MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design

Full Time Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

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.

 

The Diploma of Interior Design offers you the exciting opportunity to develop valuable skills and gain sound industry knowledge required to pursue a career in the dynamic field of Interior Design and Decorating.

Through the completion of a range of realistic client-based projects, both in the residential and commercial design sectors, you will gain the technical skills and design expertise required for professional practice.

student working on interior client presentation board


During the course students will:

  • Researching the continually evolving global design trends and analysing their impact on our local industry.
  • Learn how to interpret and address a client brief
  • Study and apply the essential elements and principles of design
  • Explore the fascinating world of colour, both in theory and psychology
  • Gain an insight into the historical development of architecture, design and decorating
  • Acquire knowledge regarding the structural components and construction techniques and materials employed within an interior space;
  • Represent design concepts using sketches, renderings, perspective drawings, technical drafting and CAD generated drawings;
  • Research the diverse and evolving range of decorating & design resources in today's industry
  • Appropriately select and quantify decorator products & calculate relevant costings;
  • Assess lighting requirements and make appropriate recommendations for a specific interior space;
  • Confidently proposing design concepts and providing professional advice on the selection and specification of decorating and design products for a specific interior space;
  • Develop visual design techniques to successfully showcase concepts & decorating products;
  • Communicate and showcase design concepts through the preparation of concept, colour & finishes boards;
  • Explore interior space planning - recognising the relevance of human scale and ergonomics;
  • client boardDevelop basic business skills and understand the value of professional practice in the design Industry.
  • Gain skills in effectively communicating with a range of industry professionals - interpreting information appropriately and recognizing the value of clear and concise written and verbal correspondence;
  • Appropriately documenting product and material schedules and specifications;

Testimonials

"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 in Brisbane. 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 second 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, 2013 Diploma of Interior Design student.

Career Opportunities

  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Property Stylist
  • Colour Consultant
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • CAD Draftsperson
  • Home decoration/furniture store owner
  • Kitchen/Bathroom Showroom Consultant
  • Design Industry sales associate

client board

 

Qualification and Units of Competency

Course Code: MSF50213

Nationally Recognised Training On successful completion students will be awarded the MSF50213: 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.

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

Course Duration:

The course runs over one year with three classes a week - two days on campus and one day off campus (supervised study), 9am - 3:30pm

Term Dates

Click on the arrows below to go forward or backward through each intake's term dates. Please note that term dates are subject to change, please contact us to confirm future dates if required.

Gold Coast

March INTAKE 2017

 
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Term 1
20th Mar 17
7th Apr 17
Term 2
18th Apr 17
23rd Jun 17
Term 3
3rd Jul 17
22nd Sep 17
Term 4
3rd Oct 17
15th Dec 17

March INTAKE 2016

 
STARTS
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Term 1
14th Mar 16
24th Mar 16
Term 2
4th Apr 16
1st Jul 16
Term 3
11th Jul 16
23rd Sep 16
Term 4
4th Oct 16
9th Dec 16
Term 5
30th Jan 17
7th Apr 17
Term 6
18th Apr 17
23rd Jun 17

March INTAKE 2015

 
STARTS
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Term 1
9th Mar 15
8th May 15
Term 2
19th May 15
17th Jul 15
Term 3
3rd Aug 15
2nd Oct 15
Term 4
19th Oct 15
18th Dec 15
Term 5
8th Feb 16
8th Apr 16
Term 6
25th Apr 16
24th Jun 16
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Brisbane

March INTAKE 2017

 
STARTS
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Term 1
20th Mar 17
7th Apr 17
Term 2
18th Apr 17
23rd Jun 17
Term 3
3rd Jul 17
22nd Sep 17
Term 4
3rd Oct 17
15th Dec 17

February INTAKE 2016

 
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Term 1
22nd Feb 16
24th Mar 16
Term 2
4th Apr 16
24th Jun 16
Term 3
11th Jul 16
16th Sep 16
Term 4
4th Oct 16
9th Dec 16
Term 5
30th Jan 17
7th Apr 17
Term 6
18th Apr 17
16th Jun 17
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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.

Once we receive all details about the new VET Student Loans, we will update this page and contact all enrolled students.

For more information about VET Student Loans click here.

APPLY NOW TO HOLD A PLACE FOR 2017

Although we are waiting on final information, the college recommends that if you are interested in commencing this course that you apply and complete an expression of interest to hold a place in the 2017 intake. Once the VET Student Loan arrangements are finalised we will contact you with the relevant details and information on how to enrol.

View the Government Fact Sheet for VET Student Loans in 2017

Full Course Cost (Payment Plan): $11,000.00
  • Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $1,000.00
  • Balance paid in weekly direct debit instalments (with Ezypay) over course duration: $10,000.00

Interior Floor PlansAdditional Costs:

  • Student ID Card: $25
  • Compulsory stationary and art kit ($330.71)
  • Optional extra stationary kit ($60.22)
  • Basic stationary
  • Printing & photocopying by student.

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.

List of student resources required will be supplied at time of enrolment

LAPTOP / NOTEBOOK REQUIREMENT:

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 Graphic 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, however prefer Microsoft Office
  • Archicad - Free Student Version Click Here to go to Archicad Website

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

Applications

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 interivew or complete the phone interview.
  3. You will recieve 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).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.
  5. You will receive your first invoice notice no more than one calendar month before the start of study and at least two weeks before the first census date.

Next Course Start Dates

Full Time Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

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.

NEXT COURSE
20 Mar 2017

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