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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

National ID: MSF50213 | State ID: J744

 

During the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration course you will work on a number of design projects which will enable you to develop skills to design residential and commercial interiors, decorate for events and work on restoration projects.

You will learn to work with suppliers and specify finishes, soft and hard materials, fixtures and furniture.

You will learn design project management skills and will apply CAD applications to document and illustrate your design proposals.

This industry requires creativity and the ability to work to a clients needs and guidelines. This course may lead you to being self employed, or to work in house for a design and decoration consultancy, retail store or shop fitters.

Your Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration prepares you for roles such as:

  • Interior Designer 
  • Interior Decorator
  • Colour Consultant
  • Interior Stylist

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a self employed interior decorator, colour consultant or interior stylist, or in house interior decorator for design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishing and fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of retail stores or shop fitters.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

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Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 6
Duration

Two years (4 semesters) full time.

How Full-Time
When

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a self employed interior decorator, colour consultant or interior stylist, or in house interior decorator for design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishing and fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of retail stores or shop fitters.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Decorate residential interiors MSFID4002 WI520
Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects MSFID4011 WI529
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief BSBDES502 AUM32
Evaluate site for interior design brief MSFID5003 WI532
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms BSBDES302 AUJ90
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms BSBDES303 AUI55
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 AWC13
Produce drawings to communicate ideas CUAACD301 AWK35
Produce technical drawings CUAACD303 AWK33
Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces MSFID4001 WI519

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assess interior light and recommend light fittings MSFID4008 WI526
Design for people with disabilities and the elderly MSFID5008 WI537
Design interiors for hospitality environments MSFID6004 WI548
Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site MSFID5002 WI531
Develop and refine illustrative work CUAILL401 AWI78
Generate design solutions BSBDES401 AUJ94
Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors MSFID4007 WI525
Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT501 AUI70
Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software CPCPCM4013A WF849
Provide interior styling service MSFID5010 WI539
Refine drawing and other visual representation tools CUAACD501 AWK27
Research and design sustainable objects MEM19030A S7582
Research and recommend furniture and accessories MSFID4004 WI522
Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors MSFID4006 WI524
Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors MSFID4005 WI523
Research architectural styles and movements MSFID4009 WI527
Research interior decoration and design influences MSFID4010 WI528
Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution MSFID5011 WI540
Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects MSFID5014 WI543

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

or

International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

 

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