Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) has established the following definitions of interior decorators.
- 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.
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.
One year (or equivalent hours P/T). Part-time study is only available to local students.
THIS COURSE IS ACCREDITED BY THE /AUSTRALIAN SKILLS QUALITY AUTHORITY/ (/ASQA/).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Units from this qualification that are also contained in other qualifications recognised under the AQF will be recognised for credit transfer purposes.
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.
Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.
This qualification can lead to a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration.
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.
To obtain the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration a graduate must successfully complete all units as follows.
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Produce technical drawings
Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
Decorate residential interiors
Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Explore the use of colour
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
Generate design solutions
Create visual design components
Produce computer-aided drawings
Prepare a materials board for client presentation
Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
Organise and communicate information
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations
Future Students - Diploma/Cert.
VTAC CODES: 9200189212, 9200189213(OS)
NATIONAL COURSE CODE: MSF50213
CRICOS COURSE CODE: 084396B
2 years full-time, or equivalent hours part-time 104 weeks, 1391 hours (minimum 20 hours per week)