Course Title: Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5396 Diploma of Interior Design

Course Title: Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine soft furnishing requirements, research and refine options and present a design solution to the client.

This unit applies to individuals providing advice in a retail, consulting or design studio environment. They analyse and compare product information from a wide range of different sources to develop a design solution.

No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with MSFID4016 Design Colour schemes for Interior and exterior spaces and MSFID4013 Design Residential Lighting. 

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4021 Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces


1. Determine project requirements

2. Research soft furnishing options

3. Refine ideas and select preferred solution

4. Make recommendation to client

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course.

Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include tasks and projects.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.