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MSF40118

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

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Course Description

This flexible, online interior decoration course offers you introduction to the world of interior design, and the skills to establish a successful career within the industry.

What you'll learn

  • You’ll gain practical skills you can put to use in the industry immediately, including how to use colour and furnishings to create inspired interiors, as well as the skills to produce drawings to communicate your ideas to clients.
  • You’ll learn how to research and recommend furniture, accessories, soft furnishings, hard materials and finishes.
  • You’ll also gain much of the knowledge you need to understand the legal, administrative and promotional requirements of establishing a small interior decoration consultancy

Why study this course?

  • During the course, you’ll receive a professional design kit to ensure you have all the tools you need to bring your designs to life.
  • Your course fees include a student membership to the Design Institute of Australia, the peak body for design professionals in Australia. Membership benefits are available for the duration of your course and include access to state events, newsletters and networking opportunities, among others. 
  • You will be supported through your course by a team of industry-experienced Trainers and Assessors who are hugely passionate about the industry and fully committed to helping you develop your skills.
  • When you graduate you will have a nationally recognised qualification that you can use to gain work all across Australia.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Independent/Freelance Interior Decoration Consultant (Styling Services, Colour Consultant)
  • Junior Interior Designer
  • Retail Assistant (tiling, homewares, lighting, soft furnishings, custom kitchen and bathroom fit-outs)

Course Details

Course number E1358
Qualification name MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Portfolio, Presentations, Projects, Questioning
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.


To successfully complete this course, Open Colleges recommends that students:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensures the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet
  • Have basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video

Students who indicate on their enrolment form that they do not meet any of the above recommendations are contacted by the admissions team for further assessment before enrolment is confirmed. Where required, this may include completing a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment.

Audio-Visual Requirements

Learners need access to a digital camera, and related software, for taking photos for design tasks, projects and documenting the design processes.

Simulated Workplace Requirements

It is essential that learners have access to a specific place where they undertake their assessment activities. This work area should be designed as a home office area or design studio. Learners will be asked to submit photographic evidence of their simulated workplace facility prior to assessment in Module 1.


The simulated workplace facility may include tools, equipment and resources, including:

  • workstation/layout table and drawing board (MDF board with set squares and T-Square as a minimum)
  • ergonomic chair
  • bookshelves
  • filing system
  • desk lamp
  • computer (see computer requirements above)
  • internet access (see computer requirements above)
  • storage for drawing equipment.
Learners will also need:
  • access to an A4 – A3 printer or photocopier
  • access to a high-resolution colour printer
  • access to a high resolution, large format scanner

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.

Subjects

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. 

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.

Elements and principles

  • 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

Architectural styles

  • 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
  • Plan research
  • Gather and analyse information on interior decoration and design influences
  • Maintain currency with design and decoration movements and styles

Developing concepts

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

Exploring colour

  • Assess colour requirements for the project
  • Research colour schemes for interiors
  • Explore colour schemes
  • Finalise and present colour scheme
  • Source information on colour and colour theory
  • Experiment with colour
  • Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour

Interior styling service

  • Confirm services with client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Develop ideas and select preferred solutions
  • Specify confirmed style
  • Style the space

Ethics and sustainability

  • Research information
  • Use information in work practice
  • Maintain currency of knowledge
  • Identify current resource use and environmental issues
  • Comply with environmental regulations
  • Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

Preparing a resource library

Please note that the learning for unit MSFID4021: Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces is spread across 3 Modules - Preparing a resource library, Furnitures, soft furnishings and accessories and Making recommendation to your client

  • Determine project requirements
  • Research furniture and accessories options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Research soft furnishing options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendation to client

Furnitures, soft furnishings and accessories

  • Determine project requirements
  • Research furniture and accessories options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Research soft furnishing options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendation to client

Making recommendation to your client

  • Determine project requirements
  • Research furniture and accessories options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Research soft furnishing options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendation to client

Decorating residential interiors

  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct research for the design
  • Generate decoration concepts
  • Design the space
  • Revise and refine solution
  • Present decoration solution

 

Preparing a materials board

  •  Identify presentation requirements from project brief
  • Prepare boards
  • Prepare for client presentation

 

Managing your design 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
  • Review and evaluate operational strategies and procedures
  • Implement operational strategies and procedures
  • Evaluate business performance
  • Review business operations

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Zaid Kilani

Zaid started working in the Interior Design field for an elite custom furniture company, focusing on 3D modelling in furniture and interior design for both commercial and residential projects. Zaid holds a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, along with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

He followed his passion for interior design and 3D modelling and now has years of experience, having worked on a variety of different interior design and furniture design projects. This experience enabled him to expand his knowledge of a variety of CAD, 3D modelling and rendering software. His passion for design drove him to start his own interior design studio. He loves to share his knowledge and spread his passion of design with students.

Industry Connections

Membership

Students of this course will receive a membership to these organisation(s)

SAVE 35% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: EOFY2022

Offer ends on Thursday 30th June 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

  • checkIndependent/Freelance Interior Decoration Consultant (Styling Services, Colour Consultant)
  • checkJunior Interior Designer
  • checkRetail Assistant (tiling, homewares, lighting, soft furnishings, custom kitchen and bathroom fit-outs)
computer

Delivery Method

Online

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Course at a Glance

icon for career outcomes

Career Outcomes

  • checkIndependent/Freelance Interior Decoration Consultant (Styling Services, Colour Consultant)
  • checkJunior Interior Designer
  • checkRetail Assistant (tiling, homewares, lighting, soft furnishings, custom kitchen and bathroom fit-outs)
computer

Delivery Method

Online

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE 35% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: EOFY2022

Offer ends on Thursday 30th June 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

This flexible, online interior decoration course offers you introduction to the world of interior design, and the skills to establish a successful career within the industry.

What you'll learn

  • You’ll gain practical skills you can put to use in the industry immediately, including how to use colour and furnishings to create inspired interiors, as well as the skills to produce drawings to communicate your ideas to clients.
  • You’ll learn how to research and recommend furniture, accessories, soft furnishings, hard materials and finishes.
  • You’ll also gain much of the knowledge you need to understand the legal, administrative and promotional requirements of establishing a small interior decoration consultancy

Why study this course?

  • During the course, you’ll receive a professional design kit to ensure you have all the tools you need to bring your designs to life.
  • Your course fees include a student membership to the Design Institute of Australia, the peak body for design professionals in Australia. Membership benefits are available for the duration of your course and include access to state events, newsletters and networking opportunities, among others. 
  • You will be supported through your course by a team of industry-experienced Trainers and Assessors who are hugely passionate about the industry and fully committed to helping you develop your skills.
  • When you graduate you will have a nationally recognised qualification that you can use to gain work all across Australia.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Independent/Freelance Interior Decoration Consultant (Styling Services, Colour Consultant)
  • Junior Interior Designer
  • Retail Assistant (tiling, homewares, lighting, soft furnishings, custom kitchen and bathroom fit-outs)
Course number E1358
Qualification name MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Portfolio, Presentations, Projects, Questioning
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.


To successfully complete this course, Open Colleges recommends that students:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensures the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet
  • Have basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video

Students who indicate on their enrolment form that they do not meet any of the above recommendations are contacted by the admissions team for further assessment before enrolment is confirmed. Where required, this may include completing a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment.

Audio-Visual Requirements

Learners need access to a digital camera, and related software, for taking photos for design tasks, projects and documenting the design processes.

Simulated Workplace Requirements

It is essential that learners have access to a specific place where they undertake their assessment activities. This work area should be designed as a home office area or design studio. Learners will be asked to submit photographic evidence of their simulated workplace facility prior to assessment in Module 1.


The simulated workplace facility may include tools, equipment and resources, including:

  • workstation/layout table and drawing board (MDF board with set squares and T-Square as a minimum)
  • ergonomic chair
  • bookshelves
  • filing system
  • desk lamp
  • computer (see computer requirements above)
  • internet access (see computer requirements above)
  • storage for drawing equipment.
Learners will also need:
  • access to an A4 – A3 printer or photocopier
  • access to a high-resolution colour printer
  • access to a high resolution, large format scanner

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.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. 

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.

Elements and principles

  • 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

Architectural styles

  • 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
  • Plan research
  • Gather and analyse information on interior decoration and design influences
  • Maintain currency with design and decoration movements and styles

Developing concepts

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

Exploring colour

  • Assess colour requirements for the project
  • Research colour schemes for interiors
  • Explore colour schemes
  • Finalise and present colour scheme
  • Source information on colour and colour theory
  • Experiment with colour
  • Communicate concepts and ideas through use of colour

Interior styling service

  • Confirm services with client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Develop ideas and select preferred solutions
  • Specify confirmed style
  • Style the space

Ethics and sustainability

  • Research information
  • Use information in work practice
  • Maintain currency of knowledge
  • Identify current resource use and environmental issues
  • Comply with environmental regulations
  • Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

Preparing a resource library

Please note that the learning for unit MSFID4021: Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces is spread across 3 Modules - Preparing a resource library, Furnitures, soft furnishings and accessories and Making recommendation to your client

  • Determine project requirements
  • Research furniture and accessories options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Research soft furnishing options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendation to client

Furnitures, soft furnishings and accessories

  • Determine project requirements
  • Research furniture and accessories options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Research soft furnishing options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendation to client

Making recommendation to your client

  • Determine project requirements
  • Research furniture and accessories options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendations to client
  • Determine project requirements
  • Research soft furnishing options
  • Refine ideas and select preferred solution
  • Make recommendation to client

Decorating residential interiors

  • Analyse the project brief
  • Conduct research for the design
  • Generate decoration concepts
  • Design the space
  • Revise and refine solution
  • Present decoration solution

 

Preparing a materials board

  •  Identify presentation requirements from project brief
  • Prepare boards
  • Prepare for client presentation

 

Managing your design 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
  • Review and evaluate operational strategies and procedures
  • Implement operational strategies and procedures
  • Evaluate business performance
  • Review business operations

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Zaid Kilani

Zaid started working in the Interior Design field for an elite custom furniture company, focusing on 3D modelling in furniture and interior design for both commercial and residential projects. Zaid holds a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, along with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

He followed his passion for interior design and 3D modelling and now has years of experience, having worked on a variety of different interior design and furniture design projects. This experience enabled him to expand his knowledge of a variety of CAD, 3D modelling and rendering software. His passion for design drove him to start his own interior design studio. He loves to share his knowledge and spread his passion of design with students.

Membership

Students of this course will receive a membership to these organisation(s)

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