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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Jobtrainer VTAC Code: MSF40118 Cricos: 099339K VTAC Number: Epping 6900268484

Overview

Campus

Epping, Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Duration

12 Months

Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0

Next Intake

March

Next Intake

March

Turn your personal style into a beautiful career

Our MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Design will help you turn your individual style into an exciting and creative career. Styling a space is more important than ever in this Instagram age and the interior design industry is growing rapidly. Job opportunities in interior design have almost doubled since 2014. If you have an eye for detail and a taste for trends, you could use this qualification to establish your own interior design business or provide design consulting for high-end commercial and domestic clients.

Industry experience with real world design challenges

Learn the core principles and techniques needed to start your career in interior design, including how to research and use CAD design, analyse and apply colour, visual design practice and media techniques. You’ll be taught by our qualified and experienced design teachers, who have consulted with a variety of excellent industry contacts and affiliations, including the Design Institute of Australia and a range of retailers, designers and decorators, ensuring that everything you learn is timeless or on trend. Melbourne Polytechnic provides their interior design students with real world experience before they graduate, including the opportunity for internships with HBA and Associates, student-run stalls at the Melbourne Home Show, the annual Livestyling interior design competition and ongoing opportunities for interior design consultancies with the public.

Design your future in homes, offices, restaurants and more

Interior design qualifications can lead to an exciting range of careers in commercial and domestic settings. Aside from running your own interior design consultancy or business, you might become a colour consultant, an interior stylist, a decoration consultant or even move into the world of sales or visual merchandising.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Interior design qualifications can lead to an exciting range of careers in commercial and domestic settings.
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Retail Consultant
  • Interior Stylist
  • Interior Decorator
  • Colour Consultant

Pathways

Completion of this course may be used as a pathway into the MSF50218 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Studio
  • Virtual classroom

Class Schedule

Note: Part-time flexible over two nights per week, to be confirmed upon enrolment.

3 days per week to be confirmed upon enrolment.

Assessment Methods

Projects, assignments, written and oral questioning.

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms Core 50
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative process to 3D forms Core 50
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas Core 80
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings Core 50
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings Core 50
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images Elective 20
MSFGN4001 Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements Core 25
MSFID4012 Decorate Residential Interiors Elective 80
MSFID4013 Design residential interior lighting Elective 40
MSFID4015 Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation Elective 20
MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces Core 85
MSFID4017 Research and recommend furniture and accessories Elective 36
MSFID4018 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors Elective 54
MSFID4019 Research interior decoration and design influences Elective 40
MSFID4021 Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces Elective 60
MSFID5016 Develop decoration proposals for complex sites Elective 108
MSFID5028 Research and recommend artwork Elective 36

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $930 $930 $4650 $12500
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1180 $1105 $4900 $12750
Per year $16352
Per semester $8176
Materials fee $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

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

Fees explained

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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

Scholarships on offer

'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for.  And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'

See what scholarships are available

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Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

For more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Sessions.

Academic:
Australian Year 12 equivalency

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

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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