MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
- Brisbane: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
- Gold Coast: Monday the 19th of February 2018: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
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 and Decoration is a dynamic, practical, industry-relevant course.
Interior Design and Decoration course gives you greater design awareness and the skills to develop your individual style.
The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create plans and undertake project in later stages of the course; you will learn how to create and plan, furniture, fittings, surfaces and colour schemes for commercial and residential settings.
You’ll learn 2D and 3D design skills and the decorative aspect of design. You’ll develop high-level documentation and technical skills in order to present your ideas to both residential and commercial clients in a professional brief.
Projects are themed around exploration into colour, material and finishes, interior construction techniques, soft furnishings, fabrics and furniture, based on historical and contemporatry styles and trends.
As your studies progress you’ll develop a deeper understanding of commercial and residential interiors, spatial layout, furnishings and decorative treatments and documentation process.
During the course students will:
- Explore decoration.
- Cover colour theory
- Problem-Solve design issues
- Develop presentation approaches and construction drawings
- Learn decoration and design practices from industry professionals working across both residential and commercial projects.
- 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;
- Develop 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;
“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 and Decoration student.
The diploma is either to entry-level employment in the interior design and decoration sector or to further study to the Advanced diploma of interior design and decoration
- Self-employment as an interior decorator
- Architectural sales representative for industry product
- Interior Stylist
- In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for Design and Decoration consultancies
- In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers
- In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for furnishings departments of retail stores
- Soft Furnishings consultant
- Visual merchandiser
- Events and Installation designer
- Real Estate homestager
- In-house Interior Designer or Decorator for shop fitters
Qualification and Units of Competency
On successful completion students will be awarded the MSF50213: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration 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: