Design

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Cricos Code: 092484B

WHAT IS A DIPLOMA OF INTERIOR DESIGN & DECORATION?

The environment we live, work, shop and eat in has a huge impact on how we feel and what we do. Imagine having the expertise to design our world and make it great. With the diploma you can build this know-how, starting at the foundations. You’ll develop theoretical and technical knowledge about general interior design and decoration principles and practice. And your teachers, who are all industry leaders, will introduce you to specialist areas within the field. This diploma will you lead into entry level roles in the industry, or you can continue your interior design and decoration studies at Bachelor level.

Billy Blue College of Design courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

International students must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 17 Feb 2020

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

WHY STUDY AT TORRENS

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:
  • Interior Decorator
  • Architectural sales representative for industry product
  • Interior stylist
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator
  • Furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Events and Installation designer
  • Real Estate home stager
SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"My classes were taught by lectures who also worked in the industry. "

- Josie Harvey, Graduate of Bachelor of Communication Design
"Not only did they know me by name, they also knew my work and genuinely cared about my success as a designer. It struck a good balance between real world and still giving really decent support."
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Course Overview

We have a long and successful history of delivering Interior Design & Decoration qualifications and we have planned this course so we can share our expertise with you, from the ground up. With the skills and knowledge you’ll acquire, you can kick start your career in the industry. You will explore various design processes and learn everything about materials and finishes while also developing skills in residential and commercial design and decoration. Together with other students in the Design Studio, you’ll learn about the principles and trends of interior design and how they fit into the design process; you’ll explore issues of sustainability, and ways to design appropriately for a range of clients. You will test-run various design processes and collaborate on exciting projects based in the real world. The design work you produce throughout the course will contribute to your professional portfolio – to help you land serious work in this ever-exciting, always evolving creative industry. We’ve designed every aspect of this diploma course to give you realistic, practical experience, the most current theoretical knowledge, and insights into the diverse aspects of interior design and decoration today and into the future. You’ll graduate as an informed, cutting-edge designer with in-demand skills.
Learning Outcomes:
  • New and emerging technologies
  • Apply research skills to test and evaluate user experiences
  • Working virtually in a team, independently and in leadership
  • Insights in the user experience design
  • Communication skills necessary to transfer complex knowledge and ideas

How you'll study

Personalise Your Course

Institute this qualification was awarded
Any
Subjects Credited
8 of 8
Credit Points
80 of 80
Credit Agreement
Qualification
Institution this qualification was awarded …
Subjects Credited
Credit Points
Credit Agreement
MSF50213 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Any
8 of 8
80 of 80

How much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher qualification;
  • Completion of a Design subject as part of Year 12 studies OR
  • Submission of three examples of creative work demonstrating design skills to support learning at Diploma level.
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CREATIVE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA Students not meeting the Academic Entry Requirements may demonstrate their ability to undertake study at this level by:
  • Having prior industry / work experience, and / or completed or partially completed subjects or courses of a degree, associate degree or diploma from an accredited institution OR
  • Submission of three examples of creative work plus a supporting 300 word personal statement.
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 5.5, with no sub score less than 5.0
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher qualification;
  • Completion of a Design subject as part of Year 12 studies OR
  • Submission of three examples of creative work demonstrating design skills to support learning at Diploma level.
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CREATIVE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA Students not meeting the Academic Entry Requirements may demonstrate their ability to undertake study at this level by:
  • Having prior industry / work experience, and / or completed or partially completed subjects or courses of a degree, associate degree or diploma from an accredited institution OR
  • Submission of three examples of creative work plus a supporting 300 word personal statement.
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 5.5, with no sub score less than 5.0

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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