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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

National ID: MSF50213 | State ID: J744

 

Interior designers and decorators need to be creative, imaginative and artistic.  They also need to be disciplined, organised and skilled business people in order to be successful.  The programs in Interior Design and Interior Decoration offer students an understanding of the nature of environmental space and spatial ambience, with an ability to manipulate the relationship of spaces, objects and products within the surrounding space.

Students will develop the ability to approach a variety of design problems with creativity, a high level of competence and sensitivity to the requirements of the design brief.

This two-year qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to develop a range of decoration and design services and provide interior design advice. Design projects enable the development of spatial planning skills to design some residential, commercial and institutional interiors. Developing and responding to client briefs, specifying FF&E (furniture, finishes and equipment) colours, lighting, hard and soft materials, fixtures and furniture, as well as skills in design spatial planning. Hand drawing skills, Auto CAD applications and specifying are all required to document and illustrate design proposals and develop a design practice.
Students will be working on simulated live projects with many different briefs from a wide range of industry disciplines. There are also opportunities to participate in industry visits and enter competitions that also engages with industry. From this students will be well prepared to enter into the workforce as a design consultant or continue to the Advanced Diploma to develop high level skills as interior designers.

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North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA. This qualification is listed as a DIA recognised course on their website.

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

  • Interior Decorator
  • Colour Consultant
  • Interior Stylist

Job opportunities may also be available working as a colour and decoration consultant within building related industries such as product showrooms, decoration firms and design offices.

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

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
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Where Northbridge Building 6
Duration

Two years (4 semesters) full time.

HowFull-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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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.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Decorate residential interiorsMSFID4002WI520
Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effectsMSFID4011WI529
Establish, negotiate and refine a design briefBSBDES502AUM32
Evaluate site for interior design briefMSFID5003WI532
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D formsBSBDES302AUJ90
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D formsBSBDES303AUI55
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesMSMENV272AWC13
Produce drawings to communicate ideasCUAACD301AWK35
Produce technical drawingsCUAACD303AWK33
Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spacesMSFID4001WI519
Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assess interior light and recommend light fittingsMSFID4008WI526
Design for people with disabilities and the elderlyMSFID5008WI537
Design interiors for hospitality environmentsMSFID6004WI548
Develop a decoration proposal for a complex siteMSFID5002WI531
Develop and refine illustrative workCUAILL401AWI78
Generate design solutionsBSBDES401AUJ94
Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiorsMSFID4007WI525
Originate and develop conceptsBSBCRT501AUI70
Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD softwareCPCPCM4013AWF849
Provide interior styling serviceMSFID5010WI539
Refine drawing and other visual representation toolsCUAACD501AWK27
Research and design sustainable objectsMEM19030AS7582
Research and recommend furniture and accessoriesMSFID4004WI522
Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiorsMSFID4006WI524
Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiorsMSFID4005WI523
Research architectural styles and movementsMSFID4009WI527
Research interior decoration and design influencesMSFID4010WI528
Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solutionMSFID5011WI540
Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projectsMSFID5014WI543
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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

Entrance Requirements

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

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

Entrance Requirements

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

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