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Interior designers create spaces that people can enjoy, both for their pragmatic value and visual appeal. It’s these core skills and sensibilities that you’ll learn in the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. You’ll develop skills in 2D and 3D design (both manual and CAD), as well as the fine art of decorative design. The importance of colour, materials and finishes, interior construction techniques, furniture and fittings are explored, as well as what’s trending in style.

You’ll develop documentation and technical skills in order to present your ideas to potential clients.

Topics include:

  •  Interior design construction knowledge
  • Technical drawing documentation
  • Design process and problem solving
  • Materials and colour selections
  • Furniture design
  • Decoration services
  • Client presentations
  • Introduction to CAD and design programs

Read more about our students redesign of the Rockcote Design Centre at http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/about-us/media-hub/rockcote-design-centre.html Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera

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DURATION

Full time: 1.5 years / 3 days per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $14,000

Student Loan Available

07 5581 8300

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Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of IT

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • All applicants (direct entry or applying through QTAC) must provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate.  Applicants that are not able to produce a copy of this document are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test before enrolment.
  • Basic computer skills are desirable, eg file management and use of Microsoft Office programs.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

Students need to bring basic stationery supplies i.e. pencils, ruler and eraser.

Timetable

Face-to-face classes are held full-time for three days per week for 18 months at Coomera.  Timetable subject to change.

Students will be taught with classroom instruction in a simulated studio environment which includes practical workshops.

Total hours: 1411

Weekly hours: 16 hours in the classroom (applied learning – demonstration and application, activities, collaborative projects, group discussion)

Independent learning: 7.5 hours minimum (content exploration and meaning – lecture screencast and videos, YouTube videos, Wikipedia articles and websites)

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Units

To be awarded the MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, competency must be achieved in 29 units, 10 core and 19 electives.

Semester 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications Elective
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings Elective
MSFID4007 Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors Elective
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Elective
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms Core
BSBWOR204 Use business technology Elective
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces Core
CUAILL401 Research and apply techniques for illustrative work Elective
Semester 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for interior design brief Core
SIRRMER512 Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations Elective
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors Core
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms Core
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images Elective
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas Core
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models Elective
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings Core
MSFID4011 Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects Core
MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation Elective
MSFID5009 Research and recommend colour and applied finishes Elective
MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors Elective
Semester 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief Core
MSFID5002 Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site Elective
CPPBDN5016A Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective
MSFID5014 Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects Elective
MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces Elective
MSFID4004 Research and recommend furniture and accessories Elective
MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

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  • Read here for further information about VET Student Loans.
  • VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements.
  • VET Student Loans give rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

As an interior designer and decorator you will have the ability to work in a wide range of design environments including:

  • Assisting designers in commercial design offices
  • CAD technician in design offices
  • Decoration and design consultancies in small boutique companies specialising in complete soft furnishings and residential fit outs
  • Self-employment
  • Kitchen/bathroom design
  • Retail consultancies in furnishings, lighting or furniture
  • Colour consultancies, either for large companies or in self-employment

Job prospects

  • Interior Decorator
  • Colour Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Stylist

University pathways

A course with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast can be a great path to university. In many cases, you can save up to one year from your university qualification.

Read our University Pathways guide to learn all about it.

Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of IT

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 15 August 2017

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