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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Interior Decorator

Employees provide complete design and decoration advice for building interiors such as residential and commercial or institutional interior spaces. They work 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.

Summary of Training

Core Units - 10 required

  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
  • Decorate residential interiors
  • Determine work, health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
  • Evaluate site for interior design brief

Elective Units - 19 required

  • Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Undertake project work
  • Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces
  • Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors
  • Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Use business technology
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Research and apply techniques for illustrative work
  • Research and apply techniques in spatial design
  • Create visual design components
  • Produce drawings from design concept
  • Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
  • Identify building materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors
  • Provide interior styling service

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Manufacturing & Production

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Creative & Artistic
Organising & Clerical

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 2750

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information and More Details

Interior Decorator - MSF50213
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification * T T
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 399912

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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