INTERNATIONAL

Diploma of Interior Design

CRICOS Code: 0101704
National Code: MSF50218


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.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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104 weeks
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80 weeks
Interior Decorator Interior Decorator

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Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours
Study Load
Commences
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $6950
Total course cost ( 104 weeks)
AUD $27800
Incidental Fees*
AUD $0*
Total Fees
AUD $27800

Note: TAFE SA course fees are currently under review. Current fees published are for 2020 and will be updated shortly. 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

    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.

    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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