INTERNATIONAL

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

CRICOS Code: 084366G
National Code: MSF60113


Description

This qualification helps you to create a career pathway as an interior designer. You will learn the skills to provide advice and practical solutions on the finishing and furnishing of interior spaces. This includes residential, commercial or institutional spaces and involves working directly with the client or associated professional.

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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 $35,500.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

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Total course cost ( 26 weeks)
AUD $7700
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $7700

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 Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Interior designers for interior design and architectural practices, Self-employed design consultants, Design project administrators, Design managers. Work involves using a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to either varied or highly specified functions.

    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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 14 core units and 25 elective units.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 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
    Apply 3-D visualisation techniques to represent interior designs 54
    Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors 108
    Design residential interiors 108
    Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects 10
    Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 65
    Evaluate site for interior design brief 40
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50
    Manage design realisation 50
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
    Produce technical drawings 50
    Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces 80
    Resolve complex spatial design problems through modelling 54

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess interior light and recommend light fittings 36
    Create 3D digital environments 30
    Create 3D digital models 75
    Create visual design components 30
    Decorate for events 40
    Design for people with disabilities and the elderly 108
    Design interiors for hospitality environments 108
    Develop and extend design skills and practice 30
    Evaluate and participate in design industry networks 72
    Evaluate design project outcomes 36
    Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space 60
    Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors 54
    Investigate legal requirements for design 36
    Prepare a materials board for client presentation 20
    Produce computer-aided drawings 50
    Provide interior styling service 36
    Research and recommend artwork 36
    Research and recommend furniture and accessories 36
    Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors 54
    Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors 50
    Research architectural styles and movements 36
    Research global design trends 30
    Research interior decoration and design influences 36
    Use business technology 20
    Work safely 30
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Packaged University Offer

    This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Adelaide

    This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

    The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

    • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
    • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
    • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
    • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
    • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

    See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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