Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Duration (incl. holidays) 22 weeks
Teaching Duration20 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code084366G
National CodeMSF60113
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileInterior DecoratorInterior Decorator
FacultiesBuilding and Construction
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
    • Successful completion of the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration.

    Course Notes

    • Students would typically complete the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design as a package. The total duration of the package is 2.5 years (5 semesters) with a total cost of $34500.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    These courses will enable graduates to apply for employment as an assistant decoration consultant in specialised wholesale or retail outlets. Graduates may also seek employment with independent interior decoration and design consultancies.

    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

    Advanced Diploma of Interior Design (MSF60113)
    This course covers skills and knowledge required for creative and technical solutions for built environments. Interior design at this level covers the planning and detailing of complex residential, commercial and institutional design projects with an emphasis on space creation, space planning and the factors that affect peoples’ responses to living and working environments. It may also include design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities, institutional design, exhibitions, the aged and adaptive re-use projects. 14 core units plus 25 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

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    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

    Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship36 points 18 months Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Interior Architecture49.5 points  Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Total course cost (22 weeks)AUD $7500
    Incidental Fees AUD $0
    Total Fees AUD $7500

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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