Advanced Interior Design and Decorating

Create Beautiful, Functional Spaces That People Will Love


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Course Code INTA
Qualification gained Australian College Diploma of Design (Advanced Interior Design and Decorating)
Study mode Flexible delivery online
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method

Assessment methods for this course differ from module to module and include:

  • Knowledge/Theory-based short answer questions
  • Projects
Nationally recognised No
Course units

Module 1 – Foundations of Interior Design

Reading 1 – Elements & Principles of Design
Introduction to the Interior Design and Decorating Industry
Elements of Design
Principles of Design
Elements of a Decoration Plan
Environmentally Sustainable Design
Tools and References Reading

Reading 2 – Colour Planning and Effects
Definition of Colour: the Colour Wheel
Colour Atlas: Colour Matching
Functional and Decorative Ese of Colour
Colour Planning
Colour Psychology
Lighting Effects on Colour


Module 2 – Organisation and Planning for Your Client

Reading 1 – Basic Plans & Drawing
Residential Design Basics
Plan Reading and Documentation
Planning and Measuring
Freehand Sketches
Drawing to Scale
The principles of Feng Shui
Working with Space

Reading 2 – Furnishing & Decorative Finishes
Understanding Mood and Style
Historic Restoration
Period Design and Decoration
Paints and Decorative Finishes
Carpets and Floors
Windows and Treatments
Lighting and Special Effects
Fabrics and Soft Furnishings

Reading 3 – Planning a Decorative Colour Scheme for a Client
Developing an Interior Design and Decorating Business
Business Essentials
Sourcing Business and Selling Your Services
Communicating with Clients and Tradespeople
Negotiating Rates and Services
The Beginning of Your Decoration Plan
Taking a Client Brief
The Finishing Touches
Presenting a Client Proposal
Tips for Going Professional


Module 3 – Prepare and Select Products and Finishes

Reading 1 – Prepare Product Specifications
Introduction to Specifications
Assessing the Project
Obtaining Product Information
Preparing Specifications

Reading 2 – Source and Select Products and Finishes
Design Considerations
The Age of Oak
The Age of Walnut
The Age of Mahogany
French Styles
The Victoria Era
Twentieth Century Style
Materials Part 1
Materials Part 2
Materials Part 3

Reading 3 – Research and Recommend Soft Furnishings
Planning for Soft Furnishing Research
Language of Pattern
Fibre to Fabric
Fabric Selection
Soft Furnishing for the Bedroom


Module 4 – Design and Planning the Space

Reading 1 – Research and Recommend Accessories
What are Accessories?
Art Work
Other Accessory Items
Arranging Accessories

Reading 2 – Design for Domestic Space
Space Planning
Select a Style/Theme for the Space
Design Living Room Space
Selecting Products and Finishes for Living Space
Wall and Ceiling Finishes
Window Treatments
Selecting and Arranging Furniture
Design for a Dining Space
Bedroom Space
Home Study

Reading 3 – Design for a Kitchen Space
The Evolution of the Kitchen
Kitchen Design
The Kitchen Floor
Kitchen Cabinets and Doors
Kitchen Appliances
Presenting Kitchen Designs Ideas
Eco-Friendly Appliance Buying Tips


Module 5 – Promoting Your Service and Costing a Job

Reading 1 – Design for a Bathroom
The History of the Bathroom
Universal Bathroom Design
Bathroom Layout
Working with Limited Space
Products, Materials and Finishes

Reading 2 – Estimate and Cost Jobs
Estimating Costs of Building a Domestic Residence
Estimating the Cost of a Kitchen
Estimating the Cost of a Bathroom
Estimate Cost of Carpet and Curtains for Living Room
Estimate Cost of Wallpaper and Paint
Estimating Cost of Furniture and Accessories
Estimating Tools and Documents

Reading 3 – Promote Products and Services
Understanding Promotion
Advertising for Business
Advertising and Promotion
Business Promotional Activities
Public Relations and Product Promotions
Internet Marketing and Website Promotion
Planning Promotional Activities
Organising Promotional Activities
Measuring Promotional Response
Reviewing Promotional Activities


Module 6 – Attention to Customer Details and Needs

Reading 1 – Address Customer’s Needs
Identifying Your Customers
Techniques for Providing Good Customer Service
Some Common Causes of Misunderstanding
Overcoming Objections
Effective Communication
Customer Service Policies and Procedures
Quality and Customer Service
Maintaining Customer Relationships
Negotiating Sales
Tracking Customer Satisfaction

Reading 2 – Prepare a Colour Board and Client Presentation
CAD, CADD and Manual Drawing Tools
Sample Boards
Presentation Technology
Overall Presentation

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

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