Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration (MSF50213)
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North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The online Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration (MSF50213) course, offered by North Coast TAFE via Open Colleges, will provide you with the creative, technical and conceptual skills to launch your career as an interior designer.
Designed in consultation with industry experts, the course covers a comprehensive range of content, including space creation, space planning and creating environments for living and working. Students also receive an education in environmentally sustainable practices, as well as how to treat heritage sites. The course structure is such that students graduate with a diverse portfolio incorporating residential, commercial, heritage, restoration and accessible spaces.
In order to be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Have completed year 10, or equivalent; OR
Have completed a certificate II or higher; OR
Have at least two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
Areas of study
In this design course, the subjects you will study include:
BSBDES302A - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUVACD303A - Produce technical drawings
MSFID4009 - Research architectural styles and movements
BSBDES303A - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBCRT501A - Originate and develop concepts
CUVACD301A - Produce drawings to communicate ideas
MSFID5010 - Provide interior styling service
BSBDES301A - Explore the use of colour
MSFID4002 - Decorate residential interiors
MSFID4001 - Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
MSFID3001 - Source and specify decoration products
MSFID4004 - Research and recommend furniture and accessories
MSFID4005 - Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
BSBDES401A - Generate design solutions
MSFID4011 - Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
MSAENV272B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBSMB405B - Monitor and manage small business operations
MSFID4007 - Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors
MSFID4006 - Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
MSFID4003 - Prepare a materials board for client presentation
MSFID5014 - Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects
SIRRMER512 - Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations
BSBDES502A - Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
MSFID5003 - Evaluate site for interior design brief
MSFID5002 - Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site
CPCCBC4037A - Prepare drawings for heritage works
MSFID5015 - Decorate interiors for restoration projects
MSFID4008 - Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
CUVPRP503A - Present a body of own creative work
How can Open Colleges help you? Find out more here.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration (MSF50213) from North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010).
The interior design and decoration industry is experiencing steady growth, and accordingly, obtaining this online diploma will present you with a raft of employment opportunities. The project management component of this course will also hold you in good stead to launch your own small business, or pursue personal interest projects.
Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:
Pay in weekly instalments
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Pay just $116.53 per week with a $100 deposit
Pay $6,792 upfront and save 20%
You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.