Course Title: Decorate residential interiors

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5396 Diploma of Interior Design

Course Title: Decorate residential interiors

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the design brief, conduct research and generate and refine decoration concepts for existing residential interior spaces. It includes selecting materials and finishes for surface decoration and arranging the objects and elements within the space.

This unit applies to interior decorators who research, analyse and evaluate information from a wide range of different sources to develop decoration solutions.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking interior decoration and design work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with MSFSF3008 Measure up and calculate fabric quantities for window coverings and MSFID4017 Research and recommend furniture and accessories.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4012 Decorate residential interiors


1. Analyse the project brief

2. Conduct research for the design

3. Generate decoration concepts

4. Design the space

5. Revise and refine solution

6. Present decoration solution

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.