Courses

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

MSF50213

Become the architect of a colourful career with a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. Use your interior design skills to place you into the world of residential and commercial interior design. Work for large corporate clients and prestigious customers and unleash your creative flair into their world.

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Thrive in a profession that values cutting-edge design

The interior design industry is booming as people look to make their domestic and commercial spaces aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. You will thrive in this profession if you have a great eye for detail and like to stamp your own design on home and business restoration and refitting.

Industry connections and resources

Our knowledgeable and industry-experienced staff focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure you are industry ready and confident when you complete the course.

We have a variety of excellent industry contacts and affiliations, including the Design Institute of Australia, various industry partners, and a range of retailers, designers and decorators, ensuring that you have the best start towards developing your career in this exciting industry.

Employment outcomes

Possible career outcomes on completion of the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, include:

  • self-employed interior designer or decorator
  • interior decoration or design consultant
  • architectural assistant
  • interiors retail consultant
  • colour, furnishing or lighting consultant

Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course by completing projects, assignments, and written and oral questioning.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information on the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Please note: Fees for international students remain the same if standard or fast track option selected.

Local Students

Code

MSF50213

VTAC Code

Epping 6900268484
Prahran 6900868484
Preston 6900668484

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 months
International: Standard: 24 months, Fast Track: 18 months. (Students who have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration are eligible for credit which will allow the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration to be completed in 12 months)

Part-time: available
flexible over one night a week and one day

Class Schedule: *

Up to 3 days a week.

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Fees

Eligible:$8050
Ineligible:$19400
Materials:$302

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Projects, assignments, presentations, tests, written and oral questions

Materials

The teaching department will provide lists of required materials, books and timetables at course induction or class enrolment

Entrance Requirements

There are no requirements to gain entry into this course. For more information, we encourage you to attend one of our Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this course may seek entry and advanced standing into university degree courses in interior design or architecture, for example a Bachelor of Interior Design

Career Pathways

Interior decoration is a qualification that creates an exciting range of careers in many settings, including:
  • self-employed Interior Designer or Decorator
  • interior Decoration or Design consultant
  • architectural assistant
  • interiors retail consultant
  • colour, furnishing or lighting consultant

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

MSF50213

CRICOS Code

084395C

Campuses

PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Duration

Full-time: 18 months
International: Standard: 24 months, Fast Track: 18 months. (Students who have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration are eligible for credit which will allow the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration to be completed in 12 months)

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6200
  • Tuition fees per year: $12400
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other: Entry to the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration is subject to completion of the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration.

Assessment Methods

Projects, assignments, presentations, tests, written and oral questions

Materials

Lists of required materials, books or timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this course may seek entry and advanced standing into university degree courses in interior design or architecture, for example a Bachelor of Interior Design

Career Pathways

Interior decoration is a qualification that creates an exciting range of careers in many settings, including:
  • self-employed Interior Designer or Decorator
  • interior Decoration or Design consultant
  • architectural assistant
  • interiors retail consultant
  • colour, furnishing or lighting consultant

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBDES302 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS 50
BSBDES303 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS 50
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design 65
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions 60
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 65
BSBDES602 Research global design trends 30
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 60
CPCCOHS1001A WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 6
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings 50
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings 50
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice 55
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models 75
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services 30
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces 80
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors 80
MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation 20
MSFID4004 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES 36
MSFID4005 Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors 50
MSFID4006 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND HARD MATERIALS AND FINISHES FOR INTERIORS 54
MSFID4007 Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors 54
MSFID4008 ASSESS INTERIOR LIGHT AND RECOMMEND LIGHT FITTINGS 36
MSFID4011 Determine work health safety (whs) implications of interior effects 10
MSFID5002 Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site 108
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for a design brief 40
MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces 72
MSFID5010 Provide interior styling service 72
MSFID5013 Design for small to medium commercial or institutional interiors 108
MSFID5014 Use cad applications to complete models and documentation for interiors 80
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.