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.
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
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
Confidence to launch your own interior design business
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Interior designer or decorator, Interior stylist, Colour stylist, Texture specialist, Council design worker and Residential interior designer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Interior Design does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Interior Design does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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