Arts & Design

Interior Design

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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Duration Up to 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeMSF50213
TAFE SA CodeTP00697
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileInterior DecoratorInterior Decorator
FacultiesBuilding and Construction
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External805010Apply Now ExternalPT 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Fee Help will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • If there are more applicants than available places, TAFE SA will make offers based on date of application.
    • For further information on studying this course externally contact (08) 8207 4981 or

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include: Self employment as an Interior decorator, Colour Consultant or Interior Stylist; In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of retail stores or shop fitters.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration (MSF50213)
    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to give design and decoration advice for building interiors, including the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of residential and commercial or institutional interior spaces, working with a client brief and within project parameters. There is an emphasis on furnishings, finishes and aesthetics, environmental sustainability, colour and pattern in interior spaces and historic furnishing styles. It may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities and the aged. 10 core units plus 19 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

    UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Interior Architecture14436Details


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.