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Course code: HE20501

Locations: Design Centre, Enmore

Duration: 3 years full-time or part time equivalent

Course load: You must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points.

Next intake:

  • Classes commence 15 February 2021
  • First round applications close 27 November 2020
  • Second round applications will open on 30 November and close 29 January 2021 subject to availability of places

At a glance:

  • The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English.
  • The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • You will learn how to create innovative, original interior design concepts by exploring the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments. Graduates will have the ability to manage complex projects from initial concept through to a successful detailed solution, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between interior spaces and the people who use them.

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) you must have at least ONE of the following entry requirements:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

You must also:

  • This course requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short written piece and a portfolio of art and design work to demonstrate your creative talent. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry into this course, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application.

Please note:

  • You do NOT require an ATAR for entry into this course
  • If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage

In 2021 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $2,150 per subject (a total of $51,600 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website.

*Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

If you have extensive relevant and current industry experience or you’ve recently completed studies in a related field, you may be eligible for exemptions from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design).

Courses for which recognition will be granted include, but are not limited to, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications in interior design, construction, graphic design and creative arts.

Talk to your course coordinator to see if you’re eligible. You are required to attend class until you are advised that your application for RPL has been successful.

Note: Your application for RPL will assess your prior learning against the outcomes of this course. RPL is only granted against full subjects. Partial RPL will not be granted.

Study pattern

Full-time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course

Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to essays, reports, practical projects, online discussion posts, process diaries, presentations, and examinations.

Subjects

You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information including tuition fees go to the TAFE NSW International website.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

Industry Connections

This is a Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Recognised course which means you can be assured it meets industry standards. Students and graduates are automatically eligible to be DIA members.

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