VET Studies
VET Studies

Interior Decoration (Retail Services)

Box Hill Institute RTO 01174


This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for the selection and coordination of interior furnishings and finishes in the decoration of domestic and commercial interiors. You will study interior decoration and learn the practical skills and knowledge required to plan and implement creative design and decoration solutions for a variety of interior environments.

You will also learn skills in computing, Google SketchUp, presentation methods, soft furnishings, hard material application, colour theory and application. You will have the opportunity to use Adobe design software throughout the program. You will create a folio of design work of art and design courses at tertiary level.

Course CodeMSF31018 Certificate III in Interior Decoration (Retail Services)

Duration: 2 years

Venue: Mount Eliza Secondary College

Time: Wednesday 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program student are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence could be eligible for a 10% increment towards the calculation of their ATAR (subject to VTAC policy).

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing the course, you may undertake a broad range of further study from certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses in interior design and decoration.
This course is suitable if you have an interest in interior design, colour consultation and styling.

Units of Competency

Units 1 & 2  Certificate III in Interior Decoration Retail Services

MSMWHS200      Work safely 
MSMSUP102       Communicate in the workplace 
MSMSUP106       Work in a team 
MSFGN2001       Make measurements and calculations 
BSBDES202        Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context  
BSBDES301        Explore the use of colour   
BSBDES305        Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Units 3 & 4  Certificate III in Interior Decoration Retail Services

CUADIG304       Create visual design components 
CUAACD301      Produce drawings to communicate ideas   
MSFGN3002      Estimate and cost job 
MSFID3001       Source and specify decoration products   
MSFID3002       Style a retail display   
MSMENV272     Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices