These courses will enable graduates to apply for employment as an assistant decoration consultant in specialized wholesale or retail outlets. Graduates may also seek employment with independent interior decoration and design consultancies.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
7 core units: explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms; explore and apply the creative process to 3D forms; select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept; produce technical drawings; research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces; decorate residential interiors; determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects; plus 9 specialist units and 2 electives.
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
10 core units including: explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms; explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms; establish, negotiate and refine a design brief; select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept; produce technical drawings; research, analyse and apply color for interior spaces; decorate residential interiors; determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects; evaluate site for interior design brief; plus 9 specialist units; and up to 3 electives.
Successful completion of this course provides you with the:
Certificate IV in Interior Decoration and the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. Concessions may be available to holders of certain government concession cards, and in some circumstances fees may be paid by instalment. A brochure detailing the refund of fees policy is available at each campus. The standard TAFE SA fee for State Government-subsidised courses undertaken by students enrolled in two consecutive semesters is capped at $2,210 in 2011. This fee cap does not apply to all courses.
Students are generally expected to purchase their own textbooks, personal equipment, uniforms and stationery.
Course Module/Units: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
All students will be required to undertake the core units and a range of elective units to complete the qualification. Not all units listed are offered at all campuses. Please check with the campus for details.
|Apply resources sustainably||36|
|Assess interior light and recommend light fittings||36|
|Create visual design components||90|
|Decorate residential interiors||80|
|Design for retail interiors||108|
|Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors||108|
|Design residential interiors||108|
|Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects||10|
|Develop and extend design skills and practice||30|
|Develop self as a furniture designer||72|
|Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief||65|
|Evaluate site for interior design brief||40|
|Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms||50|
|Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms||50|
|Identify building materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors||54|
|Monitor and manage small business operations||45|
|Plan small business finances||50|
|Produce computer-aided drawings||50|
|Produce technical drawings||50|
|Provide advice on cabinet design features||40|
|Research and apply techniques for application to spatial design||50|
|Research and recommend colour and applied finishes||40|
|Research and recommend furniture and accessories||36|
|Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors||54|
|Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors||50|
|Research architectural styles and movements||36|
|Research interior design and decoration influences||36|
|Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces||80|
|Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept||70|
|Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution||54|
|Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces||72|
|Use business technology||20|
|Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects||80|