The Cut Flower Production course allows you to grow your own flowers from bulbs.

You have the choice of doing this for personal interest or commercially by starting your own business.

You will learn the horticultural requirements of soil, plant nutrition and controlling pests and diseases along with how to market your flowers for business.

If you have never studied in this area before, the Cut Flower production course is a great place to start. 


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Cut Flower Production
  2. Soils & Nutrition
  3. Cultural Practices
  4. Flower Initiation & Development
  5. Pest & Disease Control
  6. Australian Natives & Related Plants
  7. Greenhouse Culture
  8. Harvest & Post Harvest
  9. Developing A Production Plan
  10. Export Marketing
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Explain the physiological processes which affect flower development in plants.
  • Identify plant varieties suitable for commercial cut flower production.
  • Evaluate the suitability of different plants as cut flower crops.
  • Determine soil and nutrition requirements for cut flower growing.
  • Determine the cultural requirements for commercial production of a cut flower crop.
  • Determine harvest and post-harvest management practices for cut flower crops.
  • Develop a production plan for a cut flower crop.
  • Determine export market opportunities for cut flowers.