Certificate IV in Interior Decoration MSF40118

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This nationally recognised MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration will help you turn your individual style into an exciting and creative career. Learn the skills to establish a successful career within the industry and open up a range of diverse and colorful job outcomes.

Course Breakdown


MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course duration: Self-paced - maximum of 24 months

Recommended hours per week: 9.5h

Delivery method: Online

Qualification level: Certificate IV

Awarded by: Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)


Industry Overview

According to the Australian Government Job Outlook, the demand for other technicians and trades workers which include Interior Decorators grew very strongly over the last 5 years. This demand is expected to continue to grow by over 10% from 2018 to 2023,  which will create new opportunities for Open Colleges’ graduates

Is this course for you?

This course is a perfect entry point into interior design and decoration for people with no experience and who want to start a career in the industry.

This qualification is also perfect if you have been working in the industry for a while and need a way to formalise your experience and take the next step in your career, or want to start your own interior design or decoration consultancy.

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.

What you will learn

  • You will learn how to use colour, space and furnishings to create inspired interiors. You’ll also gain the skills to produce drawings to communicate your ideas to clients.
  • The course will introduce you to architectural styles and movements, and will teach you how to research and recommend furniture, accessories, soft furnishings, hard materials and finishes.
  • During your studies you will also identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors.
  • If you’re hoping to start your own interior decoration consultancy, this course will give you the skills to monitor and manage small business operations.

Your trainer

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.

Academic Information

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.

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • 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
Produce technical drawings
  • Prepare for technical drawing work
  • Create technical drawings
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • 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
Research interior decoration and design influences
  • Plan research
  • Gather and analyse information on interior decoration and design influences
  • Maintain currency with design and decoration movements and styles
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Plan drawing work
  • Experiment to represent ideas
  • Create drawings
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Assessment Details

  • Multiple choice Quiz
  • Projects
  • Role plays
  • Video
  • Work Placement
  • Written assignments

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Our Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, available in the Key Student Information section of our website, provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.

Course Duration

The duration for the course is maximum 24 months. As a self-paced online course, the time it will take you to complete is flexible and dependent on ability and time available.



Open Colleges recommends that you consider the work placement options in your local area prior to enrolling in this course.


Study and pay, your way

Payment Options

Pay Upfront
Save 30%
$5,978.00 Save $2,562.00
was $8,540.00
Week to week
Pay as you go
Save 12%
Pay in 84 instalments over the length of your course.
$86.19 Weekly
Total course cost: $7,440.00
was $8,540.00
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Studying online with Open Colleges

Flexibility - study at your own pace

When you study online with Open Colleges you’re in control.

You can choose to complete your course quickly, or keep to a steady pace. Learning is fully flexible so you can fit your everyday commitments around your studies.

Everything you need to study is online so you can study wherever you like – but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own.

OpenSpace is our online learning platform. It’s where you’ll go to access your learning materials, contact your expert trainers and assessors and upload your assessments.

What is OpenSpace?

It’s important to us that we deliver a superior, online learning platform that meets our students’ needs. That’s why we have upgraded to our brand new, custom-designed learning platform, OpenSpace.

OpenSpace provides you with a user-friendly interface, that is mobile responsive. This means that you can complete your coursework using your laptop, iPad, or mobile device. All coursework is automatically saved, providing you with the flexibility you need to complete your studies anywhere, anytime.

How to get support?

Learning Support

The learning support team will be with you every step of the way, from enrolment to graduation. They’re here to help you get the most out of your online course. They can assist by providing non-academic support - like helping you craft an achievable study plan so that you can graduate in a realistic timeframe. If you’re finding it tough to stay motivated throughout your course, they’ll be there to help keep you on track.

Student support

The Student Support team is your one-stop service centre for all student administrative issues – including enrolment, change of contact details, OpenSpace support, assessment results and certification.

You can access the Student Support team by email or phone