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3 Years


As an interior designer, you will use your knowledge of how people interact with spaces to create unique and innovative designs. You will combine your skills in concept creation and project management to design spaces that are functional, beautiful, and tailored to the needs of the people who will use them.

In the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Interior Design, you will build your creative and technical skills in modern digital design and gain confidence in bringing your design projects to life using cutting-edge tools and techniques.

Graduate ready to work in a diverse range of workplaces. Whether you work as a consultant in an interior design business, an architecture firm or an interior design department of a property development firm, there are many places to flourish in this booming industry.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Design innovative interiors by applying creative methods, taking creative risks and reflecting on your work and ideas
  • Work collaboratively in a professional design office as an interior designer, developing and communicating your ideas effectively
  • Interpret design briefs to meet client needs and ensure your designs are creative, relevant and fit for purpose
  • Formulate ethical and environmentally responsible design approaches that improve social connection, cultural inclusion, accessibility and more
  • Use Computer Aided Design (CAD) and three-dimensional Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to visually communicate interior design plans

Course Outcomes:
Develop professional skills for your career:

  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree
  • A professional portfolio of work that showcases your interior design skills and knowledge
  • Professional networking opportunities through work placement
  • Eligibility to be admitted to the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) at the Associate Member level
  • The ability to coordinate, design and manage interior design projects from scoping and planning in the pre-implementation stage, all the way through to completion

Professional Experience Work Placement

  • Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace. Work placement is a valuable part of your course.
  • During your course, you'll undertake 70 hours of mandatory work placement.
  • TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement with a suitable industry employer.


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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


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 1
  • IDSTU101A - Studio 1 Identity
  • IDSTU102A - Visual communication 2
  • IDSTU103A - Materials and surface
  • DEDES105A - Design processes
  • DEDES104A - Visual communication 1
  • DEDES102A - Materiality
  • DEDES101A - Visual thinking
  • DEDES103A - Design and culture
  • Year 2
  • IDSTU206A - Spatial design
  • DEDES201A - Design and ideas
  • IDSTU203A - Visual communication 3
  • IDSTU205A - Studio 3 Culture
  • IDSTU201A - Studio 2 Responsibility
  • IDSTU202A - Construction and detailing
  • Year 3
  • DEDES303A - Professional Practice
  • IDSTU303A - Design proposal
  • IDSTU301A - Studio 4 Value
  • DEDES301A - Global studies
  • IDSTU304A - Digital environments
  • IDSTU305A - Studio 5 Relevance
  • IDSTU302A - Building systems and technology
  • IDPFL301A - Interior design internship
  • Year 2
  • IDRET202A - Retail and branded environments
  • IDWKF201A - Workplace futures
  • DESUS201A - Design for sustainability


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


Graduates of the Diploma of Interior Design will receive 1 year credit towards the Bachelor of Interior Design. These credits will reduce the Bachelor of Interior Design to a 2 year duration.


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.