How to become a Interior Decorator

Interior decorators plan and implement decoration schemes for homes, offices, shops, hotels and venues.

Personal requirements of a Interior Decorator

  • Creativity
  • Good understanding of colour
  • Able to promote ideas
  • Awareness of fashion and design trends
  • Able to interact well with a variety of people

Education & Training for a Interior Decorator

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. 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. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,100

Future growth:

decline

Employment by state:

ACT 0.4%

NSW 35.1%

NT 0.3%

QLD 17.3%

SA 6.8%

TAS 1.8%

VIC 25%

WA 13.3%

Hours worked:

40.9

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 53%

Proportion of female workers 47%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 3%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 17.8%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 26.9%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 38.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 13.7%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 45.4%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 49.7%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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