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Interior Design

Studying an interior design qualification will open the doors to a satisfying career turning indoor spaces into vibrant areas of work, play or rest. At North Metropolitan TAFE, you will use modern equipment and software such as CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and learn the latest industry techniques and processes.

Our courses will give you the practical skills and knowledge to plan and execute creative design and spatial solutions tailored to commercial or residential clients’ needs. You will also gain extensive knowledge of material applications and their costs, whilst learning interior design theories, practices and principles.

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA.
These qualifications are listed as a DIA recognised course on their website.

Diploma of Interior Design   MSF50218 | BEC5
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design   MSF60118 | BED2

 

Shine 2021

This is your chance to see the best of our talented final year interior design students for 2021 from NMTAFE studies in art and design. Here are just a few examples.

Kookai Koko-Obara
Luxury retail space, 2021

Vanessa Ockens
Bathroom design, 2021

Follow these links for a comprehensive collection of student and staff work.

Course list

National ID: CUA30720
State ID: BGV6
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Start designing your creative career

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts and you'll have a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as interior design or product design.

Start designing your creative career

This qualification is designed for those who are not yet certain which Design pathway to follow and it provides a foundation for graphic and product design, and you'll then be able to further your studies in either discipline. 

The course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts within these areas. You will learn how to evaluate design solutions and to communicate ideas effectively using design terminology and a wide variety of visual presentation techniques, materials and technologies. 

The course is delivered over a six-month period and covers areas such as 2D design principles and processes, the creation of basic 3D models using digital and traditional methods, colour theory, drawing, and designing and creating business documents using Adobe design software. 

Completing this course gives you a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as graphic design, product design or interior design. 

Certificate III
National ID: MSF60118
State ID: BED2
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Find creative and technical solutions for built interior environments

You will work on design projects taking into account aesthetics, functionality, space planning, construction, materials and finishes to meet a client's needs and brief. You will learn to adapt global design trends and technical innovations, while developing industry contacts.

It's what's on the inside that counts

This qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge to find creative and technical solutions for built interior environments.

Interior design includes planning and detailing complex residential, hospitality, retail, commercial and institutional design projects with an emphasis on space creation and spatial planning. Interior designers consider aesthetics, function, branding, manufacturing, marketability and construction of interior spaces, including materials and sustainable environments and special needs for the benefit of the user.

You will learn to adapt to global design trends and technical innovations while developing contacts with interiors sources, products, and suppliers.

    Graduates may work as interior designers for interior design and architectural practices or become self-employed design consultants. And employment opportunities are good in the commercial sector including interior decoration work in office-fit outs for large businesses.

    The Advanced Diploma of Interior Design is a great precursor to further study at University. With a higher qualification, you can improve your earning potential and employment prospects.

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    North Metropolitan TAFE is an "Educational Member" of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). This qualification is listed as a DIA recognised course(opens in a new tab) .
      
    Advanced Diploma
    National ID: MSF50218
    State ID: BEC5
    Industry Creative Industries

    Diploma of Interior Design

    Develop spatial planning skills to design residential and commercial interiors

    This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to develop a range of decoration and design services and provide interior design advice. You will be working on simulated live projects and have opportunities to participate in industry visits and enter competitions.

    It's what's on the inside that counts

    The Diploma of Interior Design will give you an understanding of the nature of environmental space and spatial ambience, with the ability to manipulate the relationship of spaces, objects and products within the surrounding space. You'll 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.

    You 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.

    As a graduate, you 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.

    This course in only offered in Semester 1 each year.

    DIA logo(opens in a new tab)

    North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). This qualification is listed as a recognised course on the DIA website(opens in a new tab) .

    Diploma
    National ID: SC
    State ID: SC-PID-V2382
    Industry Creative Industries

    REVIT for Interior Design

    Create plans and set up documentation drawings using REVIT

    This short course is aimed at interior designers/decorators who would like to use REVIT software for documentation.

    Create plans and set up documentation drawings using REVIT

    This short course is aimed at any interior designer or decorator who would like to use REVIT software for documentation purposes. You will learn to set up documentation drawings and create plans and sections.

    Short course
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