Turn your passion for colour and design into a creative career. You’ll learn how to transform interiors by designing colour schemes, using computer-aided design technology, and meeting client expectations. Get the skills to work as an assistant interior decorator or interior sales representative.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Plan, design and arrange interior spaces
Create technical drawings
Create digital illustrations
Design colour schemes
Research and analyse client goals
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience to research and analyse client briefs
Skills to style interior spaces
Ability to select furnishings, specifications and colours
Collaborate with architects, builders, designers and suppliers
Strong foundation to continue your studies
Skills and knowledge to start your own business
Great communication skills to connect with clients and other design professionals
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for design and interior decoration
An interest in decorating physical environments
The drive to kick-start your career in residential and commercial decoration
Great communication skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Assistant interior decorator , Assistant interior designer and Interior sales representative
A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who require access to construction sites. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit the Safework NSW website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 Units of competency, including 7 core and 10 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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