MSF40113: Part-time

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Working in the world of Interior Design is one of the most rewarding careers.

HDS is a strong believer that it’s not about what you are going to learn, but rather who you are going to become. Having a passion and intuition for design is a great place to start, but building upon that with a greater design awareness and skills to execute your ideas, developing your own individual style is what we believe will give you an edge in the Interior Design World.

Focusing on residential interiors, it’s not about just creating the latest magazine ‘look’, but seeking new ideas, overcoming obstacles and constraints, solving problems and mastering the skills needed to flourish in this industry.

“Every room needs a slap in the face”

Units of Competency

BSBDES302: Explore and apply the creative design to 2D forms
BSBDES303: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAACD301: Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAACD303: Produce technical drawings
MSMENV272: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSFID4001: Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
MSFID4011: Determine work, health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
MSFID4002: Decorate residential interiors
BSBDES301: Explore the use of colour
BSBDES305: Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
BSBDES401: Generate design solutions
MSFID4005: Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
BSBCRT402: Collaborate in a creative process
MSFID3001: Source and specify decoration products
BSBDES402: Interpret and respond to a design brief
MSFID4004: Research and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4003: Prepare materials board for client presentation
MSFID4006: Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for an interior
MSFID4008: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

Who is this course for

Anyone wanting to start out in the design industry.

Possible career pathways after completing Certificate IV in Interior Decoration include, but not limited to:

  • Interior Decoraters
  • Colour Consultants
  • Residential Stylist
  • Sale roles in trade industries such as: furniture, furnishings, fabrics, lighting

Entry Requirements

No previous experience or studies in the design field are necessary to apply; all you need is a desire to create and innovate.

Course Duration – 12 Months

Starting January 2019

12 months, 6pm-9pm Wednesday.

The course is mixed mode delivery of 114 hours of face-to-face learning over 38 weeks, plus an additional self-directed study of 20 hours per week.


Students will be assessed throughout the course on a combination of both research assignments and practical projects.