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.
Possible career outcomes on completion of Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, include:
- interior decorator
- colour consultant
- interior stylist
You will be assessed throughout the course by completing conceptual and real-life projects in a simulated workplace environment, assignments, 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.
Please note: Fees for international students remain the same if standard or fast track option selected.
VTAC CodeEpping 6900268484Prahran 6900868484Preston 6900668484
CampusesEpping, Preston, Prahran
Note: Part-time flexible over one night a week and one day, to be confirmed upon enrolment. Prahran course dependant upon minimum enrolment numbers
Class Schedule: *
3 days per week to be confirmed upon enrolment.
Detailed timetable information is available from the department:
Modes of Delivery
Studio, Face-to-face, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsProjects, assignments, written and oral questioning.
MaterialsThe teaching department will provide lists of required materials, books and timetables at course induction or class enrolment
Entrance RequirementsStudents 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
Pathways to further studyThe 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 PathwaysInterior 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
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.
|BSBDES302||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS||50|
|BSBDES303||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS||50|
|BSBDES305||SOURCE AND APPLY INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF DESIGN||65|
|BSBDES401||GENERATE DESIGN SOLUTIONS||60|
|CPCCOHS1001A||WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||6|
|CUAACD301||PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS||80|
|CUAACD302||PRODUCE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAWINGS||50|
|CUAACD303||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||50|
|CUAACD512||WORK WITH PHOTOMEDIA IN CREATIVE PRACTICE||55|
|CUAIND402||PROVIDE FREELANCE SERVICES||30|
|MSFID4001||RESEARCH, ANALYSE AND APPLY COLOUR FOR INTERIOR SPACES||80|
|MSFID4002||DECORATE RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS||80|
|MSFID4003||PREPARE A MATERIALS BOARD FOR CLIENT PRESENTATION||20|
|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 SAFETY (WHS) IMPLICATIONS OF INTERIOR EFFECTS||10|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.