Course Title: Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5333 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Title: Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 54

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to specify innovative and cost effective decorative solutions for furniture, floor covering, soft furnishings and window dressings to enhance and compliment interior design schemes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

All students are required to have completed  Soft Furnishing for Interiors ARCH 5214C to a compenent level before commencing this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID5011 Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution


Assess project requirements

Determine decorative treatments for windows and openings

Document and present decorative recommendations

Specify furniture transformation

Specify soft floor coverings

Specify soft furnishings

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of current styles and technologies for the decoration of furniture, soft furnishings, floor coverings and window dressings.
This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise and problem solving in order to direct the research and recommending of suitable decorative solutions. Communication skills are used to access and interpret information using information technologies and complete decoration proposals. Self management and learning skills are applied in the review of information and arrangements to ensure project needs are met.

Overview of Assessment

• Effectively research and recommend decorative treatments for windows, soft furnishings and furniture to meet the design requirements of at least two project briefs
• Effectively apply design elements and principles to recommended decorative solution
• Visually present decorative solutions to illustrate how ideas meet overall design requirements
• Correctly calculate quantities and costings required to achieve decorative solution
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for researching and recommending decorative treatments
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area