QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Interior Design


National Code: MSF50218
TAFE SA Code: TP01134


Description

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.

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Up to 24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Locations & Applications

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Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$1,927
$7,709
Concession
$1,385
$5,541

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,388
$29,550

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • You may choose between 3 study options: online study, campus attendance or a combination of both.
    • To successfully complete this course you will need a computer with internet access. You should also have basic computer knowledge including: Word, Powerpoint, copy, paste and file saving skills. All course work will be submitted online for assessment. Please note some online subjects will require a compulsory workshop attendance.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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 (MSF50218)
    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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 17 elective units.

    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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces 85
    Design residential interior lighting 40
    Design residential interiors 108
    Develop residential interior design project documentation 60
    Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 65
    Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs 40
    Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space 60
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50
    Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects 80

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Create 3D digital environments 30
    Create visual design components 30
    Decorate residential interiors 80
    Design for all ages and abilities 108
    Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces 60
    Design workplace interiors 108
    Determine spatial planning considerations for bathroom design 60
    Determine spatial planning considerations for kitchen design 84
    Develop event decoration proposals 40
    Evaluate and participate in design industry networks 72
    Prepare quotation and contract documentation for design projects 30
    Produce computer-aided drawings 50
    Produce technical drawings 50
    Provide interior styling service 36
    Research and recommend furniture and accessories 36
    Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors 54
    Research interior decoration and design influences 40
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