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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Beautify, adorn and enhance your future with a Certificate IV in Interior Decoration. Establish your own interior design business or use your consulting skills for high-end clients in the fascinating world of interior decoration and design.

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Design the perfect career

The interior design industry is booming as people look to make their domestic and commercial spaces aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. You will thrive in this profession if you have a great eye for detail and like to stamp your own design on home and business restoration and refitting.

We teach you core principles and techniques needed to start your career in interior design. Learn how to research and use CAD design, analyse and apply colour, visual design practice and media techniques, all taught by our qualified and experienced design teachers.

Industry connections and resources

Our knowledgeable and industry-experienced staff focus on your progress throughout the course, providing one-on-one personal attention to ensure that you are industry ready.

We have a variety of excellent industry contacts and affiliations, including the Design Institute of Australia, HBA and Associates for internships and a range of retailers, designers and decorators, ensuring that you have the best start to developing your career in the interior design industry.

Employment outcomes

Possible career outcomes on completion of Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, include:

  • interior decorator
  • colour consultant
  • interior stylist
  • sales

Assessment

You will be assessed through completing projects, assignments, and written and oral questioning.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

MSF40113

VTAC Code

Epping 6900268484, Prahran 6900868484, Preston 6900668484

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 9 months

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$3800
Ineligible:$6200
Concession:$760
Materials:$151

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Assessment Methods

Projects, assignments, written and oral questioning.

Materials

The teaching department will provide lists of required materials, books and timetables at course induction or class enrolment

Entrance Requirements

Students should have:
  • satisfactorily completed VCE Year 12, or if mature age, give evidence of ability to meet the demands of the course
  • a demonstrated interest in the vocational area and some artistic skill
For more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

The combined Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), Certificate IV in Interior Decoration and Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will increase your employment options in the industry - ask us for any additional information

Career Pathways

Interior decoration is a qualification that creates an exciting range of careers in commercial and domestic settings. You could gain employment as an assistant decoration consultant in specialised wholesale or retail outlets or with an independent interior decoration and design consultancy

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

MSF40113

CRICOS Code

084382G

Campuses

PRAHRAN, PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 9 months

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency

Assessment Methods

Projects, assignments, written and oral questioning.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6200
  • Tuition fees per year: $12400
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Pathways to further study

The combined Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), Certificate IV in Interior Decoration and Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will increase your employment options in the industry - ask us for any additional information

Career Pathways

Interior decoration is a qualification that creates an exciting range of careers in commercial and domestic settings. You could gain employment as an assistant decoration consultant in specialised wholesale or retail outlets or with an independent interior decoration and design consultancy

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBDES302 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS 50
BSBDES303 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS 50
BSBDES305A SOURCE AND APPLY INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF DESIGN 65
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
CUADIG305 Produce digital images 50
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services 30
CUFDIG303A PRODUCE AND PREPARE PHOTO IMAGES 20
CUVACD302A Produce computer aided drawings 50
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30
MSFDN4001 Produce drawings from design concepts 64
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces 80
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors 80
MSFID4004 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES 36
MSFID4005 Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors 50
MSFID4006 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND HARD MATERIALS AND FINISHES FOR INTERIORS 54
MSFID4007 Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors 54
MSFID4008 ASSESS INTERIOR LIGHT AND RECOMMEND LIGHT FITTINGS 36
MSFID4011 Determine work health saftey (whs) implications of interior effects 10
MSFID5011 SPECIFY SOFT FURNISHINGS FOR COMPLETE INTERIOR SOLUTION 54

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.