Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

This nationally recognised course will teach you to create functional and stylish interiors.

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Description

Discover. Shape. Reveal. Interior designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments. An interior designer works with clients to create spaces that are functional and attractive for the people that use them. This diploma could be the first exciting step towards developing your career as an interior designer and decorator. By enrolling in this course you’ll be starting a journey of discovery where you find out exactly what you’re capable of in a design context. The more work you put into it; the more you’ll get out of it. This course has been exclusively developed in consultat... Read More »

Discover. Shape. Reveal.

Interior designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments. An interior designer works with clients to create spaces that are functional and attractive for the people that use them.

This diploma could be the first exciting step towards developing your career as an interior designer and decorator. By enrolling in this course you’ll be starting a journey of discovery where you find out exactly what you’re capable of in a design context. The more work you put into it; the more you’ll get out of it.

This course has been exclusively developed in consultation with the current interior design industry. It is fresh, new and responsive to the demands of the modern environment, including subjects on heritage buildings and incorporating environmentally sustainable materials into your design work. This course also includes work on a Portfolio, Presentations, Projects, Questions.

Potential career outcomes

  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Stylist
  • Soft Furnishing Consultant

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration Brochure

 

Course Disclaimer
The Course Material provided by Open Colleges Pty Ltd is based on the legislative framework provided and maintained by the Australian Government. Any reference to legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and guidelines for industry will be based on the use of the appropriate Australian legislative framework.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Your portfolio and design skills: During your course you’ll be completing numerous projects to gradually build up your design skills and knowledge. You’ll be covering all the essentials – drawing, conceptual, research and business skills as well as building your knowledge of materials and ways of working sustainably. By the time you get to the end, you will have an extensive portfolio of work that you can proudly present to prospective employers and clients.
  • Learn specialist design skills: You will learn to combine the technical, creative and conceptual skills required to plan and detail commercial, residential or heritage building interiors. This course will cover space creation, space planning and creating environments for living and working.
  • Design Institute of Australia, Recognised Course: The Open Colleges MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration has been designated as a Recognised Course by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). The DIA is Australia's professional membership body for designers and creative professionals.
Course Details:

Prerequisites

Education

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification for relevant units from the MSF40113 Certificate IV Interior Decoration.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course requires learners to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, learners need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that learners currently or have previously:
  • Been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where they predominantly use English language in verbal and written communications and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/or;
  • Have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years and/or;
  • Have achieved an overall pass score on our free Open Colleges Learning, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on our website for a Diploma.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

Textbooks

You will need access to the following textbooks to complete the learning activities in this course:
  • Interior Design Illustrated, Ching, Frank, ISBN 978-1-118-09071-8
  • Interior Design – Visual Presentation, Mitton, Maureen, ISBN 978-0-470-61902-5
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Professional Association/Affiliation

Nationally recognized and endorsed by the Design Institute of Australia

Additional Details

Awarded by Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796)

Technical Requirements

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Equipment and tools

You will require a student art kit which is comprised of:

  • Gouache paints introductory set
  • 12-well palette
  • Brush bundle pack
  • A3 white cartridge pad
  • A3 black cartridge pad
  • Scale ruler and set squares 30? and 45?
  • A4 tracing paper pad
  • Coloured pencil set
  • Graphite sketch set
  • A3 foam core board
  • A3 visual diary
  • Drafting pen set
  • Colour wheel
  • Eraser and pencil sharpener

Your workstation for this Diploma:

It is essential that you have access to a specific place where you undertake your assessment activities. The work area should be designed as a home office or design studio. You will be asked to submit photographic evidence of your simulated workplace facility prior to assessment in Module 2. The simulated workplace facility may include tools, equipment and resources including:

  • Workstation/layout table and drawing board (MDF board with set squares and T-Square as a minimum)
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Bookshelves
  • Filing system
  • Desk lamp
  • Computer (see computer requirements above)
  • Internet access (see computer requirements above)
  • Storage for drawing equipment

You will also need access to the following:

  • A4–A3 printer or photocopier
  • High resolution colour printer
  • High resolution, large format scanner
  • Textile, tile, flooring and paint samples
  • Mounting boards
  • Pencils: HB, 2B and eraser
  • Materials, tools and equipment to make scale models such as a Stanley knife, metal ruler, cutting mat, craft glue, double-sided tape, masking tape and pins

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images and audio files
  • Connecting digital video devices and downloading and storing videos
  • Compressing image, audio and video files

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