The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration will prepare you for a range of interior decoration careers. Whether you want to decorate residential domestic interiors, retail interiors, commercial spaces or specialised rooms, this course will help you get there.
Career opportunities, include:
- Interior decoration consultant
- Self employment working directly with clients
- Interior decoration consultant within the retail domestic environment
Pathways to further study:
- 22477VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design
Studying the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration at Holmesglen
This is a practical “hands on” course, allowing you to view, touch and style hard materials and soft furnishing textiles for various client design briefs.
Explore the use of colour, work with fabrics, research design history and use computer aided design (CAD) and Adobe software to bring your ideas to life.
You will learn invaluable skills in communication, teamwork, problem solving, in-depth product knowledge and how to propose appropriate colour schemes to work in with existing light sources.
In addition, you will learn how to interpret customer needs and desired outcomes, identify and recommend improvements and learn valuable planning and organisational skills working in a safe environment.
You will develop an impressive portfolio of projects throughout the course, which you can use for presentation to potential employers and clients.
• 1 year over 2 semesters
• Attendance 3.5 long days: Class times between 9am - up to 6pm (3 days plus 1 half day)
• Complete 17 units of competencies over one year.
• Attendance three - four days per week depending on stage of study
• Two years (four stages of study over four semesters)
• Class times between 9.30am - 2.45pm
• Complete 17 units of competencies over two years.
Toqualify, you must complete 7 core units and 10 elective units.
||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
||Produce drawings to communicate ideas
||Produce technical drawings
||Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
||Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects
||Produce computer-aided drawings
||Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation
||Research interior decoration and design influences
||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
||Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements
||Decorate residential interiors
||Develop and extend design skills and practice
||Produce and prepare photo images
||Design residential interior lighting
||Research and recommend furniture and accessories
||Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces
| Code || Name |
|BSBDES302||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms|
|CUAACD301||Produce drawings to communicate ideas|
|CUAACD303||Produce technical drawings|
|MSFID4016||Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces|
|CPPBDN4001||Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects|
|CUAACD302||Produce computer-aided drawings|
|MSFID4015||Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation|
|MSFID4019||Research interior decoration and design influences|
|BSBDES303||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms|
|MSFGN4001||Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements|
|MSFID4012||Decorate residential interiors|
|BSBDES403||Develop and extend design skills and practice|
|CUADIG303||Produce and prepare photo images|
|MSFID4013||Design residential interior lighting|
|MSFID4017||Research and recommend furniture and accessories|
|MSFID4021||Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces|
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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
But Holmesglen requires that applicants attend a pre-training review to determine their suitability for the program.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will also be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion, you will receive the MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration certificate.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession