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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationSelf-paced
    Max 24 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Junior Interior Designer
  • Independent/Freelance Interior Decoration Consultant
  • See a full list further below

Embark on a creative journey with the MSF40122 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, a nationally recognized course by Open Colleges. Delivered online over a self-paced 24-month period, this program offers flexibility and helps you unleash your creative side.

Gain skills to establish a vibrant career in interior decoration, supported by an industry overview projecting a 6.1% growth in demand for interior decorators over the next five years. Tailored for aspiring professionals, the course opens doors to diverse career outcomes, from independent consultants to retail assistants.

You’ll learn to collaborate with clients and design professionals, research client goals, plan and style interiors, specify finishes, select colors, and more. Your learning experience will include engaging online resources and practical activities. This course also serves as a pathway to the MSF50222 Diploma of Interior Design.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued a MSF40122 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).

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Job Outcomes

  • Independent/Freelance Interior Decoration Consultant (Styling Services, Color Consultant)
  • Junior Interior Designer
  • Retail Assistant (Tiling, Homewares, Lighting, Soft Furnishings, Custom Kitchen and Bathroom Fit-Outs)

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification.

It is also recommended that students:

  • Are 18 years old 
  • Have access to a modern computer 
  • Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Have basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video
  • Have access to a digital video recording device.


Skill Requirements

To successfully complete this course, learners will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet 
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions

Audio-Visual Requirements

  • Learners will need access to software to view online videos and images. 
  • As well as access to digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software 

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to work independently and use own familiar support resources, communicate effectively via email, and identify relevant information from a range of written texts. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete:

  • Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, or
  • Certificate III level or higher


Simulated Workplace Requirements

It is essential that learners have access to a specific place where they undertake their assessment activities. This work area should be designed as a home office area or design studio. Learners will be asked to submit photographic evidence of their simulated workplace facility prior to assessment in Study Period 1.

The simulated workplace facility may include tools, equipment and resources, including:

  • workstation/layout table and drawing board 
  • ergonomic chair
  • bookshelves
  • filing system
  • computer 
  • internet access 
  • storage for drawing equipment.


CUADES302    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

CUAACD313   Produce technical drawings

CUADES303    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

MSFID4019      Research interior decoration and design influences

CUAACD311    Produce drawings to communicate ideas

BSBCRT512     Originate and develop concepts

MSFID4016       Design color schemes for interior and exterior spaces

CUADES301     Explore the use of color

MSFID5018       Provide interior styling service

MSFGN4001     Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements

MSMENV272   Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSFID4017      Research and recommend furniture and accessories

MSFID4021      Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces

MSFID4012      Decorate residential interiors

MSFID4015      Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation

CUADES411    Generate design solutions

BSBESB406     Evaluate and develop small business operations


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.