The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide design and decoration advice for building interiors.
During your studies you will develop skills in researching and analysing client requirements, spatial planning, selecting and specifying complete decoration solutions for residential commercial projects, preparing reflected ceiling plans for power and communications services, and preparing design reports and documentation for projects.
The structured course will enable you to work with a client brief and within project parameters. The projects cover an understanding of the application and effects of colour and pattern in interior spaces, the application of historic furnishings styles and their relationship to architectural periods, and current practice.
You will also learn how to work with builders, architects, suppliers and contractors, and how to provide them with working and contract documentation.
Subjects cover the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of designed residential and commercial 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.
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Produce technical drawings
Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
Decorate residential interiors
Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
Evaluate site for interior design brief
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Monitor and manage small business operations
Produce computer-aided drawings
Produce and prepare photo images
Evaluate and participate in design industry networks
Source and specify decoration products
Prepare a materials board for client presentation
Research and recommend furniture and accessories
Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
Research and recommend hard materials and finshes for interiors
Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building
Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
Research architectural styles and movements
Design residential interiors
Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces
Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution
Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors
Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior
Decorate interiors for restoration projects
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration offered at Holmesglen with satisfactory grades.
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
After completing this course, you will receive the MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration.
Students can continue their study with the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
- Self employment as an interior designer or decorator
- Colour consultant
- Interior stylist
- In-house interior designer or decorator for design and decoration consultancies in disciplines such as furniture, furnishings, fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of specialised retail stores and shop fitters
- Interior Designer & Decorator assistant with architectural firms
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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