Design

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

CRICOS 092484B
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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration | Elicia Muratoglu

What is a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration?

A Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration provides the technical skills, industry knowledge and understanding of design processes that shape the environments in which we live, work, shop and eat. It builds a foundation of industry knowledge, under the guidance of academics and industry professionals. This diploma gives accreditation for further study or a career in the field.

Throughout the course, you will explore various design processes and learn about materials and finishes while also developing skills in residential and commercial design. Together with other students in the Design Studio subject, 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 discover 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 interior design diploma will contribute to your professional portfolio – to help you land serious work in this ever-exciting, always evolving creative industry.

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Learning outcomes

  • Learn to illustrate your ideas before making them a reality.
  • Master industry-standard software: AutoCAD.
  • Collaborate with your peers to interpret trends and generate ideas.
  • Develop technical skills to engage with complex interior sites.
  • Work on real briefs and gain studio experience that prepares you for industry.

DIA-recognised course

This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

Vogue Australia partnership

We’ve partnered with industry leaders including Vogue Australia, to offer you internship, mentoring and scholarship opportunities.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
18 months full-time, up-to 3 years part-time, 12 months accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd T/A Billy Blue College of Design.

*For more details on international student study options.

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DIA-recognised course
This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

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Gain course credit
Take your relevant credits with you into a bachelor’s course.

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Become proficient in leading software
Learn industry-standard software such as Sketch Up Pro and AutoCAD and graduate job-ready
Hear from Elicia Muratoglu, an award winning interior design graduate, taking out the QLD Interior Design and Decoration Graduate of the Year award 2021.
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Career opportunities

A Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration provides the technical skills, industry knowledge and understanding of design processes that shape the environments in which we live, work, shop and eat. It builds a foundation of industry knowledge, under the guidance of academics and industry professionals. This diploma gives accreditation for further study or a career in the field.

Potential career paths

  • Interior Designer
    Average salary: $73,000 - $86,000
  • Interior Stylist
    Average salary: $39,000 - $85,000
  • Materials and Furnishing Consultant
    Average salary: $53,000 - $85,000
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of one core subject and 11 specialisation subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Core

Requirements

Complete one core subject and 11 specialisation subjects.

Core subjects

  • Graphic Communication | DGC100
  • Bespoke Decoration | DBD100
  • Design Drawing | DDW100
  • Product Knowledge | DPK100
  • Design Studio 1 | DSO102
  • Joinery and Finishes | DJF100
  • Construction and CAD | DCC100
  • Project Site Analysis |DPS100
  • History of Interior Design and Decoration | DHI100
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) | DWL200
  • Professional Practice | DPP100
  • Major Project | DMP100

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR

Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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