Creative Industries

MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration is part of the Furnishing Training Package. It 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.

Course Overview

This qualification is delivered holistically to reflect workplace practices over a 12 month period. The course aims to provide students with pathways across a broader range of design disciplines including colour consultants, interior decorators, interior stylists, interior designers, graphic designers, etc.

It is applicable for learners as well as those seeking to gain recognition for their existing skills.

Stage 1 will focus on the creative design process including exploring colour, applying a design process in 2D and 3D forms and producing freehand and technical drawings in a range of media..

Stage 2 will focus on specialised interior decoration units including producing professional standard materials boards and using CAD drawings to communicate design concepts and solutions, selecting and specifying furniture and accessories, soft furnishings, hard materials and finishes, applied colour and lighting for residential and commercial interiors. There is a significant research component and applied design thinking to create decorative solutions in the second stage.

Career Opportunities

In general Interior Decorators focus on residential work and are contracted by home owners, developers or residential architects to assist with creating a specific look or feel in the home.

Information from MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration Training Package defines career opportunities as: –

  • In general an Interior Decorator will 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.
  • Other vocational outcomes can be realised in retail, consulting and building businesses as interior decorators or colour consultants who perform a broad range of skilled applications.
  • Training pathways from this qualification include further teriary study in an Interior Design Degree.

Dates and Times

SOUTH
Campbell Street Campus

  • Intake:  February 2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  February 2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest.

It is essential that students who intend to enrol in this course attend an Information Session which is followed by a one-to-one interview. This ensures that students have sufficient information prior to making a commitment to enrolling in the course and paying fees.

Prospective students are required to prepare a folio to present at the interview. Content of this folio will be discussed at the Information session.

Prospective students are encouraged to provide evidence of design work at the interview. This evidence can include any work that you have undertaken in creative arts, for example, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, digital or otherwise, design in your area of interest – home styling, food, landscape, fashion etc. Other examples can be discussed at the information session.

Information Sessions cover:

  • Information about the course (structure, content and delivery methods)
  • Enrolment process, policy and fees
  • Qualification outcome
  • Pathways and further training opportunities
  • Information about assessment (methods used, flexibility, recognition, appeals process)
  • TasTAFE Student Information Brochure
  • Language, literacy and numeracy support services available
  • Student Counselling and disability support
  • Resources required and provided
  • OH&S requirements

Learning Options

This course is offered face to face, on campus, through a holistic mode of delivery. This means that delivery occurs through multiple training strategies. These include:

  • Practical learning sessions to demonstrate skills required to complete project activities
  • A series of Focus Workshops and Industry Excursions
  • Resources that provide students with information that are used to reinforce and support learning
  • Project based delivery to provide a holistic and applied learning experience and multiple opportunities for the student to demonstrate understanding and apply skills learnt from the training.
  • Simulated studio environment that provides opportunity to demonstrate and apply the employability skills for this qualification
  • Individual support, mentoring and coaching is available to students.

Assessment Process

Depending of individual student needs assessment can be a combination of:

  • recognition of current skills – this can be either the provision of evidence or completion of an assessment task
  • oral/written questioning that confirm understanding of underpinning knowledge and skills
  • assignments that cover research and theory components of the training
  • practical tasks that demonstrate competence to the standard required
  • products that meet a professional standard

Throughout all assessments Work Health and Safety procedures must be followed.

Recognition

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

Qualification Requirements

MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

To be awarded MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration competency must be successfully achieved in 19 units comprising of 8 core units and 11 elective units from the selection listed below.  Elective choice will vary between campuses.

For this course, students are offered an additional elective unit to provide a holistic training program covering skills required to work in the Interior Decoration Industry.

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