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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

MSF40113
Average Course Fee: $10525
Average Duration: 1 Year

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.

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Architecture and Building'

    77.7%

    Satisfied with the training
    69.3%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Interior Decorator ( ANZSCO code 399912)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Average
    18,600 persons were employed as Other Technicians and Trades Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Average
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Other Technicians and Trades Workers in 2014 are: $1,170. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Other Technicians and Trades Workers visit Job Outlook

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC
    For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    To be awarded the MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, competency must be achieved in nineteen (19) units of competency.

    eight (8) core units of competency

    eleven (11) elective units of competency.

    Note: Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisites and must be considered in the total number of units. Please refer to individual units for details.

    CORE UNITS

    Complete all eight (8) units from this list.

    Unit code

    Unit title

    BSBDES302

    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

    BSBDES303

    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

    CUAACD301

    Produce drawings to communicate ideas

    CUAACD303

    Produce technical drawings

    MSMENV272

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    MSFID4001

    Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces

    MSFID4002

    Decorate residential interiors

    MSFID4011

    Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects

    ELECTIVE UNITS

    Select eleven (11) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

    Group A

    Select a minimum of seven (7) units from Group A.

    Unit code

    Unit title

    BSBCRT401

    Articulate, present and debate ideas

    BSBCRT402

    Collaborate in a creative process

    BSBDES301

    Explore the use of colour

    BSBDES305

    Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

    BSBDES401

    Generate design solutions

    BSBDES403

    Develop and extend design skills and practice

    BSBMGT402

    Implement operational plan

    BSBSMB405

    Monitor and manage small business operations

    BSBWOR204

    Use business technology

    MSMWHS200

    Work safely

    CUADIG303

    Produce and prepare photo images

    CUADIG304

    Create visual design components

    CUAACD302

    Produce computer-aided drawings

    CUADES403

    Research and apply techniques in spatial design

    CUAILL401

    Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

    MEM16006A

    Organise and communicate information

    MSMENV472

    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    MSFDN4001

    Produce drawings from design concepts

    MSFID3001

    Source and specify decoration products

    MSFID4003

    Prepare a materials board for client presentation

    MSFID4004

    Research and recommend furniture and accessories

    MSFID4005

    Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

    MSFID4006

    Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

    MSFID4007

    Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors

    MSFID4008

    Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

    MSFID4009

    Research architectural styles and movements

    MSFID4010

    Research interior decoration and design influences

    Group B

    Up to four (4) relevant units can be chosen from units not already selected from Group A, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate III level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate IV level (maximum 4 units) or Diploma level (maximum 1 unit).

    Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group B must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Assistant Interior Decorator
    Interior Designer
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Design
    Home Furnishing
    Interior Design
    Manufacturing



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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Architecture and Building'

    42.4*%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    17.1 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    72.7%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers
    9.1%
    Managers
    Professionals
    6.8%
    Professionals
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $55,900

    $52,100


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 94.9 91.4
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    92.1
    80.4
    11.6
     
    84.2
    55.2
    28.7
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    2.1*
    4.6*
    15.3
     
    7.7
    8.5
    15.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 77.7 85.6
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 69.3 62.4
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 88.1 90.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 86.9 84.7
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 89.3 90.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 55 900 52 100
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers
    Professionals
     
     
    72.7
    9.1
    6.8
     
    22.4
    20.5
    16.7
    Top Industries (%):
    Construction
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Public Administration and Safety
     
     
    77.8
    6.4*
    3.0*
     
    21.1
    11.6
    10.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 96.1 91.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 58 600 52 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 21.1 30
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 77.7 85.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 88.3 87.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 42.4* 47.1
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 41 900 44 400
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 36.2* 39.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 77.7 86.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 76.1 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Construction
    77.8
    Construction
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    6.4*
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Public Administration and Safety
    3.0*
    Public Administration and Safety
    Furnishing
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    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          

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".