Course Title: Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4251 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Title: Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to research and recommend soft furnishings for various decoration and design solutions to meet client and project brief requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID4005A Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors


1.  Assess soft furnishing requirements for the project

2.  Research materials for soft furnishings

3.  Research and recommend decorative treatments for windows and openings

4.  Research and recommend soft floor coverings

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of soft furnishings which include curtains and window fittings, carpets, rugs and textiles used in upholstery, cushions and trimmings, in order to achieve integrated decoration and design solutions to meet a project brief.

Overview of Assessment

• Effectively research soft furnishings to assist with informing the decoration process and arrive at a solution which meets client requirements
• Effectively apply design elements and principles to the recommendation of soft furnishings to achieve a minimum of two integrated decorative solutions
• Correctly calculate quantities and costings required to achieve decorative solution
• Visually present decorative ideas
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for researching and recommending soft furnishings