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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Become the architect of a colourful career with a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. Use your current interior design skills to place you into the world of 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

This course is the second year of a two-year interior design and decoration program that builds on the knowledge and skills attained through the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, with a particular focus on commercial interiors.

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, HBA and Associates for internships, 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 by email.

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: 9 months

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM
Tue - AM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

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

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$3800
Ineligible:$9200
Materials:$151

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

You should have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration to gain entry to 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. Work as
  • 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
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

MSF50213

CRICOS Code

084395C

Campuses

PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Duration

Full-time: 9 months

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

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6200
  • Tuition fees per year: $12400
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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. Work as
  • 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
  • Midyear
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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
BSBDES502A Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 65
BSBDES602 Research global design trends 30
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 60
CUFANM303A Create 3d digital models 75
MSFID5001 Design residential interiors 108
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for a design brief 40
MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces 72
MSFID5013 Design for small to medium commercial or institutional interiors 108
MSFID5014 Use cad applications to complete models and documentation for interiors 80
MSFID6009 Produce digital presentations for commercial projects 72

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.