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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. 

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CUA30715 AZN7 Design Fundamentals Certificate III On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
TAFEADM, AZN7, cua30715, D663, CUV30311, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000005, Graphic Design, G000004, Interior Design, G000010, Product Design, designer,

Start designing your career

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts. 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.

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

Gain these skills
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Produce creative work including visual design components and combining complex images
  • Apply and use colour
  • Use a creative design process to produce 2D and 3D forms
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity, imagination and artistic flair
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Good problem-solving skills

 

MSF60113 J752 Interior Design Advanced Diploma On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
TAFEADM, j752, msf60113, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000004, Interior Design, architect, architecture, design, designer, interiors, decorator, furnishing, fabrics, colour consultant, planning and detailing complex residential, hospitality, retail, commercial and institutional design projects, spatial planning, aesthetics, function, branding, manufacturing, marketability, interior spaces, interior designer

Its 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 global design trends and technical innovations, while developing contacts with interiors sources, products, and suppliers.

    Graduates may work as an interior designer 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 DIA. This qualification is listed as a DIA recognised course on their website.

    Gain these skills
    • Work on design projects
    • Consider aesthetics, functionality, under and client needs, space planning, construction, materials and finishes
    • Complete designs for commercial/institutional interiors
    • Create digital presentations
    • Research and keep up with current design trends
    • Develop sustainable designs
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Creativity, imagination and artistic flair
    • Ability to work to a client's needs and guidelines
    • Good communication and listening skill
    • Good colour sense and an eye for detail
    • An aptitude for illustration and technical drawing
    • An understanding of building construction
    MSF50213 J744 Interior Design and Decoration Diploma On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    TAFEADM, J744, MSF50213, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000004, Interior Design, creative, imaginative, artistic, spatial planning skills, residential, commercial, institutional interiors, furniture, finishes, equipment, colours, lighting, hard, soft materials, fixtures, Auto CAD, Interior Decorator, Colour Consultant, Interior Stylist

    It's what's on the inside that counts

    The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration 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.

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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.

    Gain these skills
    • Develop and respond to client briefs, specifying FF&E (furniture, finishes and equipment) colours, lighting, hard and soft materials, fixtures and furniture
    • Design spatial planning
    • Hand drawing skills
    • Auto CAD applications
    • Document and illustrate design proposals 
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Creativity, imagination and artistic flair
    • Good communication and listening skills
    • Good colour sense and an eye for detail
    • Discipline and good organisational skills
    • Flexibility and excellent problem-solving skills

     

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    Graphic Design is an art that combines visual communication and problem solving

    Our graphic design and printing and graphic arts programs simulate the real world, which means you will receive project briefs directly from clients with visual communication requirements. All units focus heavily on the practical nature of design and replicate a real design workplace by using Mac computers and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

    Studying fashion and textile design at North Metropolitan TAFE offers students a unique experience

    North Metropolitan TAFE’s fashion courses are the only courses in Western Australia that integrate both textile and garment design. Studios are exciting and creative spaces where skills are developed and practiced. Original design interpretations, lateral thinking and extensive research are encouraged.  You will learn an impressive skill set that will prepare you for work in the real world. 

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