STUDY INTERIOR DECORATION

If you dream of a career as an Interior Decorator or Stylist, this course is for you.

Intensive yet practical, the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (MSF40118) focuses on interior decoration for residential spaces, introducing you to global influences and inspiring you to achieve your own sense of style. This course 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-leading professionals, students learn creative, practical and business skills as well as gaining invaluable insider knowledge. Using the most up-to-date software programs, our graduates leave with a high-quality portfolio, including kitchen and bathroom design projects. Students are also able to use this course as a pathway to the Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) and Diploma of Arts (Interior Design).

We offer a leading interactive online platform, where students are engaged through a variety of live classroom activities, as well as video demonstrations and weekly live online tutorials. Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of interior decoration, both in Australia and overseas.

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

You will explore design concepts and scheme developments for interior spaces

You will create mood boards, sample boards and specification lists

Obtain an introduction to design elements and principles, interior decoration history, styles and trends

Experience the process of selecting furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories

Obtain an introduction to colour, interior schemes, specifications and colour theory

Learn basic hand drafting, one-point perspective, rendering techniques and computer-aided programs to construct floor plans and elevations

Work on kitchen and bathroom projects

Learn styling for interiors and photoshoots

Gain business and professional practice skills for the interior decorator, including presentation, interview and portfolio skills

Familiarise yourself with industry-standard interior design software

Enjoy the flexibility of online study

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

→  Skills First funding available to eligible students

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT INTERIOR DECORATION

HOW INTERIOR DESIGN & DECORATION STUDENTS REVAMPED A SUBURBAN CLINIC

When Yarra Valley Psychology approached the course looking for emerging designers to transform their suburban clinic into a soothing haven, Interior Design & Decoration alumni Fiona Crichton, Ceri FarrokhniaFrances Lech, and Iona Litchfield were up for the task.

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CREATING AWARD-WINNING INTERIOR DESIGN WITH CERI FARROKHNIA

Interior Design & Decoration alumni Ceri Farrokhnia was in the supermarket when she received an email revealing she was a joint winner of the Eussen Student Interior Design Award. Tasked with creating a Ronald McDonald House Family Room that's a stress-free zone for sick children and their families, Ceri's design skills prevailed.

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WHY IS EVERYONE OBSESSED WITH MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN?

Mid-century modern design is everywhere, on TV shows like Mad Men and even Bojack Horseman, to sharehouses across Melbourne. But what exactly is it, and how has it sustained its popularity over the years? The answer: elegant forms, open plans, and by embracing nature.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Melbourne-Fashion-Week
  • Groovin The Moo
  • Falls Festival
  • Ego Expo
  • Peel Street Festival

"Collarts has given us a true-to-life project to work on whilst studying and it's reaffirmed everything we learned here. Not only can you apply these skills to projects outside of the course, but it's confirmed long-lasting friendships as well."

FIONA CRICHTON

Interior Design & Decoration Graduate

Interior Design workshop visuals

"All the projects and processes we did during our studies were similar to reality. I don't think I realised how true to life that actually is. Now that I'm working, I can see that the course was so true to what the industry is really like."

CERI FARROKHNIA

Interior Design & Decoration Graduate

Interior Decoration graduate Ceri Farrokhnia
CERTIFICATE IV

CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)

 

The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (MSF40118) course is perfect for people wanting to work in interior decoration and styling. 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 can be completed in two trimesters of full-time study or four trimesters of part-time study.

The schedule includes four x 2-hour live tutorials per week (full-time) OR Two x 1-hour live tutorials per week (part-time). Online students are encouraged to attend practical intensives throughout the year.

 

THROUGHOUT THE COURSE, YOU WILL

 

You will explore design concepts and scheme developments for interior spaces

You will create mood boards, sample boards and specification lists

Obtain an introduction to design elements and principles, interior decoration history, styles and trends

Experience the process of selecting furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories

Obtain an introduction to colour, interior schemes, specifications and colour theory

Learn basic hand drafting, one-point perspective, rendering techniques and computer-aided programs to construct floor plans and elevations

Work on kitchen and bathroom projects

Learn styling for interiors and photoshoots

Gain business and professional practice skills for the interior decorator, including presentation, interview and portfolio skills

Familiarise yourself with industry-standard interior design software

Enjoy the flexibility of online study

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

→ Skills First is available to eligible students, to learn more see Fees Section

 

The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (MSF40118) is a recognised course of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), delivered under the authority and license of Collarts (RTO Code 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, ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a portfolio of 4 - 6 pieces of original creative work

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

FEES

 

The total cost for the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (MSF40118) is $9,950* (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.

COURSE 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.

It is highly recommended that you have access to a laptop.

FEE ASSISTANCE

If you’re a Victorian resident, you may be eligible for Skills First Program funding for our Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (MSF40118).

 

SKILLS FIRST FUNDING

 

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 (MSF40118).

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 Collarts nationally recognised course. Collarts 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 & 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 & PRIOR EDUCATION

If you are 20 years of age or over as of the 1st of 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

  • 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.

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KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
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Number of Units
17 Units of Study
 
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Duration
2 Trimesters Full-time 
4 Trimesters Part-time
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Study Mode
Online
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Recognised
Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Recognised
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Skills First
Available
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Total Cost
$9,950*
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Career-Ready
Pathway Options

COURSE STRUCTURE

Delivery Mode - Online
FIRST YEAR UNITS UNITS UNITS UNITS UNITS
Trimester 1 HI101 - History of Interiors IS101 - Interior Styling DC101 - Design Communication CL101 - Colour & Light CS101 - Computer Software
Trimester 2 RD102 - Residential Decoration MS102 - Materials & Specifications PP102 - Professional Practice TD102 - Technical Drawing & CAD

OUR CAMPUSEs

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-10pm
Sat-Sun – 9am-7pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.