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Part Time: 2 years



This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for the selection and coordination of interior furnishings and finishes in the decoration of domestic and commercial interiors.

You will study interior decoration and learn the practical skills and knowledge required to plan and implement creative design and decoration solutions for a variety of interior environments. You will also learn skills in computing, Google SketchUp, presentation methods, soft furnishings, hard material application, colour theory and application.

You will have the opportunity to use Adobe design software throughout the program. You will create a folio of design work for art and design courses at tertiary level.

Course structure

Timetable>Students must attend classes at Holmesglen's Chadstone campus on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 5pm.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards





Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Work safely


Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context


Explore the use of colour


Produce drawings from design concepts


Make measurements and calculations


Estimate and cost job


Style a retail display


Advise customers on interior decoration


Provide technical advice to customers


Recommend home and home improvement products and services

Code Name
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MSMWHS200Work safely
BSBDES202Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
MSFDN4001Produce drawings from design concepts
MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3002Estimate and cost job
MSFID3002Style a retail display
MSFSF3010Advise customers on interior decoration
MSFSF3013Provide technical advice to customers
SIRRRPK010ARecommend home and home improvement products and services

Entry requirements

You must be enrolled in as a VCE or VCAL student at a Victorian Secondary School.

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.



This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and is part of your VCE or VCAL program. Where the program provides a Unit 3 and 4 sequence, VTAC may award a 10% increment towards the calculation of the ATAR (subject to VTAC policy).


Upon successful completion of the Cert III In Interior Decoration Retail Services qualification, students may apply to study the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration program.
This is an entry level program.


After successfully completing the course, you may undertake a broad range of further study from certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses in interior design and decoration.

This course is suitable if you have an interest in interior design, colour consultation and styling.

How to apply

If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.

T: 03 9209 5109



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Interior Decoration and Design Open Days

At Holmesglen, our interior design courses take your creative flair and layer it with the principles of design and the skills so you can meet the aesthetic, functional and safety criteria of any project. Visit us on Open Day and meet the teachers, tour the facilities and learn more about the creative field of Interior Decoration and Design. You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools Interior Decoration course, the Certificate III in Interior Decoration Retail Services. Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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