Develop the skills to pursue a career in interior design. Build your creative and technical abilities as you learn design principles, space planning and material selection to help create functional, aesthetic and sustainable interior spaces.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Design residential interiors and lighting
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects
Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior spaces
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A portfolio of work to show potential employers
Opportunities to showcase designs in a graduate exhibition
A sound understanding of industry-specific software
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Current enrolment or completion of the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration as evidenced by a copy of your transcript, certificate or enrolment letter, or
Current enrolment or completion of the following units of competency: CUADES302, CUADES303 and MSFID4016. This can be evidenced by a copy of your transcript, certificate or enrolment letter.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong interest in interior design
Digital literacy and access to a computer and reliable internet connection
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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 and interior stylist.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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.
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
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