances, to minimise negative environmental impacts.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFLSOP204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL30110 - Certificate III in Floristry
  • SFL20110 - Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)