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COURSE OUTLINE
The ICI Interior Design & Decoration course has been designed in consultation with the Interior Decoration & Design industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently. Course units include:

Introduction to Interior Design and Decoration
What is interior design?, Interior Design History, Interior Design vs Interior Decoration?, Introduction to Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Workplace Design with Colour and Light, Developing a Colour Scheme.

Elements and Principles of Design

Elements of Design: Line, Pattern, Texture, Colour, Area, Shape, Form and Space.

Principles of Design: Discord and Variety, Harmony and Unity, Contrast and Emphasis, Rhythm, Repetition and Radiation, Proportion, Gradation and Alternation, Balance.

Elements of a Decoration Plan

Functional and Decorative Use of Colour


Colour Planning: Function of the Area, Existing Furniture and Furnishings, the Style of Décor, Aspect and Natural Lighting, Spatial Relationships, Personal Taste, Colour Psychology, Floor Coverings, Window Treatments, Furniture.

Lighting Effects on Colour


Decorating With Light: Incandescent, Fluorescent, Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium, Mercury Vapour, Tungsten, Tungsten Halogen.

Planning a Harmonious Decorative Colour Scheme for a Client

Planning a Harmonious Decorative Scheme, The Process of Planning, the Beginning of Your Decoration Plan, Notes From Client Briefing, Results of the Client Briefing, Displaying or Presenting Your Proposal, Types of Visuals, Measured Survey, Schedule of Materials.

Light and Colour I
Introduction to the Science of Light and Colour, The Luminous Environment, The Nature of Colour.

Light and Colour II
Colour and Emotion, Colour Preferences, Colour and Light, Optical Effects, Colour Schemes, Applying Colour.

Light and Colour III
Colour and Emotion, Colour Preferences, Colour and Light, Optical Effects, Colour Schemes, Applying Colour.

Decorating Styles
Colonial, Country, Eclectic, Modern, Neo-Classical, Victorian, Other Decorating Styles.

How to Decorate (Step by Step)

How to: Undertake Space Planning, Determining the Best Layout, Choose a Colour Scheme, Determine Flooring Requirements, Select Wall Treatments, Determine Lighting Requirements, Complete any Repairs or Renovations, Select Furnishings, Choose Window Coverings, Arrange the Furniture, Accessorize, Evaluate the Decorating.

Building Systems and Components
Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical.

Materials
Primary Interior Finish Materials: Concrete, Masonry, Stone, Metals, Wood, Plastic, Glass, Wall Board, Tile, Terrazzo, Acoustic Ceiling systems, Resilient Flooring, Carpet, Paint and Other Film-Applied Finishes, Wall covering, Fabric and Textiles.

Furnishings
Furniture, Window Treatment, Signage/Graphics, Accessories, Art, Plants.

Interior Planting
Design and Maintenance.

Job Seeking Skills
Getting Hired: Job Hunting Materials, Your Portfolio, Your Resume and Cover Letter, Locating Jobs, Advertised Positions, Unadvertised Positions, Who Employs Interior Decorators, Discussing Salary.

Starting Your Own Interior Design Business
How to: Start Your Interior Design Business, How to Build Your Portfolio, What you’ll need, Retail / Wholesale Supplies, Choosing Target Markets, Getting Clients, How to Price Jobs, Managing Clients, Working with Suppliers and Contractors.

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?

  • Fast track your career in Interior Decoration & Design
  • Learn the inside secrets on how to become an interior decoration & design pro in months not years!
  • Study an Interior Decoration & Design course that was designed in conjunction with the Interior Decoration & Design industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't wast time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  •  Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week
  • Exciting, diverse projects

CAREER PROSPECTS
Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make homes and businesses more beautiful, comfortable and effective.

There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. As an interior designer and decorator (also known as an interior architect) you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality.
If you start your own interior design and decorating business you will enjoy the freedom of being your own boss and could earn $100,000 or more per year. And perhaps most importantly your interior design and decorating "work" will be fun, interesting, and personally rewarding.

Interior design decorators are more in demand than ever before. Most are hired to design and decorate either homes or corporate offices.

Here are just a few of the types of businesses that need interior designers and decorators:
 
  • Advertising agencies
  • Art galleries
  • Bed and breakfasts
  • Boutique stores
  • Corporate head offices
  • Hotels Law firms
  • Model homes for home builders
  • Museum stores
  • Public relations firms
  • Restaurants
  • Many other types of businesses from doctors' offices to luxury car dealerships
 
COURSE LEVELS EXPLAINED 
This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

1.    Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.

2.    Diploma: qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

3.    Advanced Diploma: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

STUDY MODE
This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course its at your own pace and you determine when you finish. Don't miss out. Enrol today!

HOW TO ENROL


1. Enrol Online

The fastest way is to enrol online. Your details are kept secure and we don't share them with anyone.
To enrol online:

1.    Visit: www.ici.net.au/interior-design-course
2.    Scroll down to the bottom of the page
3.    Click on the enrol now button
4.    Complete the secure online form.

2. Enrol via the Phone
Call: 1300 131 582



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