National code: MSF50218

Diploma of Interior Design

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Overview About this course

Unleash your creative side and learn how to create captivating interior designs. Refine your design talents, build your business skills, and become a creative force in an industry where innovative designers are in high demand.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Digitally design, illustrate and construct spaces

  • Experiment with textures and surfaces

  • Prepare detailed client presentations

  • Collaborate with builders, architects and service contractors

  • Develop a detailed understanding of colour

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience working with clients to meet briefs, receive feedback and rectify designs to meet final product expectations

  • Exposure to builders, architects and contractors, meeting council regulations and rules, budget requirements, and project documentation standards

  • A sound understanding of industry-specific software

  • Technical skills

  • Confidence to launch your own interior design business

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Completed the Certificate IV in Design or Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

  • A passion for advocating architectural significance in the community

  • An interest in designing residential and commercial environments

  • A critical and creative eye

  • Excellent communication skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Interior designer or decorator, Interior stylist, Colour stylist, Texture specialist, Council design worker and Residential interior designer

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

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The Diploma of Interior Design does not have any post-graduate courses.

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The Diploma of Interior Design does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Interior Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 27 Units of competency, including 10 core and 17 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Develop residential interior design project documentation MSFID5025

  • Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs MSFID5021

  • Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space MSFID5022

  • Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects MSFID4014

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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