Offering Info

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20501V02-22DCE-177

Location – Design Centre Enmore

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

14 Feb 2022

Study Commitment

20 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

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

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.
    Further details about these requirements will be provided when you submit your application.
    Note: If you have completed, or are currently enrolled in, one of the following courses at TAFE NSW, you do not need to submit the additional requirements described above:
  • Certificate IV in Design or
  • Certificate IV in Interor Decoration or
  • Diiploma of Interior Design

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.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 06:00pm to 07:30pm Design Centre enmore, Buildning D, Exhibition Space
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 06:00pm to 07:30pm Design Centre enmore, Buildning D, Exhibition Space
Wednesday 8 December 2021 06:00pm to 07:30pm Design Centre enmore, Buildning D, Exhibition Space

This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 90 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00am to 05:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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 eligible 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. For further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional resource and/or field trip fees to undertake this course. Students may also be required to purchase textbooks for each subject they are enrolled in.

Instalment payment options are available for this course. Learn about TAFE NSW Fees.

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP student loan to allow you to study this course now and pay later. Find out more about Help with Fees.

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about TAFE NSW Recognition.

Select Apply to complete your application. The course coordinator will contact you to outline any further application requirements.

Core Units
Number Title
IDSTU302A Building systems and technology
DEDES103A Design and culture
DEDES302A Design management
DEDES105A Design processes
IDSTU303A Design proposal
IDSTU304A Digital environments
DEDES301A Global studies
IDPFL301A Interior design internship
DEDES102A Materiality
IDSTU103A Materials and surface
IDSTU101A Studio 1 - Identity
IDSTU301A Studio 4 - Value
IDSTU305A Studio 5 - Relevance
DEDES104A Visual communication 1
IDSTU102A Visual communication 2
DEDES101A Visual thinking
Elective Units
Number Title
IDSTU202A Construction and detailing
DEDES201A Design and ideas
IDRET201A Retail design
IDSTU204A Spatial modelling
IDSTU201A Studio 2 - Responsibility
IDSTU205A Studio 3 - Culture
IDSTU203A Visual communication 3
IDWKF201A Workplace futures

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.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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