Turn your passion for design into a creative career and enter this exciting industry as an assistant interior designer. Learn how to transform interiors by designing colour schemes, using computer-aided design technology, and meeting client expectations.
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.
A nationally accredited qualification at certificate IV level
Experience to research and analyse client briefs
Skills to style interior spaces
The ability to select furnishings, specifications and colours
The ability to collaborate with architects, builders, designers and suppliers
Great communication skills to connect with clients and other design professionals
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
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
Digital literacy and computer skills to use computer-aided design (CAD) software
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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 , interior sales representative, interior stylist , colour consultant , soft and hard materials consultant and soft furnishings consultant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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