MSF60118: Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Full Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.


If you are interested in design and have a passion for interiors, this comprehensive course will develop and enhance your skills and knowledge required for creative and technical solutions for detailing complex residential, commercial and institutional interior environments.

Career Opportunities

  • Interior designer within interior design or architectural practice
  • Commercial or residential design consultant
  • Specialist interior design practitioner
  • Design project administrator
  • Self employed design consultant
  • Interior Stylist
  • Colour Consultant
  • Real Estate Staging Consultant
  • ArchiCAD Draftsperson
  • Interiors Consultant for product, furniture and lighting suppliers/retail store

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The Student Experience

"I started off pursuing my bachelor in education, however after one year decided my interests lay in design and in particular interior design. It was through a lot of research that I picked and enrolled in the Diploma of Interior Design at AICD. I started not knowing exactly what to expect of the course, but was pleased to spend the first 6 months understanding core elements and principles of design.

The next 6 months was putting this into practice and into more industry focused scenarios and working on things like client briefs and presentation boards. Through client briefs I found my career path, which is redesigning and redecorating residential homes. The practical approach of the course, including excursions and teachers experience has cemented my knowledge of the industry. Apart from learning the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships."

—Margie Rose, Interior Design graduate.



What You Will Learn

  • Conceptualise and produce unique design proposals for: residential, office, hospitality & commercial projects
  • Master the latest industry software: ArchiCAD
  • Learn advanced 3D modelling and presentation skills
  • Explore advanced colour and finishes for a range of residential and commercial interiors
  • Design lighting layouts, plans and specifications
  • Design custom furniture and cabinetry and develop industry standard documentation packages, schedules and specifications
  • Learn the business of interior design and project management to be able to run your own successful design practice
  • Graduate with an industry focused portfolio showcasing your unique work and talent

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Qualification and Units of Competency

Course Code: MSF60118

Nationally Recognised Training On successful completion students will be awarded the MSF60113: Advanced Diploma of Interior Design which is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This course is the latest training package on offer, and is the most industry relevant qualification available.

Enrolling students must possess a MSF50218: Diploma of Interior Design.

On successful completion of the course students will receive competencies in the following units:


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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Do you have 2 or more years industry relevant experience? Have your experience recognised and increase your employment prospects by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Through RPL you could reduce the duration of your studies. RPL assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available upon application.

*Students will be charged an administration fee of $200 per unit of competency.


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Why You Should Study With Us:

The Australian Institute of creative Design offers intimate classes to cater on a personalised level for your learning experience.

Our trainers have industry current qualifications and experience, to prepare you for success in your future. We offer a range of additional short courses and workshops to support and develop your specialised skills and interests.

We offer Prepare for Success and Dress for Success workshops as well as arrange for guest speakers who are leaders in their industry. In addition to preparing our students with hands on experience within our courses; there are often events and opportunities for internships, work experience or volunteering within the creative industries which are given to us to pass on to our students.


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Course Duration:

24 weeks, 3 days per week, 9am – 3:30pm

Term Dates

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Course Fees

VET Student Loans

From the 1st of January 2017 a new government student loan scheme became available to students enrolling into eligible courses at approved providers.

VET Student Loans are available for students who meet the eligibility requirements to assist with payment of the course fees. Students who take out a VET Student Loan will have a HELP debt which is due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

For more information about VET Student Loans click here.

View the Government Fact Sheet for VET Student Loans

If you are eligible for a VET Student Loan:

Click here to view the Schedule of VET Tuition Fees for more information on course costs, census dates and units of study.


Did you know that alternatives to VET Student Loans may be even cheaper than the 20% fee currently charged by the Government? Student or personal loans from some of the larger financial institutions may save you money.

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If you are not eligible for a VET Student Loan:

Full Course Cost (Payment Plan): $14,000.00

Additional Costs:

  • Student ID Card: $25
  • Interior Design Kit ($355)
  • Students will have to purchase their own stationery equipment - Download Stationery List
  • Printing & photocopying by student.
  • Money for field trip - approx. $20

Required Course Equipment:

Students will need to provide the following equipment:

  • USB Thumb Drive (2GB recommended minimum)
  • Students will require additional materials to be used for the production of Colour & Finishes Boards. These requirements will be discussed in Class.
  • Laptop computer - see requirements below.

Student (kits/ course supplies) are available for purchase through the college


Students will be required to have a laptop computer with a wireless network connection. The following specifications are recommended:

  • A Wireless Laptop (PC or MAC)
  • Minimum 8Gb RAM (Preferrably 16GB RAM)
  • 2Ghz or faster processor
  • Web Browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • Anti Virus Software.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free online)
  • For editing work it is recommended you have a mouse
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or better with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.*
    If using a Mac -> Pages, Numbers and Keynote can be used
  • It is suggested all students have a spare Hard Drive/USB to back up their work
  • SketchUp - 3D Modelling software Click Here to go to SketchUp Website

* Please check software manufacturers minimum system requirements. Student pricing may be available.


Domestic Students Only

Application and Enrolment Process:

  1. Phone the Gold Coast (07) 55 938 335 OR Brisbane (07) 38 541 395 campus to arrange your interview OR fill out the online Application Form and arrange a phone interview if you cannot come into either campus.
  2. Attend your interview or complete the phone interview.
  3. You will receive your enrolment paperwork and the student handbook at the interview and information on the required evidence you will have to supply to support your application.
  4. After reading the student handbook and enrolment forms, if you wish to enrol you must submit the enrolment form along with any requested evidence (original or certified copies of originals).
  5. Our administration staff will check the completed enrolment form and evidence you supplied to demonstrate your suitability for the course. We may have to ask you further information or discuss your options if you don't meet the suitability requirements for the course. If you do meet the suitability requirements for the course, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment, along with payment plan forms.

Next Course Start Dates

Full Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

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