Special Events & Themes

Special Events and Themes

Special Events and Themes Course is an advanced level Course, and may completed in 10 weeks by attending – 2 hours each week. Please note: for your Certificate another subject of 10 weeks must be attended; choices are Corporate Design or Wedding Specialist; the Wedding Specialist is actually the latter half of the full Wedding Specialist Certificate Course, however, will teach you mostly Bridal Table and Guest Table Designs, Church and Pew Decorations, Garlands or Swags and modern and traditional Topiary Trees, all in fresh flowers; or you may request to do something else you may have been thinking of learning.

Special Events and Themes Course is for those who wish to design flower arrangements for Corporate functions, Banquets, formals, balls and special events, most balls will have a theme; whether it is black and white; or “Cointreau”. Frequently, the theme will flow through from the entrance to the table designs and to the stage area, where the band will be and the announcements during the evening are made.

For luncheons, such as Football Clubs, the focus will be on the Club’s colours and in the case of a Melbourne Cup or a function like this, the theme may be to do with Horses, or luck, horseshoes, numbers, Jockey silks, etc.

Our Special Events and Themes Course will expand your ideas, imagination and creativity, which are all important for this type of work and our aim is to bring this out in your Floristry ideas and designs for all types of occasions, whatever need may arise.

You will learn to do suitable table designs for rectangular tables, round and corner tables.

You will be taught about timing, for the opening of flowers, to be at their best for the special day. Lasting/lifespan of certain types of flowers, preparation and planning; ways to make it easier and also how to work faster – when a large number of designs may need to be completed for the one day.

This all comes from knowledge, experience and understanding of which is the key to arranging a large function or event, by good management, organization and co-ordinating everything to come together at the same time. For an event to run smoothly, it takes much thought, planning and care. Our complete training will equip you with the knowledge, skills  and awareness for all your Special Events and Themes for the future.


Duration: 8 weeks of Special Events + 8 weeks of another subject for the Certificate Course (Total: 40 hours).

Location: Wiseman’s Ferry (5 hour classes x 8 weeks).

Times:      10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. + half hour lunchbreak.

Materials: Included are all flowers, vases, containers and sundries.

Options: Choice of days: Thurs.Fri. or Saturdays.


Course Overview

Special Events & Themed party flowers

This is a full coverage of Table Designs and Designs suitable for large Function Centres and Special Events, whatever Themes you choose we will assist you to discover your own creativity and flair. This Course is a Commercial Certificate Course. We tailor our courses to suit your needs and what you are wanting to achieve as an end result, your ultimate goal.


Course Costs


Certificate Courses are priced at $5,980 all inclusive, as above – 40 hours personal, hands-on, training is included; please note in this Course, more flowers are used for each design, therefore the price is higher than for our other Courses.

You may pay a deposit of $2,980 to reserve your place in class and the balance may be paid one month prior to your commencement.

Our classes are one-to-one “hands-on” training, we guarantee you will have the same teacher for your entire Course in a class of no more than 3-4 Students  at Wiseman’s Ferry only.

Courses 2018





2 days x 4 mths Mon. 26 Feb  Tue. 29 May  12 pm – 4 pm
8 weeks Fri.  9 Mar  Fri.  4 May  11 am – 4 pm
8 weeks Sat. 10 Mar  Sat.  5 May  10.30-3.30 pm
Please call to enrol as soon  as possible  02 9653 9651

Academy of Floral Art Enrollment form

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Academy of Floral Art Enrollment form

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Payments may be made by cash, postal note, Direct Bank Deposit or Paypal; please phone to confirm dates and for Direct Deposit bank details or Paypal Invoice for you to pay.

PHONE: 02 9653-9651 or Mob: 0400 049 820

Locations: Wiseman’s Ferry.

INTERNATIONAL: +61 (2) 9653-9651

Terms and Conditions:

1. To enrol in a long Term Course, I understand I must pay the deposit (as stated under Course) and the balance in full at least one month prior to commencement date.

OR for Intensive Courses, I am aware I may enrol and pay half, as deposit and balance 4 weeks prior to commencement to receive 5 or 6 nights free Accommodation (provided you live more than 70 kms away) at the Retreat (4 Star) Hotel,, Wiseman’s Ferry, (unless it is fully booked, e.g. Christmas and School holidays, or mid-year Conference time).

OR, when I book a 1, 2 or 4 day Workshop, or Hobby/Home Design Classes, I am aware I must pay in full when making a reservation, at least 3 weeks prior to commencing the class of my choice. Please Note: We recommend that bookings are made as early as possible to ensure there is a space available and accommodation too, if required.

2. I understand that the Academy does not accept responsibility for any accident, injury, damage or loss of property during my attendance there.

3. I am aware that courses and dates should not be changed once booked. However, any alterations would require 8 days notice by email. Should less notice be given, I accept that I must pay again for the flowers, if ordered, for the classes missed. Should I need to cancel for any reason, I am aware that my deposit is not refundable due to small class numbers. Should I commence my Course and cancel prior to completion, I am aware that no refund will be given.
Although, we do our best to assist when difficulties arise unexpectedly.

4. Should you have enrolled and payment is not received when agreed or, 3 weeks to one month prior to commencement; your Course will be put back to the date stated by the Academy of Floral Art, to allow time for purchase of the Stock, Florist Sundries and fresh Flowers to be ordered for your Course.

5. I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Rules and Regulations of the Academy of Floral Art’s policy.

6. Should your Teacher have an accident or become suddenly ill, the Academy will contact you by text and email to postpone the class, a future class date will be arranged with you as soon as possible, this would only be in an extreme case.

7. Missed lessons must be made up within the same period of your course dates booked, or these may not be available to make up due to fully booked classes. All missed classes will expire at the end of the year of the originally booked enrollment.