Course Title: Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4402 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Title: Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 85

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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 assess colour requirements, research and experiment with different colour options and create preferred colour schemes for presentation to the client. This unit applies to interior decorators and designers. 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


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces


1. Assess colour requirements for the project

2. Research colour schemes for interiors

3. Explore colour schemes

4. Finalise and present colour scheme

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

The assessment is project based.