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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

International Students

MSF40118

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.

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.

International Students

Code

MSF40118

CRICOS Code

099339K

Campuses

Preston

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Class Schedule: *

Three days per week, days to be confirmed upon enrolment.

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from the department

Modes of Delivery

Studio, Face-to-face, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $7464
  • Tuition fees per year: $14925

  • Tuition fees per term: $3,732
  • Tuition fees course total: $14,925

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Entrance Requirements

Academic:
Australian Year 12 equivalency

English:
Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or 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

Pathways to further study

Students completing this course may go on to study in the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, Bachelor of Interior Design or Bachelor of Interior Architecture

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
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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
CUAACD301 PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS 80
CUAACD302 PRODUCE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAWINGS 50
CUAACD303 PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS 50
CUADIG303 PRODUCE AND PREPARE PHOTO IMAGES 20
MSFGN4001 RESEARCH AND MEET ETHICAL AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS 25
MSFID4012 DECORATE RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS 80
MSFID4013 DESIGN RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR LIGHTING 40
MSFID4015 PREPARE MATERIALS AND FINISHES BOARDS FOR CLIENT PRESENTATION 20
MSFID4016 DESIGN COLOUR SCHEMES FOR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SPACES 85
MSFID4017 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES 36
MSFID4018 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND HARD MATERIALS AND FINISHES FOR INTERIORS 54
MSFID4019 RESEARCH INTERIOR DECORATION AND DESIGN INFLUENCES 40
MSFID4021 DESIGN SOFT FURNISHING SOLUTIONS FOR INTERIOR SPACES 60
MSFID5016 DEVELOP DECORATION PROPOSALS FOR COMPLEX SITES 108
MSFID5028 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND ARTWORK 36

Skills Recognition

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.