Construct 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 SFLDEC408A, 'Construct 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. Interpret the design and job specifications.

1.1. Access and interpret job specifications and discuss the design and its construction requirements with relevant personnel to meet all product requirements including cost requirements and production deadlines.

1.2. Read, view or discuss the job specifications to allow for correct selection of all components.

2. Plan the production stages.

2.1. Prepare a production plan for the construction and display of the complex floristry products according to the size and complexity of the final product or display.

2.2. Source and roster staff for the construction of the complex floristry product.

2.3. Source and purchase or hire fabrication and structuralsupport requirements according to the job specifications and itemised job costing.

3. Select flower and plant materials and or ancillary items.

3.1. Select flower and plant materials according to the job specifications and itemised job costing and sort in preparation for construction.

3.2. Select any required ancillary and presentation items according to the job specifications and itemised job costing.

3.3. Identify any potential problems in meeting the design requirements and make any required adjustments.

4. Prepare to construct the floristry product.

4.1. Clean the product preparation area to avoid spoilage of flower and plant materials during preparation and construction.

4.2. Check that flower and plant materials have been correctly prepared and conditioned.

4.3. Recognise and report on any unsuitable materials and rectify.

4.4. Identify and select equipment and other construction components to be used during the construction.

4.5. Use energy, water and other resources efficiently during the preparation and subsequent construction process to reduce negative environmental impacts.

5. Construct complex floral designs.

5.1. Select appropriate floristry techniques according to the job specifications.

5.2. Coordinate any staff involved in team construction of complex floristry products.

5.3. Produce a range of complex floristry products considering and applying the elements and principles of design.

5.4. Assess, determine and use the appropriate support methods in keeping with the job specifications.

5.5. Secure all components of the single or suite of complex floristry products or displays according to the job specifications.

5.6. Modify, according to need, the design of the complex products and or displays during the construction phase considering and applying the elements and principles of design.

6. Finalise and evaluate the complex floristry product or display

6.1. Attach and secure any required ancillary and presentation items to the floral product.

6.2. Select wrapping and or packaging materials and complete any required wrapping and any packaging according to the job specifications - adjusting, as required, to enhance or protect the floral product.

6.3. Safely dispose of all waste, especially hazardous substances, to minimise negative environmental impacts.

6.4. Review and evaluate the complex floristry product and any related displays for compliance with the job specifications and for their technical and aesthetic quality, making any necessary alterations.

6.5. Consider and apply the principles and elements of design when wrapping or altering the complex floristry product and any related displays, checking against the job specifications.

6.6. Prepare any necessary documentation to justify variations to the original design and to inform future improvements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFLDEC408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL40110 - Certificate IV in Floristry