Interior decorators plan and implement decoration schemes for homes, offices, shops, hotels and venues.
You can work as an interior decorator without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification in interior decoration or interior design and decoration. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or submit a folio of work. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information.
Interior decorators may perform the following tasks:
Interior decorators may have to work extended or irregular hours to meet clients' needs.
Interior decorators work as retail decorator consultants, freelance decorators, consultants and managers with large department outlets, architectural support staff, colour scheme coordinators, retail sales assistants and decorators for the wholesale sector of the profession. Some experienced decorators establish their own businesses. Many decorators are employed to decorate new residential and commercial properties. Competition for employment as an interior decorator is very strong. A good deal of training takes place on the job and, as with other artistic areas, those who can demonstrate a high degree of talent and flair are more likely to gain employment.