Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform design and decoration advice for building interiors. Design and decoration at this level covers the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of residential and commercial or institutional interior spaces, working with a client brief and within project parameters. It may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities and the aged.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The LMF50408 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration reflects vocational outcomes include:
self employment as an interior decorator, colour consultant or interior stylist
in-house Interior designer or decorator for design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of retail stores or shop fitters.
Work involves self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.
This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge covering furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation to meet the purpose, efficiency and comfort of the space and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. It covers a detailed understanding of the application and effect of colour and pattern in interior space and the application of historic furnishing styles and their relationship to architectural periods and heritage projects.
This qualification covers the skills required to provide a full range of decoration services, consultation and design advice including:
researching and analysing the client's goals and requirements
planning, arranging and styling the space, and preparing detailed client presentations
selecting and specifying colour schemes, furniture, fabrics and fixtures, including layouts and detailed specifications
preparing design documentation for specialty floor coverings, fabrics and wall finishes
working with builders, architects and service contractors to advise on changes to the interior structure
producing documentation for shop fitters, cabinet makers, furniture suppliers and materials suppliers
preparing documentation for power and communications locations, reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs that reflect an understanding of basic building protocols
providing contract documentation for the pricing, procurement and installation of materials and furniture
organising the purchasing of materials, accessories, artwork and furnishings
contracting and supervision of the trades people required to implement a project.
Work would involve participation in development of strategic initiatives, as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams, including teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions and could involve group or team coordination.
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF40408 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration or achieved equivalent industry experience.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF60208 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design and relevant management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.