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Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

National Course Code: MSF60113

TAFE NSW Course Number: MSF60113-01V03

Nepean College, Kingswood Campus

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
6 Feb 2019


36 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Indicative Cost: $26,930

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This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for creative and technical solutions for built interior environments. Interior design at this level covers the planning and detailing of complex residential, commercial and institutional design projects with an emphasis on space creation, space planning and the factors that affect peoples' responses to living and working environments. It may also include specialist design areas, such as facilities for people with disabilities, institutional design, exhibitions, the aged and adaptive re-use projects. Vocational outcomes include interior designers for interior design and architectural practices, self-employed design consultants, design project administrators and design managers. Work involves using a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to either varied or highly specified functions. Accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving outcomes is involved.

This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge for interior design processes which follow a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process, and knowledge of the principles of interior design and building technologies. Designs must meet the purpose, efficiency, comfort, safety and aesthetic requirements of interior spaces, adhere to regulatory requirements and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Work may require access to construction sites and require construction induction training and certification covered by the unit CPCCOHS1001A

As a condition of entry into this course we ask that all students have access to a computer or laptop with appropriate software required to complete the assessment events. Your teacher will outline the software specifications within the first week of class.

If you do not have this access the sections college computers with appropriate software are available for use during class time and between 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. The Library computers are also available to enrolled students between 8.30 am to 7 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8.30 am to 6 pm on Thursday.

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If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Work may require access to construction sites and require construction induction training and certification covered by the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.

BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings
MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation
MSFID5001 Design residential interiors
MSFID5007 Decorate for events
MSFID6001 Resolve complex spatial design problems through modelling
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
BSBDES601 Manage design realisation
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments
MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for interior design brief
MSFID5010 Provide interior styling service
MSFID6003 Design for large scale commercial or institutional interiors
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
MSFID4011 Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
MSFID5006 Design interior lighting
MSFID5014 Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
MSFID4010 Research interior decoration and design influences
MSFID5005 Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
MSFID5013 Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES602 Research global design trends
CUADIG304 Create visual design components
MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces
MSFID5012 Research and recommend artwork
MSFID6007 Select and instruct consultants and contractors
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings
MSFID4005 Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
MSFID5002 Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site
MSFID5009 Research and recommend colour and applied finishes
MSFID6002 Apply 3-D visualisation techniques to represent interior designs

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see for the full list of elective units available within this course.

The indicative cost of this course is $26,930.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEP00565Advanced Diploma of Interior Design-UOS16 Feb 201912 Apr 20194 Mar 2019$6,733
19NEP00566Advanced Diploma of Interior Design-UOS229 Apr 201921 Jun 20193 Jun 2019$6,733
19NEP00567Advanced Diploma of Interior Design-UOS322 Jul 201927 Sep 20195 Aug 2019$6,733
19NEP00568Advanced Diploma of Interior Design-UOS414 Oct 20196 Dec 20194 Nov 2019$6,731

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your fees. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 870.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 6 Feb 2019

Full Time: 18 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am for 6 hours each day (subject to change).

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

You will need to attend a compulsory information session to confirm your suitability for this course. Information sessions will be held on:
Monday, 12 November 2018 at 10 am
Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 10 am
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 10 am
Building T, Auditorium (via Gate 2)
12 - 44 O'Connell Street

At this session, teachers will assess your suitability for this course prior to commencement.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit .If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

19NEP-110 S:6/2/2019 E:6/12/2019

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