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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
National Course Code: MSF50213
TAFE NSW Course Number: MSF50213-01V04
Nepean College, Kingswood Campus
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This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform design and decoration advice for building interiors. Design and decoration at this level covers the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of residential and commercial or institutional interior spaces, working with a client brief and within project parameters. It may also include specialist design areas, such as facilities for people with disabilities and the aged. Vocational outcomes include:
- self-employment as an interior decorator, colour consultant or interior stylist
- in-house interior designer or decorator for design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers, furnishing departments of retail stores or shop fitters.
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 Work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.
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 section's college computers with appropriate software are available for use during class time and between 9 am and 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.
This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge covering furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation to meet the purpose, efficiency and comfort of the space and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. It covers a detailed understanding of the application and effect of colour and pattern in interior space and the application of historic furnishing styles and their relationship to architectural periods and heritage projects to provide a full range of decoration services, consultation and design advice, including:
- researching and analysing the client's goals and requirements
- planning, arranging and styling the space, and preparing detailed client presentations
- selecting and specifying colour schemes, furniture, fabrics and fixtures, including layouts and detailed specifications
- preparing design documentation for specialty floor coverings, fabrics and wall finishes
- working with builders, architects and service contractors to advise on changes to the interior structure
- producing documentation for shop fitters, cabinet makers, furniture suppliers and materials suppliers
- preparing documentation for power and communications locations, reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs that reflect an understanding of basic building protocols
- providing contract documentation for the pricing, procurement and installation of materials and furniture
- organising the purchasing of materials, accessories, artwork and furnishings
- contracting and supervising tradespeople required to implement a project.
Interior decorator, colour consultant, interior stylist, in house interior designer or decorator
||Originate and develop concepts
||Undertake project work
||Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
||Research interior decoration and design influences
||Research and recommend colour and applied finishes
||Generate design solutions
||Create visual design components
||Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
||Design interior lighting
||Create and implement exhibition space
||Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
||Develop and refine illustrative work
||Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
||Decorate for events
||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
||Produce computer-aided drawings
||Prepare a materials board for client presentation
||Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site
||Research and recommend artwork
||Source and apply design industry knowledge
||Produce technical drawings
||Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
||Evaluate site for interior design brief
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
||Produce drawings to communicate ideas
||Decorate residential interiors
||Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
||Provide interior styling service
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 www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.
The indicative cost of this course is $5,750.
|Code||Name||Start Date||End Date||Census Date||Amount|
|18NEP00672||Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration-UOS1||30 Jul 2018||28 Sep 2018||3 Sep 2018||$1,438|
|18NEP00675||Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration-UOS2||15 Oct 2018||7 Dec 2018||5 Nov 2018||$1,438|
|19NEP00208||Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration-UOS3||4 Feb 2019||12 Apr 2019||4 Mar 2019||$1,438|
|19NEP00211||Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration-UOS4||29 Apr 2019||21 Jun 2019||3 Jun 2019||$1,436|
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
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 course fee. 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: 25 Jul 2018
Full Time: 18 hours per week x 36 Weeks
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm, six hours per day. (Note: subject to change.)
To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.
You will also need to attend a compulsory information sess to confirm your suitability for this course.
Please attend one of the Information sessions held on
Monday, 25 June 2018 OR Monday, 2 July 2018 at 10 am
TAFE NSW Nepean (Kingswood)
Building T Auditorium (via gate 2)
12-44 O'Connell St
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 www.usi.gov.au .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.
18NEP-201 S:25/7/2018 E:21/6/2019 D:420
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