Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

MSF40113

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $10225

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

1 Year is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 6 training provider(s).

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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. It reflects vocational outcomes in retail, consulting and building businesses as interior decorators or colour consultants performing a broad range of skilled applications in furnishing, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in a range of decoration advice and services, including:

  • research and analysis of the client's goals and requirements
  • planning, designing and arranging space
  • interior styling
  • specifying finishes and furnishings
  • selection of colours
  • specifications and purchasing.
  • 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.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Surveyed graduates of the Architecture and Building field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Employment Status

    Surveyed graduates of the Architecture and Building field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

    Enrolled in Further Study

    Surveyed graduates of the Architecture and Building field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who have enrolled in additional training or education.

    Median Salary

    Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Architecture and Building field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

    Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

    Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of the Architecture and Building field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) are employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    62.0%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers

    15.0%

    Managers
    Labourers

    7.0%

    Labourers

    Top 3 Employing Industries

    Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of the Architecture and Building field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) are employed in:

    Construction

    79.1%

    Construction
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

    4.3%

    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Manufacturing

    2.1%

    Manufacturing

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Furnishing Career Pathway

    Certificate IV in Interior Decoration is in the Architecture and Building Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Furnishing .


    Stream

    Cabinet, Furniture Making & Finishing
    Flooring Technology
    Upholstery
    Picture Framing
    Mattress & Base Making
    Soft Furnishings
    Blinds and Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles
    Piano Technology
    Glass: Glazing, Stained Glass & Leadlight
    Timber & Composites Machining

    Advanced Diploma

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    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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