Qualification details

LMF40408 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/May/2009

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSF40113 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration 09/Dec/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCRT401A - Articulate, present and debate ideasArticulate, present and debate ideas N/A
BSBCRT402A - Collaborate in a creative processCollaborate in a creative process N/A
BSBDES301A - Explore the use of colourExplore the use of colour N/A
BSBDES302A - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D formsExplore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms N/A
BSBDES303A - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D formsExplore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms N/A
BSBDES305A - Source and apply information on the history and theory of designSource and apply information on the history and theory of design N/A
BSBDES401A - Generate design solutionsGenerate design solutions N/A
BSBDES403A - Develop and extend design skills and practiceDevelop and extend design skills and practice N/A
BSBMGT402A - Implement operational planImplement operational plan N/A
BSBSMB405A - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312111 Architectural Draftsperson 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-13 Architectural Associate 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Home Furnishing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Colour Consultant,Assistant Interior Decorator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312111 Architectural Draftsperson 11/May/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-13 Architectural Associate 11/May/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 11/May/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 11/May/2009 
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Modification History

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Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to provide advice and practical assistance on the finishing and furnishing of existing interior spaces to meet client requirements. Decoration at this level includes residential or commercial environments and involves working directly with the client or with associated professionals such as architects, builders, retailers, interior designers and suppliers required to implement a project.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF40408 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration reflects vocational outcomes in retail, consulting and building businesses as interior decorators or colour consultants performing a broad range of skilled applications in furnishing including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

Application 

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in a range of decoration advice and services including:

  • research and analysis of the client's goals and requirements
  • planning and arranging space
  • interior styling
  • specifying finishes and furnishings
  • selection of colours
  • specifications and purchasing.

The work would cover a broad range of varied activities or applications in a wide variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. Leadership and guidance would be involved when organising self and others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF31908 Certificate III in Interior Decoration (Retail Services) or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF50408 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Licensing considerations 

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.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • communicate effectively and efficiently with colleagues, suppliers and clients
  • interpret correspondence, verbal and written project briefs
  • interpret work instructions, technical and conceptual information
  • communicate research findings and creative ideas
  • visually communicate creative concepts and direction to colleagues, suppliers and clients
  • use digital forms of communication - emails, digital photo's and scanned document knowledge
  • produce drawings to communicate the concept
  • communicate verbally and in writing with contractors and suppliers on technical issues
  • confirm a brief with client
  • complete standard documentation
  • undertake measurements and calculations
  • undertake interactive workplace communication
  • present information

Teamwork

  • share or discuss decoration concepts and ideas with others
  • work with a diverse range of cultures, trades and backgrounds
  • liaise and work with suppliers
  • collaborate on decoration solutions
  • work with trades and craftspeople to achieve successful project outcomes
  • work independently or as a team member
  • demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • identify role of others in the decoration process
  • undertake appropriate and effective communication with others in the design process

Problem-solving

  • interpret and resolve decoration briefs
  • analyse research findings
  • develop and resolve decoration ideas
  • overcome and find solutions to constraints in project briefs
  • recognise and address quality issues and problems relating to decoration and business activities
  • solve problems in relation to the realisation of design decoration outcomes within the client's budget
  • solve problems in relation to the realisation of design decoration outcomes that are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable
  • assess and evaluate skill requirements of self and others to perform tasks
  • apply knowledge of fabrics and materials to solve decoration problems
  • assess quality of materials before using in decoration solutions

Initiative and enterprise

  • explore the potential of factors constraining or impacting on decoration solutions
  • initiate a particular decoration direction
  • realise decoration solutions
  • explore decoration options
  • manage changes to decoration brief or solution
  • work autonomously with the confidence to recommend selections and review projects to continually learn and improve service
  • identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • identify effective ways to achieve decoration outcomes
  • rectify problems promptly and appropriately

Planning and organising

  • prepare for undertaking a decoration project
  • coordinate decoration activities with other project timelines such as construction
  • organise decoration materials and equipment
  • make, confirm and alter client and supplier appointments and presentations according to workplace schedules and personnel activities
  • prepare business correspondence, purchase orders and invoices in a timely manner
  • prepare effective and clear decoration specifications on time and to agreed industry standards
  • collect, analyse and organise client information to arrange projects professionally and on time

Self-management

  • evaluate and monitor own work and the work of others
  • develop individual project plans
  • manage own time effectively
  • establish own work schedules and take responsibility for the deliverables associated with individual projects, team ventures and client proposals
  • manage own work
  • monitor information in work area
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • locate, interpret and apply relevant information
  • monitor own work against quality standards
  • understand own work activities and responsibilities
  • manage work load priorities

Learning

  • conduct ongoing professional research in decoration knowledge
  • maintain professional decoration skills
  • manage own learning and professional development activities
  • accept and respond to feedback, and use feedback as an opportunity to improve professional knowledge and skills
  • manage own self-directed learning to continually keep up to date with available products, services and current trends
  • identify shortfalls in knowledge and undertake research or training to fill gaps
  • maintain a knowledge of industry standards
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • experiment with decoration ideas and review outcomes

Technology

  • observe OHS principles when using technology
  • research technological developments relevant to decoration work
  • use computers and appropriate software to develop and realise a decoration solution
  • use technology to organise and maintain client and business data
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF40408 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, competency must be achieved in nineteen  (19 ) units of competency.

  • eight  () core units of competency
  • eleven  (11 ) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.

CORE UNITS 

Complete all eight  () units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

BSBDES302A

Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

BSBDES303A

Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

CUVCOR09B

Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept

CUVCRS04B

Produce technical drawings

LMFID4001A

Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces

LMFID4002A

Decorate residential interiors

LMFID4011A

Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ELECTIVE UNITS 

Select eleven  (11 ) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of seven  () units from Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

BSBCRT401A

Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT402A

Collaborate in a creative process

BSBDES301A

Explore the use of colour

BSBDES305A

Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

BSBDES401A

Generate design solutions

BSBDES403A

Develop and extend design skills and practice

BSBMGT402A

Implement operational plan

BSBSMB405A

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBWOR204A

Use business technology

CUFDIG303A

Produce and prepare photo images

CUFDIG304A

Create visual design components

CUVCOR08B

Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept

CUVCRS03B

Produce computer-aided drawings

CUVDSP11B

Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

CUVDSP15B

Research and apply techniques for application to spatial design

LMFFDT4012A

Produce ideation drawings

LMFID3002A

Source and specify decoration products

LMFID4003A

Prepare a materials board for client presentation

LMFID4004A

Research and recommend furniture and accessories

LMFID4005A

Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

LMFID4006A

Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

LMFID4007A

Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors

LMFID4008A

Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

LMFID4009A

Research architectural styles and movements

LMFID4010A

Research interior decoration and design influences

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Group B 

Up to four  () relevant units can be chosen from units not already selected from Group A, or units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate III level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate IV level (maximum 4 units) or Diploma level (maximum 1 unit).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group B must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.

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