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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

National Course Code: MSF40113

TAFE NSW Course Number: MSF40113-01V03

Nepean College, Kingswood Campus

Study Type:
Part Time Evening

Start Date:
23 Jul 2018


36 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $10,790
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,270

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

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 unitCPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.

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If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Assistant Interior Decorator
Interior Designer

BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors
MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
MSFID3001 Source and specify decoration products
MSFID4004 Research and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4010 Research interior decoration and design influences
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
MSFID4005 Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
MSFID4011 Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation
MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,810
Second qualification$3,270
Non-government subsidised fee$10,790

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 23 Jul 2018

Part Time Evening: 7 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Monday and Tuesday Evenining from 6 pm to 9:30 pm (subject to change).

To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.

You will need to attend a compulsory information session to confirm your suitability for this course. Information sessions will be held on:
Monday, 25 June 2018 and Monday, 2 July 2018 at 10 am
TAFE NSW Nepean (Kingswood)
Building T, Auditorium
12 - 44 O'Connell Street (Gate 2)

At this session, teachers will assess your suitability for this course prior to commencement.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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