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MSF50213 Diploma of

Interior Design and Decoration

Full time duration: up to 2 years ­  Your fee estimate*:

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform design and decoration advice for building interiors. Design and decoration at this level covers the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of residential and commercial or institutional interior spaces, working with a client brief and within project parameters. It may also include specialist design areas, such as facilities for people with disabilities and the aged. Vocational outcomes include:

  • self-employment as an interior decorator, colour consultant or interior stylist
  • in-house interior designer or decorator for design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of retail stores or shop fitters.
  • This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge covering furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation to meet the purpose, efficiency and comfort of the space and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. It covers a detailed understanding of the application and effect of colour and pattern in interior space and the application of historic furnishing styles and their relationship to architectural periods and heritage projects to provide a full range of decoration services, consultation and design advice, including:

  • researching and analysing the client's goals and requirements
  • planning, arranging and styling the space, and preparing detailed client presentations
  • selecting and specifying colour schemes, furniture, fabrics and fixtures, including layouts and detailed specifications
  • preparing design documentation for specialty floor coverings, fabrics and wall finishes
  • working with builders, architects and service contractors to advise on changes to the interior structure
  • producing documentation for shop fitters, cabinet makers, furniture suppliers and materials suppliers
  • preparing documentation for power and communications locations, reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs that reflect an understanding of basic building protocols
  • providing contract documentation for the pricing, procurement and installation of materials and furniture
  • organising the purchasing of materials, accessories, artwork and furnishings
  • contracting and supervising tradespeople required to implement a project.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Work may require access to construction sites and require construction induction training and certification covered by the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.

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