Decluttering is the process of organising and removing unnecessary items from a space. It involves evaluating each item and deciding whether to keep, donate, sell, or discard it. Decluttering can be done in any space, such as a home, office, or even a digital space like a computer or phone. The goal of decluttering is to create a more functional and visually appealing space by getting rid of excess items that may cause stress, anxiety, or feelings of overwhelm.
There are many benefits to decluttering: increased productivity and efficiency as it allows for easier access to essential items; improve mental health by reducing the visual clutter that can cause distractions and negatively impact focus; and save time and money by avoiding buying duplicate items or searching for lost belongings.
To successfully declutter a space, it’s essential to have a plan in place. This could involve setting specific goals for the space, creating designated areas for different categories of items (e.g., remain, repurpose, reuse..), and establishing a timeline for completing the decluttering process. This course provides that process.
Students must be at least 18 years of age.
This is a 3-month part time online course, that can be undertaken anytime. The course is suitable for consultants and/or individuals who, as part of their occupation are required to declutter homes. It provides the knowledge to assess and control risk associated with the decluttering process, including the impact of lead dust, allergens (dust mite, pollen and pet dander) and mould contaminated contents known to cause serious health issues. It provides the knowledge to plan and undertake decluttering of a home using the 5-step process (5Rs): Rubbish, Rehome, Return, Repurpose and Remain. It provides the knowledge of organisations that accept donations and rubbish. Students should anticipate spending around 8 hours per week to progress through the course materials and undertake their assessments. Click here for the Subject and Unit Mapping Guide. When you are ready to start, complete the online enrolment form HERE, ring the college (1300 889 845) to organise payment, and we’ll provide the login details to get started.
Funding and Investment
The total cost of the course is $895. We accept credit card, Paypal (4% fee) and direct deposit (college can send you an invoice). Part payment options are also available to students who are unable to pay a subject upfront (conditions and fees apply).
The assessments have been specifically designed to ensure you have the necessary templates to work effectively as a Professional Organiser. In order to gain the knowledge and skills to work as a competent professional organiser you will be required to submit a questionnaire, report and short videos.
Books & Equipment Required
It is recommended students purchase the book Simply Organised by Amy Revell. In order to undertake the assessments, students should anticipate purchasing a suitable respirator, disposable gloves, microfiber cloths, label maker, garbage bags and storage containers.