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Interior Design & Decorating


The Australian College Interior Design & Decorating course covers all the principle subjects and elements usually taught only in advanced courses. You will learn everything from decorating a room to taking a client brief and setting up your own stationery.

Of course, you don’t have to get started in interior design and decorating as a business. You can simply use the skills and knowledge you have gained to redesign and decorating your own home, office or apartment.

Career opportunities include: Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Colour Consultant, Events Designer. Further study can lead to Interior Architect.

When you successfully complete your course you will be awarded the Australian College Certificate in Design (Interior Design and Decorating).

Course Fee and Duration

Module 1: Foundations of Interior Design

Reading 1: Elements & Principles of Design
Topic 1: Introduction to the Interior Design and Decorating Industry
Topic 2: Elements of Design
Topic 3: Principles of Design
Topic 4: Elements of a Decoration Plan
Topic 5: Environmentally Sustainable Design
Topic 6: Tools and References

Reading 2: Colour Planning and Effects
Topic 1: Definition of Colour: The Colour Wheel
Topic 2: Colour Atlas: Colour Matching
Topic 3: Functional and Decorative Use of Colour
Topic 4: Colour Planning
Topic 5: Colour Psychology
Topic 6: Lighting Effects on Colour

Module 2: Organisation and Planning for Your Client

Reading 1: Basic Plans & Drawing
Topic 1: Residential Design Basics
Topic 2: Plan Reading and Documentation
Topic 3: Planning and Measuring
Topic 4: Freehand Sketches
Topic 5: Drawing To Scale
Topic 6: The Principles of Feng Shui
Topic 7: Working With Space

Reading 2: Furnishing & Decorative Finishes
Topic 1: Understanding Mood and Style
Topic 2: Historic Restoration
Topic 3: Period Design and Decoration
Topic 4: Paints and Decorative Finishes
Topic 5: Carpets and Floors
Topic 6: Windows and Treatments
Topic 7: Lighting and Special Effects
Topic 8: Fabrics and Soft Furnishings
Topic 9: Accessorising

Reading 3: Planning a Decorative Colour Scheme for a Client
Topic 1: Developing an Interior Design and Decorating Business
Topic 2: Business Essentials
Topic 3: Sourcing Business and Selling Your Services
Topic 4: Communicating With Clients and Tradespeople
Topic 5: Negotiating Rates and Services
Topic 6: The Beginning of Your Decoration Plan
Topic 7: Taking a Client Brief
Topic 8: The Finishing Touches
Topic 9: Presenting a Client Proposal
Topic 10: Tips for Going Professional

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