1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2533-17 Interior Designer

Plans and designs interiors for buildings, offices and homes, with consideration to layout, function, aesthetics and safety.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • consults with clients to determine needs, preferences and expectations
  • analyses functional requirements, desired effect and purpose of the interior
  • sketches plans of areas showing arrangement of space, furniture and accessories
  • estimates costs and materials required and presents plans and quotes to clients for approval
  • selects or recommends purchases of decorative and functional materials and accessories such as furniture, lighting fixtures and paintings
  • directs workers engaged in on-site implementation of proposed scheme
  • uses computer-aided design systems as part of the design process and for consultation with clients
  • designs original furnishings and joinery to conform with proposed scheme
  • may work with architects in the preparation of plans
  • may design interiors for ships, aircraft or other transport vehicles

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