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 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.
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
- Tuition fees per semester: $7464
- Tuition fees per year: $14925
- Materials: $151
- Tuition fees per term: $3,732
- Tuition fees course total: $14,925
Assessment MethodsProjects, assignments, written and oral questioning.
MaterialsLists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department
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.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.