Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

National Code: MSF60113
TAFE SA Code: TP00698


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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  • Employment Outcomes

    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)

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    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

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


    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


    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
  • 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
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