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  • MSF50218
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Diploma of Interior Design

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 designer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Stylist
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MSF50218 Diploma of Interior Design

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Course overview

Course overview

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

Explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of 2D and 3D forms and use computer-aided design (CAD) applications to produce digital models for interior design projects. You'll learn how to work with a client to develop and negotiate a design brief, determine lighting requirements, create colour schemes, and formulate creative design solutions for interior residential spaces. 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 designer. 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 17 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
MSFID4013
Design residential interior lighting
MSFID4014
Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects
MSFID4016
Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
MSFID5020
Design residential interiors
MSFID5021
Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs
MSFID5022
Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
MSFID5025
Develop residential interior design project documentation

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAANM303
Create 3D digital models
CUAPPR503
Present a body of own creative work
MSFID5024
Design workplace interiors
MSFID5027
Research and recommend colour applications and finishes
BSBCRT401
Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBDES304
Source and apply design industry knowledge
BSBDES401
Generate design solutions
MSFFDT4012
Research furniture styles and movements
MSFID4012
Decorate residential interiors
MSFID4015
Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation
MSFID4017
Research and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4018
Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSFID4019
Research interior decoration and design influences
CUAACD302
Produce computer-aided drawings
CUAACD303
Produce technical drawings
MSFID4021
Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Gold Coast and Gold Coast International
BSBCMM401
Make a presentation
BSBDES501
Implement design solutions
BSBWOR204
Use business technology
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CUAACD302
Produce computer-aided drawings
CUAANM303
Create 3D digital models
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUAPPR503
Present a body of own creative work
MSFID4015
Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation
MSFID4017
Research and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4018
Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSFID4021
Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces
MSFID5016
Develop decoration proposals for complex sites
MSFID5018
Provide interior styling service
MSFID5024
Design workplace interiors
MSFID5027
Research and recommend colour applications and finishes
MSFKB4015
Research and recommend materials, components and finishes for kitchen designs

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

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 - View a list of all English Language tests 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. View 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

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.

You will also require access to personal stationery and an external hard drive (1TB), which may incur an additonal cost of approximately $200.

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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 may 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