National code: MSF40122

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

Note:

  • 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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements MSFGN4001

  • Decorate residential interiors MSFID4012

  • Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces MSFID4016

  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms CUADES303

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

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

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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