What is the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration?

The nationally accredited MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration is your first step to a career as an Interior Decorator.
Focusing on the essential skills you will need as an Interior Decorator, the course teaches you the foundations of colour and design whilst equipping you with all of the necessary practical skills to work within the decorating industry. The course is a perfect blend of theoretical elements, hands on practical experience, and real life industry briefs to ensure that you are ready to launch yourself into the interiors industry on completion.
Explore how to create design concepts, communicate and present your ideas confidently and deliver comprehensive and well-resolved interior schemes. You will learn how to confidently work with soft furnishings, room layouts, specifying colour, styling interiors and illustrating your ideas.
You will graduate with an extensive portfolio of work, essential industry contacts and the confidence to succeed in the interiors industry.

 

YOUR ISCD ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Course Duration
15 hours per week, up to 12 months

Your learning experience combines the flexibility to study the way you want to suit your lifestyle. Is based on live briefs on real projects and utilises the latest technology and methodologies to ensure you have a great learning experience that is engaging and fun.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE ENROL NOW

Course Overview

Finish your Certificate program by gaining practical and technical skills to thrive as an Interior Decorator.

What you will learn

  • The ability to generate ideas and concepts to create decorating solutions for interior spaces including materials and finishes, furniture layouts and materials boards for client presentations.
  • An understanding of client analysis and expectations for design projects including project coordination, fees and scheduling
  • An extensive knowledge of colour theory and its application to design, including interior scheming, finishes and the effects of lighting in interiors
  • In-depth knowledge of soft furnishings, furniture and spatial design
  • The ability to confidently source and style furniture and accessories in response to a client brief
  • The ability to produce hand drawn architectural drawings including perspective drawings to communicate concepts

Career Outcomes

After you complete the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration you will be able to secure an industry position through internships and support roles in;

  • Interior Decorators
  • Residential Stylists
  • Real Estate Stylist
  • Soft furnishing Design Consultant
CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)
CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)
CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)

DESIGN PROCESSES

  • BSBDES302 – Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • BSBDES401 – Generate design solutions
  • CUAILL401 – Develop and refine illustrative work

COLOUR FOUNDATION

  • BSBDES301 – Explore the use of colour
  • CUAACD401 – Integrate colour theory and design processes

DESIGN METHODS

  • BSBDES303 – Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • BSBDES402 – Collaborate in a creative process

DESIGN HISTORY

  • BSBDES305 – Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • MSMENV272 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

DRAWING AND DOCUMENTATION

  • CUAACD303 – Produce technical drawings
  • CUAACD301 – Produce drawings to communicate ideas

APPLIED COLOUR

  • MSFID4001 – Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
  • MSFID5009 – Research and recommend colour and applied finishes

SOFT FURNISHINGS

  • MSFID4003 – Prepare a materials board for client presentation
  • MSFID4005 – Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

DESIGN INDUSTRY PRACTICE

  • MSFID4011- Determine work, health safety (WHS) implications or interior effects
  • BSBDES304 – Source and apply design industry knowledge

STYLING

  • MSFID4004 – Research and recommend furniture accessories

RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS 1

  • MSFID4002 – Decorate residential interiors

*Units of competency are subject to change.

Assessments are made up of a series of research and practical briefs that include a major residential design project:

  • Design and decorate an entry space
  • Create a professional 3 Dimensional model box
  • Understand and present design movements
  • Create a colour scheme for a boutique hotel
  • Develop your designer identity and business paperwork
  • Decorate a residential space

For entry into the Certificate IV course with iscd, applicants will need to:

  • Be at least 16 years+ of age at time of enrolment;
  • Have the ability to read and write English and display numeracy skills to at least Year 10 level;
  • If an international student, have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 5.0 (with no individual score less than 5.0); or,
  • Have completed Australian Year 10 schooling (please provide a copy of your Certificate) or equivalent; or,
  • Have completed a Nationally Recognised Certificate III qualification delivered in English within the last 5 years; and;
    • have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or have appropriate exemption;
    • have a unique email address;
    • have access to a computer with an internet connection.

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course.

  • Design process for 2D and 3D forms
  • Colour theory and application to design
  • Extended research of colour, finishes and the effects of lighting
  • Conceptualisation and the phases of the design process
  • Soft Furnishings and their application in an interior space including suppliers, trades and specifications.
  • Styling, providing interior styling services and researching and recommending furniture and accessories.
  • Presentation of sample boards and specifications for clients
  • Developing your design identity and setting up your business • Drawing and documentation of design concepts and ideas.
  • The ability to generate ideas and concepts to create decorating solutions for interior spaces including materials and finishes, furniture layouts and materials boards for client presentations
  • An understanding of client analysis and expectations for design projects including project coordination, fees and scheduling
  • An extensive knowledge of colour theory and its application to design, including interior scheming, finishes and the effects of lighting in interiors
  • In-depth knowledge of soft furnishings, furniture and spatial design
  • The ability to confidently source and style furniture and accessories in response to a client brief
  • The ability to produce hand drawn architectural drawings including perspective drawings to communicate concepts
  • CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)

    With over 30 years of design industry experience and a forward-thinking focus and creative and supportive environment.

  • CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)

    You can complete your Certificate online from the comfort of your own home.

  • CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)

    Work with our industry partners on design briefs and graduate with real-world experience.

YOUR ISCD ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Your learning experience combines the flexibility to study the way you want to suit your lifestyle. Is based on live briefs on real projects and utilises the latest technology and methodologies to ensure you have a great learning experience that is engaging and fun.

  • Study anytime, anywhere on your chosen device
  • Real life briefs
  • Up to date content
  • 15 hours per week, 12 months

CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION (MSF40118)

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Contact us on 02 8355 3838 or 03 8372 0000 to chat with a specialist course advisor about your study options, or let us know a little bit about you and we can call you back.

Request a call Back

Accredited Interior Design Courses

Become a qualified Interior Designer or Decorator in as little as 2 years! Study anytime, anywhere with our online courses!!

Learn More

iscd News

Want more about iscd? Read our blog posts to find out what is going on at our campuses and find out about study insights from our educators
and students.

Learn More