HDSCC: Short Course

Colour Consulting

Twelve weeks of Colour Training positions students at the forefront of the industry.

Dedicated solely to the trade of a colour consultant, this course is uniquely designed to develop a deep understanding of colour, colour effects and palette building.  

Colour and its application impacts the visual and psychological, effecting the client, users, architecture and surrounding environment. Become a master colourist,  understanding how to use colour confidently and with expertise, precision and perfection while maintaining the ability to create amazing and inspiring colour combinations.

“Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it”

Learn about

Introduction to colour and the role of the Colour Consultant
Create a colour wheel specific to residential and commercial spaces
Colour complexity and the effects of colour
The relationship between tone and colour
Build colour palettes
Elements and Principals of Design
Colour scheme development
Psychology of colour
Master the powerful effects of colour on the human psyche
Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
Working with the client and taking the brief
Paint types, application and techniques
Specification design
Historical colour palettes
Render a colour scheme for client presentation
Consulting on commercial projects
Effective communication and presentation design

Units of Competency

BSBDES301: Explore the use of colour
MSFID4016: Design colour schemes for interior and exterior
CUAPPR503: Present body of own creative work
MSFID5027: Research and recommend colour applications and finishes
CUAIND402: Provide freelance services

Course Duration

12 weeks; 1 day per week; Tuesday 10am – 1pm


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


Included is a design text book covering the principles of design.