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Course Description

This diploma could be the first exciting step towards developing your career as an interior designer and decorator. By enrolling in this course you’ll be starting a journey of discovery where you find out exactly what you’re capable of in a design context. The more work you put into it; the more you’ll get out of it.

This course has been exclusively developed in consultation with the current interior design industry. It is fresh, new and responsive to the demands of the modern environment, including subjects on heritage buildings and incorporating environmentally sustainable materials into your design work.

Your portfolio and design skills

During your course you’ll be completing numerous projects to gradually build up your design skills and knowledge. You’ll be covering all the essentials – drawing, conceptual, research and business skills as well as building your knowledge of materials and ways of working sustainably. By the time you get to the end, you will have an extensive portfolio of work that you can proudly present to prospective employers and clients.

To help you along, as well as your Open Colleges learning materials, you have been supplied with two textbooks – Interior design visual presentation by Maureen Mitton and Interior design illustrated by Francis Ching. You also have your art kit so you can get started with your designs straight away.

Learn specialist design skills

You will learn to combine the technical, creative and conceptual skills required to plan and detail commercial, residential or heritage building interiors. This course will cover space creation, space planning and creating environments for living and working.

Design Institute of Australia, Recognised Course

The Open Colleges MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration has been designated as a Recognised Course by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). The DIA is Australia's professional membership body for designers and creative professionals.

Study options

Fee for service: enrol in the whole course and work your way through to completion at your own pace.

This option is offered in association with North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010). Nationally Recognised Certification for this option is issued by North Coast TAFE.

VET FEE-HELP: enrol in one Unit of Study at a time. Once completed, progress to the next Unit of Study, until you finish your qualification.

Eligible students can access VET FEE-HELP for this course. Learn more about the different study options available. To apply for access to the VET FEE-HELP loan, it is a requirement that you have completed Year 12.

This option is offered through our partnership with North Coast TAFE and Nationally Recognised Certification for this option is issued by TAFE NSW (Provider number: 91430).

This diploma could be the first exciting step towards developing your career as an interior designer and decorator. By enrolling in this course you’ll be starting a journey of discovery where you find out exactly what you’re capable of in a design context. The more work you put into it; the more you’ll get out of it.

This course has been exclusively developed in consultation with the current interior design industry. It is fresh, new and responsive to the demands of the modern environment, including subjects on heritage buildings and incorporating environmentally sustainable materials into your design work.

Your portfolio and design skills

During your course you’ll be completing numerous projects to gradually build up your design skills and knowledge. You’ll be covering all the essentials – drawing, conceptual, research and business skills as well as building your knowledge of materials and ways of working sustainably. By the time you get to the end, you will have an extensive portfolio of work that you can proudly present to prospective employers and clients.

To help you along, as well as your Open Colleges learning materials, you have been supplied with two textbooks – Interior design visual presentation by Maureen Mitton and Interior design illustrated by Francis Ching. You also have your art kit so you can get started with your designs straight away.

Learn specialist design skills

You will learn to combine the technical, creative and conceptual skills required to plan and detail commercial, residential or heritage building interiors. This course will cover space creation, space planning and creating environments for living and working.

Design Institute of Australia, Recognised Course

The Open Colleges MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration has been designated as a Recognised Course by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). The DIA is Australia's professional membership body for designers and creative professionals.

Study options

Fee for service: enrol in the whole course and work your way through to completion at your own pace.

This option is offered in association with North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010). Nationally Recognised Certification for this option is issued by North Coast TAFE.

VET FEE-HELP: enrol in one Unit of Study at a time. Once completed, progress to the next Unit of Study, until you finish your qualification.

Eligible students can access VET FEE-HELP for this course. Learn more about the different study options available. To apply for access to the VET FEE-HELP loan, it is a requirement that you have completed Year 12.

This option is offered through our partnership with North Coast TAFE and Nationally Recognised Certification for this option is issued by TAFE NSW (Provider number: 91430).

Potential career outcomes

  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Stylist
  • Soft Furnishing Consultant
Course number E1035
Qualification name MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Course duration Maximum 30 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
VET FEE-HELP Available
Assessments Portfolio, Presentations, Projects, Questions, Reports
Fee for service option awarded by
  • North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010)
VET FEE-HELP option awarded by
  • TAFE NSW (Provider number: 91430)

This diploma could be the first exciting step towards developing your career as an interior designer and decorator. By enrolling in this course you’ll be starting a journey of discovery where you find out exactly what you’re capable of in a design context. The more work you put into it; the more you’ll get out of it.

This course has been exclusively developed in consultation with the current interior design industry. It is fresh, new and responsive to the demands of the modern environment, including subjects on heritage buildings and incorporating environmentally sustainable materials into your design work.

Your portfolio and design skills

During your course you’ll be completing numerous projects to gradually build up your design skills and knowledge. You’ll be covering all the essentials – drawing, conceptual, research and business skills as well as building your knowledge of materials and ways of working sustainably. By the time you get to the end, you will have an extensive portfolio of work that you can proudly present to prospective employers and clients.

To help you along, as well as your Open Colleges learning materials, you have been supplied with two textbooks – Interior design visual presentation by Maureen Mitton and Interior design illustrated by Francis Ching. You also have your art kit so you can get started with your designs straight away.

Learn specialist design skills

You will learn to combine the technical, creative and conceptual skills required to plan and detail commercial, residential or heritage building interiors. This course will cover space creation, space planning and creating environments for living and working.

Design Institute of Australia, Recognised Course

The Open Colleges MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration has been designated as a Recognised Course by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). The DIA is Australia's professional membership body for designers and creative professionals.

Study options

Fee for service: enrol in the whole course and work your way through to completion at your own pace.

This option is offered in association with North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010). Nationally Recognised Certification for this option is issued by North Coast TAFE.

VET FEE-HELP: enrol in one Unit of Study at a time. Once completed, progress to the next Unit of Study, until you finish your qualification.

Eligible students can access VET FEE-HELP for this course. Learn more about the different study options available. To apply for access to the VET FEE-HELP loan, it is a requirement that you have completed Year 12.

This option is offered through our partnership with North Coast TAFE and Nationally Recognised Certification for this option is issued by TAFE NSW (Provider number: 91430).

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

 

Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of North Coast TAFE may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW. Students studying through Open Colleges are not subject to TAFE NSW grading criteria, receiving an ungraded outcome for Units of Competency and Qualifications successfully completed.

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Fee For Service Schedule

Module 1: Student Accommodation

  • Source information on 2-dimensional design
  • Explore the creative design process for 2-dimensional forms
  • Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 2-dimensional forms
  • Prepare for technical drawing work
  • Create technical drawings

Module 2: Antique bazaar

  • Plan research
  • Conduct research and document findings
  • Maintain currency with architectural styles and movements
  • Source information on 3-dimensional design
  • Explore the creative design process for 3-dimensional forms
  • Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 3-dimensional forms

Module 3: The Interior Design Studio

  • Evaluate and explore needs and opportunities
  • Develop a range of creative approaches
  • Refine concepts
  • Develop concepts to an operational level
  • Plan drawing work
  • Experiment to represent ideas
  • Create drawings

Module 4: Decorate a residential complex

  • Confirm services with client
  • Determine client style requirements
  • Develop style design
  • Create visual impact by styling a space
  • Source information on colour and colour theory
  • Experiment with colour
  • Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour
  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct research for the design
  • Confirm the design brief
  • Generate decoration concepts
  • Translate concepts into 3D decoration ideas
  • Revise and refine solution
  • Present decoration solution to client
  • Reflect on decoration process
  • Assess colour requirements for the project
  • Research colour schemes for interior decoration
  • Explore colour schemes
  • Present colour scheme
  • Assess colour requirements for the project
  • Research colour schemes for interior decoration
  • Explore colour schemes
  • Present colour scheme

Module 5: Your resource library

  • Assess client product need
  • Source and assess suitability of products
  • Specify products
  • Interpret decoration requirements from project brief
  • Research furniture
  • Research accessories
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Assess soft furnishing requirements for the project
  • Research materials for soft furnishings
  • Research and recommend decorative treatments for windows and openings
  • Research and recommend soft floor coverings
  • Document and present decorative recommendations

Module 6: Run your own business

  • Define the design challenge
  • Undertake research to inform the design solution
  • Communicate and collaborate with others
  • Generate ideas and responses to the design challenge
  • Select a design solution
  • Identify principles of WHS
  • Assess WHS implications for interior decoration and design
  • Assess safety implications for customers
  • Assess risk
  • Apply risk control measures to decoration and design solutions
  • Identify current resource use and environmental issues
  • Comply with environmental regulations
  • Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency
  • Develop operational strategies and procedures
  • Implement operational strategies and procedures
  • Monitor business performance
  • Review business operations

Module 7: Interior design technology

  • Establish structural components and materials used in residential buildings
  • Interpret plans and specifications
  • Specify the materials and methods involved in the refurbishment of wet areas​
  • Develop and maintain relevant and current reference material
  • Identify hard material and finishing requirements for project
  • Identify types and features of hard materials and finishes
  • Research hard materials and finishes
  • Recommend hard materials and finishes
  • Identify presentation requirements from project brief
  • Prepare materials board
  • Prepare for client presentation

Module 8: CAD drawings

  • Determine project requirements
  • Use CAD applications to produce 3-D model and documentation
  • Edit drawing components
  • Render surfaces
  • Create 3-D views of the model
  • Plot and print for final presentations
  • Save and back up files
  • Ensure client requirements are met.
  • Produce one-point perspective visuals from a given plan and elevation.
  • Produce two-point perspective visuals from a given plan and elevation.
  • Produce multi point perspective from given industry briefs.

Module 9: The design brief

  • Establish design requirements
  • Develop and refine design brief
  • Negotiate terms and conditions
  • Prepare for site evaluation
  • Assess structural aspects of interior space
  • Assess materials used in interior space
  • Assess services
  • Conduct additional research to support site evaluation
  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct project research
  • Generate decorative themes and concepts
  • Select and specify internal finishes, furniture, furnishings, lighting and object d'art
  • Present a fully resolved scheme and evaluate client response

Module 10: Restoration project

  • Plan and prepare for drawing requirements.
  • Organise information for drawing preparation.
  • Draw or develop orthographic description.
  • Draw or develop sectional detailed drawings.
  • Develop detailed drawings of feature work.
  • Complete work.
  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct research on decoration requirements
  • Generate decoration solution
  • Prepare client presentation
  • Interpret lighting requirements from project brief
  • Assess natural light sources
  • Assess artificial light sources
  • Select light fittings
  • Draw and present lighting layouts for an interior space

Module 11: The portfolio

  • Evaluate and select presentation options
  • Plan presentation of work
  • Create presentation
  • Review and update presentation

VET FEE-HELP Schedule

Unit of Study 1

  • Source information on 2-dimensional design
  • Explore the creative design process for 2-dimensional forms
  • Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 2-dimensional forms
  • Prepare for technical drawing work
  • Create technical drawings
  • Plan research
  • Conduct research and document findings
  • Maintain currency with architectural styles and movements
  • Source information on 3-dimensional design
  • Explore the creative design process for 3-dimensional forms
  • Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 3-dimensional forms
  • Evaluate and explore needs and opportunities
  • Develop a range of creative approaches
  • Refine concepts
  • Develop concepts to an operational level
  • Plan drawing work
  • Experiment to represent ideas
  • Create drawings

Unit of Study 2

  • Confirm services with client
  • Determine client style requirements
  • Develop style design
  • Create visual impact by styling a space
  • Source information on colour and colour theory
  • Experiment with colour
  • Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour
  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct research for the design
  • Confirm the design brief
  • Generate decoration concepts
  • Translate concepts into 3D decoration ideas
  • Revise and refine solution
  • Present decoration solution to client
  • Reflect on decoration process
  • Assess colour requirements for the project
  • Research colour schemes for interior decoration
  • Explore colour schemes
  • Present colour scheme
  • Assess colour requirements for the project
  • Research colour schemes for interior decoration
  • Explore colour schemes
  • Present colour scheme
  • Assess client product need
  • Source and assess suitability of products
  • Specify products
  • Interpret decoration requirements from project brief
  • Research furniture
  • Research accessories
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Assess soft furnishing requirements for the project
  • Research materials for soft furnishings
  • Research and recommend decorative treatments for windows and openings
  • Research and recommend soft floor coverings
  • Document and present decorative recommendations

Unit of Study 3

  • Define the design challenge
  • Undertake research to inform the design solution
  • Communicate and collaborate with others
  • Generate ideas and responses to the design challenge
  • Select a design solution
  • Identify principles of WHS
  • Assess WHS implications for interior decoration and design
  • Assess safety implications for customers
  • Assess risk
  • Apply risk control measures to decoration and design solutions
  • Identify current resource use and environmental issues
  • Comply with environmental regulations
  • Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency
  • Develop operational strategies and procedures
  • Implement operational strategies and procedures
  • Monitor business performance
  • Review business operations
  • Establish structural components and materials used in residential buildings
  • Interpret plans and specifications
  • Specify the materials and methods involved in the refurbishment of wet areas​
  • Develop and maintain relevant and current reference material
  • Identify hard material and finishing requirements for project
  • Identify types and features of hard materials and finishes
  • Research hard materials and finishes
  • Recommend hard materials and finishes
  • Identify presentation requirements from project brief
  • Prepare materials board
  • Prepare for client presentation
  • Determine project requirements
  • Use CAD applications to produce 3-D model and documentation
  • Edit drawing components
  • Render surfaces
  • Create 3-D views of the model
  • Plot and print for final presentations
  • Save and back up files
  • Ensure client requirements are met.
  • Produce one-point perspective visuals from a given plan and elevation.
  • Produce two-point perspective visuals from a given plan and elevation.
  • Produce multi point perspective from given industry briefs.

Unit of Study 4

  • Establish design requirements
  • Develop and refine design brief
  • Negotiate terms and conditions
  • Prepare for site evaluation
  • Assess structural aspects of interior space
  • Assess materials used in interior space
  • Assess services
  • Conduct additional research to support site evaluation
  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct project research
  • Generate decorative themes and concepts
  • Select and specify internal finishes, furniture, furnishings, lighting and object d'art
  • Present a fully resolved scheme and evaluate client response
  • Plan and prepare for drawing requirements.
  • Organise information for drawing preparation.
  • Draw or develop orthographic description.
  • Draw or develop sectional detailed drawings.
  • Develop detailed drawings of feature work.
  • Complete work.
  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct research on decoration requirements
  • Generate decoration solution
  • Prepare client presentation
  • Interpret lighting requirements from project brief
  • Assess natural light sources
  • Assess artificial light sources
  • Select light fittings
  • Draw and present lighting layouts for an interior space
  • Evaluate and select presentation options
  • Plan presentation of work
  • Create presentation
  • Review and update presentation

Education

You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
  • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Creative Ability

Learners need to possess some creative and design skills. These may be demonstrated by:

  • Confirmation that the learner completed a relevant subject at high school (such as art, design, digital media, animation or communication); and/or
  • Confirmation that the learner has completed subsequent courses or qualifications in a related field, this may include the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals, Certificate IV in Design or some other course that builds basic creative and design skills; and/or
  • Confirmation that the learner has at least 12 months of experience in the interior design and decoration industry and, in doing so, has undertaken tasks that have demonstrated at least basic creative and design skills.

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 18 years old

English

This course involves reading learner guides and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Computing

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

  • Microsoft Office 2007 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 4GB of RAM – 8GB is recommended
  • 10.5GB available hard disc space for installation; additional free space is required during installation.
  • 1280 x 800 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with 16 – bit colour and 512 MB of V RAM

Mac OS:

  • Mac OS X v 10.6.8 or v 10.7
  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Intel Pentium® 4 or AM D Athlon® 64 processor
  • Open GL 2.0 – Capable system
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML 5 media playback and multimedia features
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files

Equipment

You will need access to a digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.

Students will also need access to the following

  • Access to an A2 printer or photocopier
  • Access to a high resolution colour printer
  • Access to a high resolution, large format scanner
  • Textile, tile, flooring and paint samples
  • Mounting boards
  • Rotring drawing pens size .25, .35 and .5 and ink or felt-tip pens,
  • Eraser
  • Materials, tools and equipment to make scale models for example: stanley knife, metal ruler, A2 cutting mat, craft glue, pins, and removable tape.

Skills

Learners will need to have proficient computing skills to undertake this course. This includes the ability to:

  • Use the computer, mouse and keyboard with proficiency in skills required to integrate software packages, save files and search the Internet
  • Proficient computer, mouse and keyboard skills to operate design software (AutoCAD and Adobe CS ) for creating designs
  • Attach and use peripheral devices such as a scanner, digital camera, media storage (e.g., flash drive for design storage)
  • Scan hand drawn conceptual images
  • Save a compressed file (.zip)
  • Save a PDF File

Additional

Students will also be required to register for AutoCAD software, which is available free for students enrolled in an approved education institution.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Education

You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
  • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Creative Ability

Learners need to possess some creative and design skills. These may be demonstrated by:

  • Confirmation that the learner completed a relevant subject at high school (such as art, design, digital media, animation or communication); and/or
  • Confirmation that the learner has completed subsequent courses or qualifications in a related field, this may include the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals, Certificate IV in Design or some other course that builds basic creative and design skills; and/or
  • Confirmation that the learner has at least 12 months of experience in the interior design and decoration industry and, in doing so, has undertaken tasks that have demonstrated at least basic creative and design skills.

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 18 years old

English

This course involves reading learner guides and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Computing

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

  • Microsoft Office 2007 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 4GB of RAM – 8GB is recommended
  • 10.5GB available hard disc space for installation; additional free space is required during installation.
  • 1280 x 800 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with 16 – bit colour and 512 MB of V RAM

Mac OS:

  • Mac OS X v 10.6.8 or v 10.7
  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Intel Pentium® 4 or AM D Athlon® 64 processor
  • Open GL 2.0 – Capable system
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML 5 media playback and multimedia features
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files

Equipment

You will need access to a digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.

Students will also need access to the following

  • Access to an A2 printer or photocopier
  • Access to a high resolution colour printer
  • Access to a high resolution, large format scanner
  • Textile, tile, flooring and paint samples
  • Mounting boards
  • Rotring drawing pens size .25, .35 and .5 and ink or felt-tip pens,
  • Eraser
  • Materials, tools and equipment to make scale models for example: stanley knife, metal ruler, A2 cutting mat, craft glue, pins, and removable tape.

Skills

Learners will need to have proficient computing skills to undertake this course. This includes the ability to:

  • Use the computer, mouse and keyboard with proficiency in skills required to integrate software packages, save files and search the Internet
  • Proficient computer, mouse and keyboard skills to operate design software (AutoCAD and Adobe CS ) for creating designs
  • Attach and use peripheral devices such as a scanner, digital camera, media storage (e.g., flash drive for design storage)
  • Scan hand drawn conceptual images
  • Save a compressed file (.zip)
  • Save a PDF File

Additional

Students will also be required to register for AutoCAD software, which is available free for students enrolled in an approved education institution.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

For full list of requirements, download a FREE Course Guide

Endorsement

This course is endorsed by:

Learners are supplied with a student art pack which includes:

Study Period 1

  • Textbook: Interior design illustrated
  • Textbook: Interior design visual presentation
  • Scale ruler
  • Jasart sketch pad 110gms cartridge paper 100pp A3
  • A3 visual diary
  • A3 Black Diary
  • Reeves tracing paper pad65gsm 25 sheets: A3
  • A3 white foam core
  • Kent set square #10
  • Graphite Sketch Set
  • 4x Uni Pens
  • Renoir glue tape removable

 

Study Period 2

  • Brush Bundle Pack
  • 12 Well Paint Pallet
  • JASART pencils 12 pack
  • Jasart Foamboard 5mm A3 - Black on Black
  • Colour wheel
  • 3x Mpexy markers
  • Gouache Colour CMYK
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with North Coast TAFE (Provider number: 90010). The testamur will be issued by North Coast TAFE.

Chris Veness

For over a decade, Chris has been training industry professionals and interior design students at both University and TAFE levels, as well as working in the design industry and running his own design and 3D practice. His wealth of teaching experience covers all aspects of Design, CAD, BIM and 3D software. In 2011, he was awarded "Teacher of the Year" at the Canberra Institute of Technology and in 2014 received the highest student satisfaction rating at the University of Canberra. As a practising building designer and interior designer, Chris delivers the very highest quality standards to his clientele. He is a leader and pioneer of 3D visualisations and artist impressions.

Melissa Kenny

Melissa has been an interior designer for over 20 years. She studied at Enmore Design College while working full-time in her first design studio. Melissa contributed to many retail, hospitality, and residential design projects before going overseas and working in a well-established London design studio, making a base to travel through Europe. In 2001, Melissa started her own design company called holmes@home. She loves designing and sharing her skills and knowledge with students that wish to make design their passion and career. 

Tracy Ingaldo

A consummate professional, Tracy Ingaldo is the owner of Bella Interiors, a design business with clients across the Western Sydney and Blue Mountains regions of New South Wales.

Tracy’s creative career was sparked more than 20 years ago with a course in computer-aided design (CAD) and flourished after she completed her Diploma of Interior Decorating and gained experience working in the window dressings industry.

In addition to Tracy’s client work, which includes a recent project in for a cafe in Vietnam, she is a serial home renovator. Remodelling a number of homes in the past decade has provided hands?on experience, and enabled her to stay abreast of the latest styles, materials and products.

Tracy is also an experienced educator, having worked as an assessor for an interior decorating college. She has completed a workplace training and assessment qualification, and is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for colour and design with Open Colleges' interior decoration students.

Start learning for less. Our payment options could help you make considerable savings on the cost of this course. 

 

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