Senior Academic Staff Member
(Floristry programme coordinator)
Denise Wilson has been activity involved with floristry since 1966 and during this time has gained her NZPF (New Zealand Professional Florists Inc.) Diploma and Master Florist qualifications. Denise ran her own floristry business from 1982 – 1999 in Te Awamutu. Denise has worked for Wintec since 1989 part-time and full-time since 2000 and she has followed the programme’s development through to the full-time programme as it is known today.
Denise helped develop the first NZQA floristry units and she was involved in the recent TRoQ Working Groups to develop the new National Qualification in Floristry.
Denise has been an active member of NZPF throughout her floristry career and has held all positions on the Executive Committee. As NZPF Assessment Co-ordinator she was responsible for overseeing all industry assessments throughout the country and has written numerous Level 3, 4 and Diploma papers. She was also responsible for the NZPF Trainee Assessors working towards their Accredited Assessor and Master Florist qualifications. Denise was presented the NZPF Life membership November 2015.
Education and Credentials
Denise went through her schooling in Te Awamutu and Christchurch. After leaving school she went into a floristry business under Les Finch and started her floristry training.
NZPF Diploma 1983
NZPF Accredited Assessor 1989
Unit 4098; 4099 Moderator 1997
Master Florist 2005
Interflora Accredited Judge 2014
New Zealand Professional Florists Inc. (NZPF)
Interflora Pacific Unit Inc. (Retired member)
Wintec Floristry Co-ordinator 1999 to present day
Interflora Pacific Unit District 3 Designer of the Year Finalist 1983
Interflora Pacific Unit District 3 Designer of the Year Finalist 1985
Elleslie Flower Show Judge 1996
Interflora Pacific Unit Executive Member 1999 - 2001
Interflora and NZPF Demonstrator throughout New Zealand 1983 - 2005
NZPF President 1996 – 1997
NZPF Assessment Co-ordinator 2008 - 2010
National Flora Flora Professional Florist Winner 2002
Worldskills Shop Master 2014, 2015
Denise is the Wintec Floristry Programme Co-ordinator and is passionate about her career and passing on her knowledge to her students. Denise is currently working on a review of the NZPF qualifications and how they can best be delivered to students today.
Denise Wilson lives in Te Awamutu, Waikato.