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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

MSF50213
Average Course Fee: $17468
Average Duration: 18 Months

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.

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

    72.0%

    Satisfied with the training
    59.6%

    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 course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist you with paying for your tuition fees. Your initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869.

    For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training or StudyAssist.

    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 MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, competency must be achieved in twenty-nine (29) units of competency.

    ten (10) core units of competency

    nineteen (19) 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 ten (10) 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

    BSBDES502

    Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

    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

    MSFID5003

    Evaluate site for interior design brief

    ELECTIVE UNITS

    Select nineteen (19) units from Groups A, B, C and D as specified below.

    Group A

    Select one (1) unit from Group A.

    Unit code

    Unit title

    MSFID5001

    Design residential interiors

    MSFID5002

    Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site

    Group B

    Select a minimum of five (5) units from Group B.

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Prerequisites

    CPCCBC4037A

    Prepare drawing for heritage works

    BSBCRT501

    Originate and develop concepts

    BSBDES304

    Source and apply design industry knowledge

    BSBPMG522

    Undertake project work

    CUAANM303

    Create digital 3D models

    CUADIG507

    Design digital simulations

    MSFFDT5003

    Develop self as a furniture designer

    MSFID5004

    Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces

    *

    MSFID5005

    Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space

    MSFID5006

    Design interior lighting

    *

    MSFID5007

    Decorate for events

    MSFID5008

    Design for people with disabilities and the elderly

    MSFID5009

    Research and recommend colour and applied finishes

    MSFID5010

    Provide interior styling service

    MSFID5011

    Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution

    MSFID5012

    Research and recommend artwork

    MSFID5013

    Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors

    MSFID5014

    Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects

    MSFID5015

    Decorate interiors for restoration projects

    MSS015002

    Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources

    SIRRMER512

    Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations

    SIRRMER020A

    Create and implement exhibition space

    Group C

    Select a minimum of eight (8) units from Group C.

    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

    MSFFDT4012

    Research furniture styles and movements

    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 D

    Up to five (5) relevant units can be chosen from other units not already selected from Groups A, B and C, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate IV level (maximum 2 units), Diploma level (maximum 5 units) or Advanced Diploma level (maximum 2 units).

    Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group D 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.

    Interior Designer
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Design
    Furniture
    Home Furnishing
    Interior Design
    Manufacturing



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    Student outcomes for Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

    43.9%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Data not available for this course
    Professionals
    33.7%
    Professionals
    Sales Workers
    27.2%
    Sales Workers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    19.6%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $36,400

    $40,900

    $44,300


    Destination
    after training
    This
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    Employed or in further study after training (%) 84.6 86.2 88.1
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    70.8
    28.5
    42.3
     
    76.5
    46.6
    29.8
     
    78.4
    46.3
    31.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    15.4
    7.7*
    6.2*
     
    17.3
    8.6*
    11.6*
     
    15.2
    6.6
    13.2
    Satisfied with the training (%) 72 86.1 84.3
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 59.6 57.1 63.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 96.1 93.9 94.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 66.9 79.6 82
    Recommend the training to other (%) 78 90.5 90.1

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
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    Median salary (Full-time) ($) 36,400 40 900 44 300
    Top Occupations (%):
    Professionals
    Sales Workers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
     
    33.7
    27.2
    19.6
     
    24.9
    22.1
    17.1
     
    30.7
    21.6
    14.5
    Top Industries (%):
    Retail Trade
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Accommodation and Food Services
     
    33.3
    30
    8.9*
     
    38.4
    23.6
    12.8*
     
    28.6
    10.3
    7.8

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 84.6 89.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 41 500 46 800
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 33.8 33.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 82.5 84.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 82 84.9

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) 43.9 49 43.4
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 26 200 39 000
    Enrolled in further study (%) 29.2 49.5 40.1
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 94.8 83.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 71.5 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.
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    Retail Trade
    33.3
    Retail Trade
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    30
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Accommodation and Food Services
    8.9*
    Accommodation and Food Services
    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".