Top 3 skills you will achieve:
- Create technical and computer aided drawings
- Research and recommend furnishings, materials, furniture and finishes
- Provide interior styling services
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide a range of interior decoration services.
|Course Code:||W643 (National ID: LMF50408)|| |
Interior Designer, Decorator
One year (2 semesters)
|How:||Full time|| |
|Where:||PERTH CAMPUS - Building 619 Aberdeen StreetNORTHBRIDGE6003|| |
|Intake:||Semester 1|| |
|International study available:||Yes|| |
|Online study available:||No|| |
|Uni pathway available:||Yes|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
During this course you will work on a number of design projects which will enable you to develop skills to design residential and commercial interiors, decorate for events and work on restoration projects.
You will learn to work with suppliers and specify finishes, soft and hard materials, fixtures and furniture. You will learn design project management skills and will apply CAD applications to document and illustrate your design proposals.
Where this course can lead you
This industry requires creativity and the ability to work to a clients needs and guidelines. This course may lead you to being self employed, or to work in house for a design and decoration consultancy, retail store or shop fitters.
Your Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration prepares you for roles such as:
Skills you will gain from this course
Central's interior design and decoration qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
research and analyse a client's goals and requirements
plan, arrange and style a space
prepare detailed client presentations
select and specify colour schemes, furniture, fabrics and fixtures, including layouts and detailed specifications
work with builders, architects and service contractors
organise the purchasing of materials, accessories, artworks and furnishings.
contract and supervise the trades people required to implement a project
Connected with industry
As a part of our interior design and decoration qualifications you may have the opportunity to take part in work placements, giving you real experience in the industry which often lead to employment post-study.
You'll also be studying where some of the states top designers studied, some of whom won various industry awards for their work produced whilst at Central. We also ensure our industry partners are involved in the development of our courses and curriculum, so the skills you obtain are relevant in the workforce.
At Central we place an emphasis on quality training, that is why we ensure interior design and decoration professionals are our lecturers. So you gain the best learning experience possible. We have also assessed the software and practices this industry uses and replicated it within Central so when you leave, you'll be working on familiar technology and with familiar processes.
Our Interior Design
Mirvac have supported Central and
Innerspace have supported Central and
Woodhead International have worked with Central and its students.
Design Institute of Australia is a supporter
of Central's programs.
Central's university pathway arrangements means your Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and an advanced standing in a Curtin University course.
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) (3D Design)
200 credits (33%)
Equivalent to 1 year
Domestic students:The costs for this course for a semester are: $626 or $313 (concession). On top of this there is also a resource cost of $399. The resource fee is an estimate because the amount depends on which units you choose. You will be given the exact amount at enrolment. Find out more about how the costs are determined.
An estimate of the total cost of the course is $3075 (non conc) over the 18 months the course takes to complete.
Paying your fees
You will be expected to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment.
Fees can be paid at our student services offices at any of Central’s campuses. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, however, if you wish to pay by instalments, you will need to make your first payment in person and sign the payment plan terms and conditions.
Assistance may be available for those students experiencing financial hardship.
Find out more details about payment options
International students:The cost for international students is $10500, duration 1 year. You will need to pay for your course fees when you accept your offer and meet all the conditions.
|Description:||Complete 29 units|| |
Title: GROUP 01 - CORE UNITS
Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below.
Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.
|D0668||BSBDES502A||Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief|
|WA347||LMFID5003A||Evaluate site for interior design brief|
Title: GROUP 02 - ELECTIVE UNITS
Description: Learners to complete units listed below.
|D1702||CUVDSP11B||Research and apply techniques for illustrative work|
|WA343||LMFID4010A||RESEARCH INTERIOR DECORATION AND DESIGN INFLUENCES|
|WA345||LMFID5001A||Design residential interiors|
|WA355||LMFID5011A||Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution|
|WA357||LMFID5013A||Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors|
|WA358||LMFID5014A||Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects|
|WA388||LMFFDT5002A||Apply resources sustainably|
Title: GROUP CERT IV UNITS
Description: The units listed below are offered in LMF40408 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration.
|D0646||BSBCRT401A||Articulate, present and debate ideas|
|D0660||BSBDES302A||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms|
|D0661||BSBDES303A||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms|
|D0664||BSBDES401A||Generate design solutions|
|D1220||CUVCOR09B||Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept|
|D1684||CUVCOR08B||Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept|
|D1690||CUVCRS03B||Produce computer-aided drawings|
|D1691||CUVCRS04B||Produce technical drawings|
|D3655||MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|WA334||LMFID4001A||Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces|
|WA335||LMFID4002A||Decorate residential interiors|
|WA337||LMFID4004A||Research and recommend furniture and accessories|
|WA338||LMFID4005A||Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors|
|WA339||LMFID4006A||Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors|
|WA340||LMFID4007A||Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors|
|WA341||LMFID4008A||Assess interior light and recommend light fittings|
|WA342||LMFID4009A||Research architectural styles and movements|
|WA344||LMFID4011A||Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects|
|WA354||LMFID5010A||Provide interior styling service|
Information for international students
Central is one of Australia's largest VET colleges, and trains around 1700 students from more than 85 countries each year. In 2010, we were the inaugural winner of Western Australia's International Training Provider of the Year award and were again given this award in 2011.
Our campuses are conveniently located near the centre of Perth's CBD, making them easy to access via public transport. Central boasts excellent, state of the art facilities and resources and a friendly, safe and secure learning environment.
As a graduate, you are ensured direct pathways to further qualifications at Western Australian universities, or alternatively, the job ready skills you need to succeed in your career straight away.
We offer a dedicated International Centre which is focused on servicing International students, helping you with your personal and academic needs. Staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance from your initial contact through to your graduation, to ensure that your experience at Central is enjoyable and rewarding.
Visit our international pages to find out more about studying at Central and life in Perth.
Find out from international students about their experiences studying at Central.
Courses available to international students at Central are delivered in partnership with Education and Training International RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must complete the Certificate IV in Interior Design
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.
Find out more here
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