Offering Info

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20501V02-20DCE-155

Location – Design Centre Enmore

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

17 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



3 Years

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is a three-year professional degree that prepares graduates for creative employment in the interior design industry in Australia and overseas. You will learn how to create innovative, original concepts for commercial interior design projects, explore the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments and develop a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between people and spaces.

You will develop the ability to think critically, work proactively and manage complex design projects from an initial concept through to a successful, detailed resolution. In your final year you will also complete a major project, specialising in an area of your own interest. You will also undertake an internship in a design practice, preparing you to enter the profession with confidence.

Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website
Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
- a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
- a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
- a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
- the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements all applicants are required to:
- submit a portfolio of design and art work, and
- submit a 500 word essay, and
- attend an interview.

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any one band. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.
INFORMATION SESSIONS: You are welcome to email the Course Coordinator at or and organise a day and time that suits you to come in for more information, to take a look around the college, meet teachers and ask questions about the course and industry.

For more detailed information about this course and to download the Course Information Brochure outlining the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course; visit Design (interior Design)

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18-20 hours per week, plus an additional 20 hours per week of independent study. Classes may be scheduled between 9.00am to 6.00pm, 2 to 4 days per week depending on the availablility of specialist staff and learning resources.

Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.

FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their tuition fees. Find out more Study Assist website

International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

Core Units
Number Title
DEDES103A Design and culture
DEDES102A Materiality
IDSTU103A Materials and surface
IDSTU101A Studio 1 - Identity
DEDES104A Visual communication 1
IDSTU102A Visual communication 2
DEDES101A Visual thinking
DEDES105A Design processes

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
Graduates will have the skills to work as an interior designer for interior design and architectural practices, a self-employed design consultant, design project administrator or design manager.

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Course Location

Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601

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