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3 Years


This career-orientated higher education program combines both the practical and theory-based aspects of design. The Bachelor of Interior Design has been developed by experts with extensive interior design experience. It emphasizes design in the real world.

This three-year professional degree will prepare graduates for employment in the interior design industry in Australia and overseas.

This degree is delivered at the Design Centre Enmore, one of the best design schools in Australia. Our students and graduates regularly win national and international prizes and are employed at some of Australia's most successful design companies.

You will learn and apply the skills and knowledge required to function as an effective creative design practitioner. You will learn how to:

  • generate innovative and original interior design concepts
  • identify and explore the spatial, structural and material elements of interior environments
  • develop an understanding of the interaction between people and spaces
  • develop strong project management and business development skills
  • produce creative contemporary designs taking into account historical, socioeconomic, political, and environmental influences
  • solve problems creatively, be imaginative, think laterally
  • apply colour to interiors, select furniture, choose fixtures
  • use 3D graphic software to communicate visually
  • use effective leadership skills to manage others
  • allocate work and provide support and constructive feedback
  • develop business planning and financial management skills

Work Placement Requirements: Students are required to complete a total of 70 work placement hours as part of this degree. Students will work with the host employer to determine work placement hours which could be a period of 7 hours per day over 10 days or a block of 2 weeks or one day per week over 10 weeks.

It is recommended that students identify host employers to undertake their work placement. However, our experienced teachers can also assist you in finding this placement to complete these hours successfully.

During the final year of study, students will undertake an internship in a professional interior design practice. This internship will account for a single subject in assessment and is a compulsory subject.

In certain agreed circumstances, where students are already working in the industry, or a suitable internship cannot be found, one (previously unselected) elective may be chosen from DSEL201A Design for sustainability, DSEL202A Total experience design, and IDEL203A Lighting interior environments, as an alternative.

This degree has been developed to ensure you develop technical familiarity with all aspects of interior design. There are also 10 core subjects that are fundamental to all aspects of creative design. You will also be able to select electives from other design disciplines.

Each subject equates to 10 credit points. Students require a total of 240 credit points to complete the qualification.


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When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or equivalent

Additional Requirement:
  • Portfolio of 8-12 examples of artworks
  • Submission of a portfolio, design or written task. Download document

    From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

    Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Design Centre Enmore Feb A$62,880
    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Design Centre Enmore Feb A$62,880


    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

    Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

    • Year One - DCOR101A Design: Visual Thinking
    • Year One - DCOR102A Materials and Technology
    • Year One - DCOR103A Design and Culture
    • Year One - DCOR104A Design: Visual Communication
    • Year One - DCOR105A Introducing Design Processes
    • Year One - IDST101A Interior Environments: Studio 1
    • Year One - IDST102A Interior Design: Visual Communication
    • Year One - IDST103A Interior Design: Materials, Finishes and Colour
    • Year Two - IDST201A Interior Environments: Studio 2
    • Year Two - IDST203A Interior Design: Digital Visualisations
    • Year Two - DCOR202A Design and Ideas
    • Year Two - IDST204A Interior Design Modelling
    • Year Two - DCOR201A Design Professional Practice
    • Year Two - IDST202A Interior Design: Construction and Detailing
    • Year Three - IDST301A Interior Environments: Studio 4
    • Year Three - IDST302A Interior Design: Building Systems and Technology
    • Year Three - IDST303A Design Proposal: Major Project
    • Year Three - DCOR303A Design Industry Internship
    • Year Three - DCOR301A Design: Global Studies
    • Year Three - DCOR302A Design Management
    • Year Three - IDST304A Interior Design: Digital Environments
    • Year Three - IDST305A Interior Environments: Studio 5, Major Project


    From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


    Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.