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  • MSF50213
  • 083415A 

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

At a glance

At a glance

Enrich your career in design with this advanced-level course that will give you the skills to become an interior decorator, designer or drafter.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Interior Drafter
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Designer
COURSE OUTCOME

MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

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Course overview

Course overview

Upgrade your career in design with this advanced-level qualification that will give you the specialised skills you need to become an interior decorator. The interior-design industry is growing with up to 25,000 job openings expected in the next five years.

You will gain experience and knowledge in producing technical drawings; creating 3D digital models; designing and decorating residential interiors; and establishing, negotiating and refining a design brief. Our teaching staff are the best in the business and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for the future of the industry.

Successful completion of this course will give you the specialised skills to become a qualified interior decorator, designer or drafter. It will also give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further studies in your field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 19 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBDES302
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES303
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBDES502
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
CUAACD301
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAACD303
Produce technical drawings
MSFID4001
Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
MSFID4002
Decorate residential interiors
MSFID4011
Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
MSFID5003
Evaluate site for interior design brief
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCMM401
Make a presentation
BSBCRT401
Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBDES304
Source and apply design industry knowledge
BSBDES304
Source and apply design industry knowledge
BSBDES305
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
BSBDES401
Generate design solutions
BSBWOR204
Use business technology
CPCCBC4012B
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPPBDN5016A
Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs
CUAACD302
Produce computer-aided drawings
CUAANM303
Create 3D digital models
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUAILL401
Research and apply techniques for illustrative work
MEM16006A
Organise and communicate information
MSFDN4001
Produce drawings from design concepts
MSFFDT4012
Research furniture styles and movements
MSFID3001
Source and specify decoration products
MSFID4003
Prepare a materials board for client presentation
MSFID4004
Research and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4005
Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
MSFID4006
Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSFID4007
Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors
MSFID4008
Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
MSFID5001
Design residential interiors
MSFID5002
Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site
MSFID5004
Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces
MSFID5009
Research and recommend colour and applied finishes
MSFID5013
Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors
MSFID5014
Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects
MSMWHS200
Work safely
SIRRMER512
Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

It is recommended that you meet one of the following requirements -

  • successful completion of at least Year 12, Certificate IV or equivalent; or
  • be of mature-age

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12
  • Highly Recommended: Sound achievement in Year 12 Mathematics

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You must also have access to a CAD or gaming quality computer. 

Windows machines are ideal as Autodesk programs are not available native to Mac machines. A dual boot system may be used, but there are known issues and no technical support offered for this by TAFE Queensland. Autodesk programs (Revit and AutoCad) can be downloaded for free as educational version. Required Adobe programs and Sketchup may be available on campus, but it is recommended that you purchase your own copies to assist in completion of project and assessment work. More information will be supplied after enrolment or during orientation.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Students need to bring basic stationery supplies i.e. pencils, ruler and eraser and a USB memory stick.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland