Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

MSF50213

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $16936

$16936 is the average course fee entered on My Skills by 19 training provider(s).

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Average Course Duration: 18 Months

18 Months is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 14 training provider(s).

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Description

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.

    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 this course who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Employment Status

    Surveyed graduates of this course 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 this course who have enrolled in additional training or education.

    Median Salary

    Median salary for surveyed graduates of this course 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 this course are employed as:

    Professionals

    39.6%

    Professionals
    Sales Workers

    33.3%

    Sales Workers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    11.3%

    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    Top 3 Employing Industries

    Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of this course are employed in:

    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

    31.7%

    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Retail Trade

    27.7%

    Retail Trade
    Construction

    9.6%

    Construction

    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.
    Select a state or territory for more information.

    VET Student Loans

    This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $10,150.

    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

    Diploma of Interior Design and 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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