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  • Interior Design and Decoration course details

    Course description and aims

    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.

    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.

    Other Requirements

    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.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Design Centre
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    Mon 6 Feb 2017
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    Sydney TAFE intends to offer this course in Semester 1, 2017. This course is not yet open for enrolment. Please check back regularly for further information.

    Some course details are not yet confirmed such as the 2017 course fees, start date and attendance modes. When the course opens for enrolment, these details will be confirmed.


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 19 October or Wednsday, 30 November 2016 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Design Centre Enmore, Building D, Ground floor, DG08, 110 Edgeware Road Enmore..


    Friday, 25 November or Saturday, 26 November 2016 from 10.00am to 3.00pm at Design Centre Enmore, Building D, Level 1, Room D107, 110 Edgeware Rd Enmore.

    Indicative timetable:

    This course may be offered as full-time, part-time during the day or during the evening, online, or as a combination of these attendance modes. An indicative timetable will be made available when enrolment opens.

    How to enrol or apply:

    This course is not yet open for enrolment. This course is not yet open for enrolment. Please check back regularly for further information.

    Register your interest in this course - click the [Register] button and enter your personal details - and Sydney TAFE will email you to let you know when enrolment opens.

    If you intend to enrol in this course, we suggest you complete some steps now to make things easier later.


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

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    Pending the passage of legislation, a VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

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