OCEANIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

INTERIOR DECORATION

Educational Pathways

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Employment

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Employment

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Employment

The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) has established the following definitions of interior decorators.

AN INTERIOR DECORATOR:
  • embellishes space operating within an existing space;
  • is involved with issues of style and aesthetics most commonly of domestic interior;
  • may specify product and specify a schedule of finishes but will not usually produce drawings for construction purposes;
  • works closely with furnishings, art, antiques, fabrics and colours;
  • is likely to have a broad knowledge of the vast range of available products;
  • does not require a degree.

DESCRIPTION

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to provide advice and practical assistance on the finishing and furnishing of existing interior spaces to meet client requirements. Decoration at this level includes residential or commercial environments and involves working directly with the client or with associated professionals such as architects, builders, retailers, interior designers and suppliers required to implement a project.

NOMINAL DURATION

One year (or equivalent hours P/T). Part-time study is only available to local students.

ACCREDITATION

THIS COURSE IS ACCREDITED BY THE /AUSTRALIAN SKILLS QUALITY AUTHORITY/ (/ASQA/).

ELIGIBILITY/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TThis qualification requires a minimum of year 11 completion and an entry interview/test.

In circumstances where it is considered that a learner’s language and/or literacy skills may not be at the required level, assistance may be given in the form of a tutor during studio time.

DELIVERY MODE

The program will be delivered on campus and will be face-to-face delivery. OPIE provides students with learning support assistance through access to resources such as the library and learning materials.

PROGRAM CONTENT

The training program covers 19 units of competency taken from the Qualification. There are 8 core units and 11 units may be chosen from the elective list in Group A and B, with a minimum of 7 units from Group A and the rest to be made up of Group B.

ASSESSMENT

A range of assessment strategies is employed for this qualification and the choice of strategy is dependent on the nature of the unit of competency. Strategies may include but not limit demonstrations, observation, projects, presentations, knowledge tests, reports and interviews.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Students are able to apply for recognition of prior learning for individual units of competency.

CREDIT TRANSFER

Units from this qualification that are also contained in other qualifications recognised under the AQF will be recognised for credit transfer purposes.

ENTRY/EXIT POINTS

A student may exit from this qualification at any time with a Statement of Attainment for any units of competency completed successfully up to that point.

RESOURCES

Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.

CAREER PATHWAYS

This qualification can lead to a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration.

OCCUPATIONAL AREAS

On successful completion of the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration a graduate may apply for employment as assistant decoration consultants in specialised wholesale or retail outlets or with independent interior decorators / design consultancies.

COURSE STRUCTURE

To obtain the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration a graduate must successfully complete all units as follows.

CODE

Unit (Subject)

Hours

BSBDES302A

Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

45

BSBDES303A

Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

45

CUVACD301A

Produce drawings to communicate ideas

30

CUVACD303A

Produce technical drawings

45

MSFID4001

Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces

45

MSFID4002

Decorate residential interiors

82

MSFID4011

Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects

15

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

30

BSBDES301A

Explore the use of colour

30

BSBDES305A

Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

44

BSBDES401A

Generate design solutions

52

CUFDIG304A

Create visual design components

30

CUVACD302A

Produce computer-aided drawings

44

MSFID4003

Prepare a materials board for client presentation

15

MSFID4006

Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

30

MSFID4008

Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

22

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

15

MSAENV472A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

30

WRRVM7A

Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations

45

Codes:

VTAC CODES: 9200189212, 9200189213(OS)

NATIONAL COURSE CODE: MSF50213

CRICOS COURSE CODE: 084396B

Duration:

2 years full-time, or equivalent hours part-time 104 weeks, 1391 hours (minimum 20 hours per week)

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Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education Pty Ltd.

  • 2nd floor, 220 Albert Road ,
  • South Melbourne, Vic-3205, Australia.
  • Tel. +61 3 9663 3129
  • Email. info@opie.vic.edu.au

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