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New Zealand Certificate in Interior Décor (Level 4) - Telford

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

2019 Semester 1: 12 August to 06 December

Duration:

Blended delivery - online with additional tutorial sessions at Telford Campus 

Location: Telford
Credits: 60

Start your journey to a qualification for professional or hobby interior design with the Introduction to Interior Décor paper, delivered by Blended Learning - Onsite workshops at Telford campus and at-home study online.

Students can study further papers in this qualification visa SIT2LRN Distance Learning or progress with additional papers at Telford in future intakes.

CID401 Introduction to Interior Décor
This paper provides an introduction to the design elements and design principles of interior decor to enable students to apply design concepts to contribute to the creation of interior décor environments.

CID402 Products and Materials
To enable students to explore the practical application of design fundamentals (elements and principles) across a range of interior décor products and materials.

CID403 Project Development
This paper provides students with the skills and knowledge to respond to an interior décor brief within pre-defined boundaries through communication with clients and stakeholders

CID404 Interior Décor Project
To provide students with the skills and knowledge required for the coordination and presentation of an interior design project that meets the technical requirements and client and stakeholder expectations of an interior décor brief

Graduates of this qualification will be equipped to work in the interior décor industry in a variety of roles including:
Colour advisor
Showroom assistant
Interior stylist/décor consultant
Visual merchanider
Interior design assistant
Interior product sales
Graduates will be able to:
Contribute to the creation of décor for a range of interior environments
Apply knowledge of theory and practice to rationalise and select products and materials for use in interior décor
Communicate effectively to assist clients, colleagues and stakeholders with fulfilling an interior décor brief
Coordinate and assist clients with an interior décor brief

Graduates of this qualification will be equipped to work in the interior décor industry in a variety of roles including:

  • Colour advisor
  • Showroom assistant
  • Interior stylist/décor consultant
  • Visual merchaniderInterior design assistant
  • Interior product sales

Graduates will be able to:

  • Contribute to the creation of décor for a range of interior environments
  • Apply knowledge of theory and practice to rationalise and select products and materials for use in interior décor
  • Communicate effectively to assist clients, colleagues and stakeholders with fulfilling an interior décor brief
  • Coordinate and assist clients with an interior décor brief

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2.

All applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in interior design and demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme of study. Likelihood of success may be demonstrated through a variety of means, including: relevant work experience, Curriculum Vitae, letter of intent, achievement of NCEA standards in art, graphics, or other relevant subjects, or through an interview.

Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant (20 years and over) who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard entry.

Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Language Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examinations – FCE or FCE for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level 3 (General) or (Workplace), b) Current Level 3 (General)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic) score of 42
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42
  • Language Cert – B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or

Completion of all primary education and at least three years’ secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. Have successfully completed a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  4. Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

Stationery List 

This course requires that students have a number of stationary items in order to complete the projects to a professional level. The minimum requirements are listed below, if you do not have these they will need to be gathered before or during your study as required. All items can be purchased from the Warehouse Stationery Online Store item numbers are included for our convenience. https://www.warehousestationery.co.nz

1x Jasart Sketch Pad 20 s                                                      Item No: 9417121204179

1 x Reeves Intro Brush Set 10 piece                                        Item No: 780804270648

1 x Faber-Castell 12 Water Colour Pencil Set                            Item No: 4005401144120

1 x Reeves Paint Set 12 Gouache Set                                      Item No: 780804861679

1 x Black A3 Display File                                                        Item No: 9418837046817

1 x Scale Ruler Helix Triangular White                                      Item No: 79252312353

1 x Artline Pen 233 Drawing System 0.3mm Loose Black            Item No 4974052853609             

Resene Colour Wheel can be purchased from the Resene Online Store (link below) or at an onsite store. We recommend visiting your local store as a way of introducing yourself to the industry. The Resene team members are great sources of advice, and knowledge. https://www.resene.co.nz/samples/products.php?product=0&chart=0&productType=8  

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification, “New Zealand Certificate in Interior Décor (Level 4)”, they must have:

  • Achieved a minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Interior Décor (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Interior Décor (Level 4) full-time over 17 weeks or part-time over two years

Assessments for this course may include written reports, theoretical statements, 3D modelling, paintings and drawings. For each unit, the assessment activity is generally made up of three parts – a research task, a training activity and a design task. As a part of your assessments you will be required to conduct interviews and use a variety of resources to obtain product samples and investigate related services.

There are no exams or online tests for this course.

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