INTERIOR DECORATING COURSE

CERTIFICATE IV IN INTERIOR DECORATION 

MSF40118

Mercer’s Certificate IV in Interior Decoration provides students with a comprehensive education across all facets of interior decoration to enable a smooth transition into their chosen career path.

Under the guidance of teachers who are industry professionals, Mercer students learn creative, practical and business skills as well as gaining invaluable insider knowledge from leaders within the industry. The most up to date software programs are utilised which enables our graduates to leave with a high quality portfolio of work, including kitchen and bathroom design projects.

You're also able to use this course as a pathway to our Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design)* and Diploma of Arts (Interior Design)*

This course of study is available either as a campus student at our school in Collingwood or through our interactive online platform. The online program we offer at Mercer has proven to be a leader in interior design education. Our students are engaged through a variety of live classroom activities, as well as video demonstrations and weekly live online tutorials.

Students will require access to Adobe Creative Cloud software and specified art materials.

*Courses available through COLLARTS


  • This training  is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding
  • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program
  • This course is offered by Mercer School of Interior Design, under the authority and license of Collarts | CRICOS Provider Code 03392K | RTO. 0109.
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DELIVERY & DURATION

Campus Delivery

Intakes

4th February, 27th May and 16th September

Duration

32 weeks (8 weeks of holiday)

Study Mode

2 days per week on campus + approximately 13-16 hours of self directed learning off campus

Fees

$9,950

Refer to the Fees section under Frequently Asked Questions to find out about Skills First Funding.  Payment plans are available for this course. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding

Study Units Under The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (Campus)
Term 1
BSBDES305 - Source and apply the history and theory of design

CUAACD301 - Produce drawings to communicate ideas

BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

MSFID4016 - Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces

BSBDES301 - Explore the use of colour

CUADIG304 - Create visual design components

BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

MSFID5018 - Provide interior styling services

Term 2
MSFID4012 - Decorate residential interiors

CUADES403 - Research and apply techniques in spatial design

MSFID4021 - Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces

MSFID4015 - Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentations

MSFID4018 - Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

MSFGN4001 - Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements

 

CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services

CUAACD303 - Produce technical drawings

CUAACD302 - Produce computer-aided drawings 

Credit transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of Prior Learning and skills assessment.

There may be some additional costs when studying this course. It’s difficult to be precise about what these might be as each student will have different expectations and requirements.

It is a requirement of the course to have access to Adobe Creative Cloud and the necessary art materials.

 

Entry Requirements (according to the training package)

Nil

Admission Requirements (according to Collarts)

- Language, Literacy and Numeracy test

- Pre-training review

- Age: 17 years or above

Online Delivery

Intake

4th February, 27th May and 16th September

Duration

60 weeks  (12 weeks of holiday)

Study Mode

Online - approximately 15 hours per week including two live online tutorials weekly

Fees

$7,500

 

 

Study Units Under The Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (Online)
Term 1

BSBDES305 - Source and apply the history and theory of design

CUAACD301 - Produce drawings to communicate ideas

BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

MSFID5018 - Provide interior styling services

Term 2

MSFID4016 - Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces

BSBDES301 - Explore the use of colour

CUADIG304 - Create visual design components

BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Term 3

MSFID4015 - Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentations

MSFID4018 - Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

MSFGN4001 - Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements

CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services

CUAACD303 - Produce technical drawings

CUAACD302 - Produce computer-aided drawings 

Term 4

MSFID4012 - Decorate residential interiors

CUADES403 - Research and apply techniques in spatial design

MSFID4021 - Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces

CAREER OUTLOOK
  • Interior decorating firms
  • Homewares retailers
  • Furniture, furnishings, decorative lighting and fabric trade suppliers
  • Your own business
COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • Exploring design concept and scheme development for interior spaces
  • Creating mood boards, sample boards and specification lists
  • Introduction to design elements & principles, interior decoration history, styles and trends
  • Selecting furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories
  • Introduction to colour, interior schemes, specifications and colour theory
  • Basic hand drafting, one-point perspective and rendering techniques and computer aided programs to construct floor plans and elevations
  • Kitchen and bathroom projects
  • Styling for interiors and photo-shoots
  • Business and professional practice skills for the Interior decorator
  • Presentation, interview and portfolio skills
  • SketchUp