The central aim of this Nationally Accredited Diploma is to give students the practical knowledge and skills to design innovative spaces, select suitable furniture and their placement, how to dress a room and excellent knowledge on lighting design.
The Diploma of Interior Design course builds on the foundations of Certificate IV in Interior Decoration. Following from residential design, the Diploma of Interior Design continues work and study across into commercial projects. The Diploma moves deeper into specifications, CAD, joinery, architectural styles and design theory.
Many opportunities are provided for students to push their comfort zones and to move from common to courageous designers who achieve distinctions within the industry.
“Every room needs a slap in the face”
Units of Competency
|BSBDES302||Explore and apply the creative design to 2D forms|
|BSBDES303||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms|
|BSBDES502||Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief|
|MSFID4013||Design residential interior lighting|
|MSFID4014||Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects|
|MSFID4016||Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces|
|MSFID5020||Design residential interiors |
|MSFID5021||Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs|
|MSFID5022||Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space|
|MSFID5025||Develop residential interior design project documentation|
|BSBCRT501||Originate and develop concepts|
|MSFGN4001||Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements|
|MSFID4021||Research and recommend furniture and accessories|
|MSFID5018||Provide interior styling service |
|MSFID5019||Decorate interiors for restoration projects|
|MSFID5024||Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interior|
|MSFID5027||Research and recommend colour|
|BSBCRT402||Collaborate in a creative process|
|BSBDES304||Source and apply design industry knowledge|
|BSBDES305||Source and apply information on the history and theory of design|
|BSBDES401||Generate design solutions|
|BSBSMB420||Evaluate and develop small business operations|
|MSFID4012||Decorate residential interiors|
|MSFID4015||Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation|
|MSFID4017||Research and recommend furniture and accessories|
|MSFID4018||Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for an interior|
|BSBDES602||Research Global Trends|
Who is this course for
Anyone wanting to start out in the industry.
Gain work with an established firm as an in-house designer or be your own boss- the choice is yours!
Possible career outcomes after completing the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration include, but not limited to:
- Interior Designer
- Residential and/or Commercial Property Stylist
- Colour Consultant
- Commercial / Freelance Consultant in industries such as; furniture, soft furnishings, fabrics, lighting
There are no entry requirements.
Starting January 2020
Full-time: 12 months, 3 days per week: 9.30am-4.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
The course is mixed mode delivery of 798 hours of face-to-face learning over 38 weeks, plus additional self-directed study of 17 hours per week.
Part-time: 24 months, 1st year, 1 evening per week: 6-9pm Wednesday
2nd year, 2 evenings per week: 6-9pm Tuesday and Thursday
The course is a mixed mode delivery of 342 hours of face-to-face learning over 38 weeks, plus additional self-directed study of 20 hours per week.
Students will be assessed throughout the course on a combination of both research assignments and practical projects.