What is Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (MSF40118)?

It’s never been easier to study Interior Decoration online.
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

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


Your study experience shouldn’t be in isolation. It should reflect the collaborative approaches you’ll be implementing in the marketplace. Working dynamically with clients to specific meet needs. That’s why we provide ample opportunities to interact with other students and be supported by your own educator

Course Overview

Gain the practical and technical skills to thrive as an Interior Decorator.


  • 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 have the skills to secure an industry position through internships and support roles in;

  • Interior Decorators
  • Residential Stylists
  • Property Stylists
  • Business Owners
  • Colour Consultants
  • Magazine Stylists
  • Interior Styling for photographers and events You can keep up to date with current job that are available now in the design industry on our job board