18 months full time / available part time
18 months full time / available part time
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Interior Design can let you turn your eye for interiors into a stylish and rewarding career. Designing and decorating a space is essential in this age of social media shares and mass production hacks, and the interior design industry is growing rapidly. Job opportunities in interior design have almost doubled since 2014. If you have an eye for detail and a taste for trends, you could use this qualification to establish your own interior design business or provide design consulting for high-end commercial and domestic clients.
You’ll learn the core principles and techniques needed to start your career in interior design, including how to research and use CAD design, analyse and apply colour, visual design practice and media techniques. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Interior Design students have the opportunity for large design and decorating projects, as well as units of real interior design consultancy for real clients. You’ll be taught by our qualified and experienced design teachers, who have consulted with a variety of excellent industry contacts and affiliations, including the Design Institute of Australia, Design Matters (BDAV) and a range of retailers, designers and decorators, ensuring that everything you learn is timeless or on trend. Melbourne Polytechnic provides their interior design students with real world experience before they graduate, including the opportunity for internships with our industry partners and associates, student-run stalls at the Melbourne Home Show and annual interior design competitions, so you can enter the industry job ready with an active portfolio.
Interior design qualifications can lead to an exciting range of careers in commercial and domestic settings. Aside from running your own interior design consultancy or business, you might become a colour, furnishing or lighting consultant, an interior stylist, a decoration consultant or even move into the world of sales or assisting architects.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Units are assessed in a variety of ways including tests, practical exercises, online assessment, case studies, demonstrations, observation or assignments.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBDES302||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS||Core||50|
|BSBDES303||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS||Core||50|
|BSBDES502||ESTABLISH, NEGOTIATE AND REFINE A DESIGN BRIEF||Core||65|
|BSBSMB420||Evaluate and develop small business operations||Core||45|
|CUAACD301||PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS||Core||80|
|CUAACD302||PRODUCE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAWINGS||Core||50|
|CUAACD303||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||Core||50|
|CUADIG303||Produce and prepare photo images||Core||20|
|MSFGN4001||Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements||Core||25|
|MSFID4012||Decorate Residential Interiors||Core||80|
|MSFID4013||Design residential interior lighting||Core||40|
|MSFID4014||Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects||Core||80|
|MSFID4015||Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation||Core||20|
|MSFID4016||Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces||Core||85|
|MSFID4017||Research and recommend furniture and accessories||Core||36|
|MSFID4018||Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors||Core||54|
|MSFID4019||Research interior decoration and design influences||Core||40|
|MSFID4020||Research and integrate embedded technologies in interior design||Core||40|
|MSFID4021||Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces||Core||60|
|MSFID5016||Develop decoration proposals for complex sites||Core||108|
|MSFID5020||Design residential interiors||Core||108|
|MSFID5021||Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs||Core||40|
|MSFID5022||Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space||Core||60|
|MSFID5023||Design for all ages and abilities||Core||108|
|MSFID5024||Design workplace interiors||Core||108|
|MSFID5025||Develop residential interior design project documentation||Core||60|
|MSFID5028||Research and recommend artwork||Core||36|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$ 9100||$21400|
|Maximum annual amenities||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$ 9350||$21650|
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Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
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