INTERIOR DECORATING COURSE OVERVIEW

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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

MSF40113

This course equips you with the skills to become a sought after interior decorator or stylist. Intensive yet practical, it focuses on interior decoration for residential spaces, introducing you to global influences and inspiring you to achieve your own sense of style.

The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration provides students with a comprehensive education across all facets of interior decoration to enable a smooth transition into their chosen career path.

Under the guidance of teachers who are industry professionals, students learn creative, practical and business skills as well as gaining invaluable insider knowledge from leaders within the industry. The most up to date software programs are utilised which enables our graduates to leave with a high quality portfolio of work, including kitchen and bathroom design projects.

Students are also able to use this course as a pathway to Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) and Diploma of Arts (Interior Design).

This course of study is available either as an on-campus student, studying at our Cromwell Street Campus or through our interactive online platform. We offer a leading online interior design program, where students are engaged through a variety of live classroom activities, as well as video demonstrations and weekly live online tutorials.

Students will have access to all of Collarts' campus facilities, but require access to Adobe Creative Cloud software and specified art materials.

Course Objectives

  • Exploring design concept and scheme development for interior spaces
  • Creating mood boards, sample boards and specification lists
  • Introduction to design elements and principles, interior decoration history, styles and trends
  • Selecting furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories
  • Introduction to colour, interior schemes, specifications and colour theory
  • Basic hand drafting, one-point perspective and rendering techniques and computer aided programs to construct floor plans and elevations
  • Kitchen and bathroom projects
  • Styling for interiors and photo-shoots
  • Business and professional practice skills for the Interior decorator
  • Presentation, interview and portfolio skills
  • SketchUp

On-Campus Study

Duration: Approximately 8 months (2 terms of 12 weeks)

Schedule: 2 days per week on campus + 12 hours of self-directed learning off campus

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

 

Online Study

Duration: Approximately 14 months (4 terms of 12 weeks)

Schedule: 15 hours per week inc. 2 live online tutorials weekly

Online students are encouraged to attend practical intensives throughout the year.

Study Units Under The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (On-Campus)

Term 1
BSBDES305 - Source and apply the history and theory of design
BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design to 2D forms
BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design to 3D forms
MSFID4001 - Research, analyse and apply colour to interior spaces
MSFID4008 - Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
CUAACD301 - Produce drawings to communicate ideas
MSFID4010 - Reseach interior decoration and design influences
MSFID5010 - Provide interior styling services

Term 2
MSFID4002 - Decorate residential interiors
MSFID4011 - Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
MSFID4007 - Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors
MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSFID4006 - Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSFID4003 - Prepare materials board for client presentation
CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services
CUAACD303 - Produce technical drawings
CUAACD302 - Produce computer-aided drawings
MSFID4004 - Reseach and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4005 - Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

Study Units Under The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (Online)

Term 1
BSBDES305 - Source and apply the history and theory of design
BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design to 2D forms
BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design to 3D forms
MSFID4010 - Reseach interior decoration and design influences
MSFID5010 - Provide interior styling services

Term 2
MSFID4001 - Research, analyse and apply colour to interior spaces
MSFID4008 - Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
CUAACD301 - Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Term 3
MSFID4004 - Reseach and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4005 - Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors|
CUAACD303 - Produce technical drawings
CUAACD302 - Produce computer-aided drawings

Term 4
MSFID4002 - Decorate residential interiors
MSFID4011 - Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
MSFID4007 - Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors
MSFID4006 - Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSFID4003 - Prepare materials board for client presentation
MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services

There may be some additional costs when studying this course. It’s difficult to be precise about what these might be as each student will have different expectations and requirements.
It is a requirement of the course to have access to Adobe Creative Cloud and the necessary art materials.

Admission and Intake

There is a simple portfolio requirement as part of the enrolment process. You will be advised on this once your application is received.

For intake datesduration and links to learn more, head to www.collarts.edu.au/faq

The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration is delivered at the Cromwell Street Campus under the authority and license of Collarts | CRICOS Provider Code 03392K | RTO. 0109. 
This training  is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program

Fees

The total cost for the Certificate IV in Interior Design is $9,950 (on-campus) or $7,500 (online). 

There may be some additional costs when studying this course. It’s difficult to be precise about what these might be as each student will have different expectations and requirements. It is a requirement of the course to have access to Adobe Creative Cloud and the necessary art materials. You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

Fee Assistance

If you’re a Victorian resident, you may be eligible for Skills First funding for our Certificate IV in Interior Decoration.

Skills First

Skills First is a Victorian Government scheme that helps people access vocational education and training. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training. Collarts is currently offering government subsidised places for the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration MSF40113.

You can check if you are eligible for a government-subsidised place by using the government’s online Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator. 

Note: this indicator is to be used as a guide only. It does not guarantee you a government-subsidised place in a Mercer nationally recognised course. Mercer will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility during the course application process.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access training subsidised through the Skills First program. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding

Click here to read more about the Skills First Quality Charter

Eligibility criteria for government-subsidised training

To be eligible for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria

Location and citizenship

You must:

  • be physically present in Victoria for all of your studies; and
  • be an Australian citizen, or a holder of a permanent visa, or a New Zealand citizen (visa 444).
Age and prior education

If you are 20 years of age or over as at 1 January in the year you start your course, you may be eligible for a government-subsidised place if you are applying for a qualification higher than any other qualification you have already completed (in addition to meeting all other eligibility criteria).

Please note the following exceptions:

Higher qualifications obtained overseas which have not been formally assessed for Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalency are not included in this prior education criteria;

Students of any age whose existing highest qualification is a VCE, VCAL, International Baccalaureate Diploma, or an Australian senior secondary school certificate, may be eligible for a government-subsidised place in a Certificate II level program or above.

Education history

You must not:

  • be currently enrolled in secondary school. This includes students enrolled in any government, non-government, independent, catholic or home school. School-based apprentices and trainees are exempt from this criteria;
  • be enrolled in the Commonwealth Government’s Skills for Education and Employment program
  • have started, or be due to start, more than two programs in a government subsidised place in the same calendar year; and
  • be currently enrolled in two or more programs in government-subsidised places at the same time; and
  • have, in your lifetime, started two or more programs in a government-subsidised place at the same AQF level (e.g. Advanced Diploma) as the program you are applying for.
What are my options if I’m not eligible?

If you are ineligible for a government-subsidised place, you may be offered a full-fee place. You can get an estimate of your total course cost by checking the indicative course fees.

Fee concessions

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a concession to help reduce the amount of fees you need to pay.

Concessions on tuition fees are available for government-subsidised training in all courses below diploma level; and for training at any level (including diploma level and above) for Indigenous students.

Please contact our Future Student Advisor on 1300 818 777 during business hours if you think you may be eligible.

Statement of Fees 2019

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IN COLLABORATION WITH MERCER SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Mercer School of Interior Design offers students the opportunity to experience the industry up-close through local and international study experiences, providing all of the essential skills for a successful career in design. Dedicated to creating and shaping the next wave of interior design, their studio-style space and small class sizes guarantee that students receive the first-hand guidance they need for a successful future in the field.

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