Diploma of Interior Design
Create and plan furniture, fittings and surfaces, colour schemes and concepts for commercial and residential settings. Learn how to document your designs in 2D – through drawing, illustration and drafting, then take them one step further with 3D modelling. You’ll also build your business, communication and presentation skills so that you can communicate your creative vision to clients with confidence and clarity.
Get set to roll up your sleeves and work on multidisciplinary, industry-based design projects. You could find yourself collaborating on design projects with everyone from entrepreneurs and small businesses right through to global tech giants.
Find your creative calling as an interior decorator, interior stylist or in-house designer in retail, domestic and exhibition spaces. Or take the next exciting step with the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design.
This course is currently in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies. To discuss your study options, please get in touch with us today.
18 months full-time
Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
VTAC course code
- 3400210494 (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
On successful completion of the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration (MSF50218), graduates may progress to the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design (MSF60118).
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
- Self-employment as an interior decorator, colour consultant or interior designer
- In-house interior designer or decorator for: design and decoration consultancies, architectural and interior design firms, furniture, furnishings and fabric supplier, furnishing departments, retail stores or shop fitters.
Aims and objectives
- communication (verbal and visual)
- principles and elements of design
- knowledge of design process
- drawing and illustration skills
- technology and presentation skills
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $16,788. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Diploma of Interior Design
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$21,790||$12,260||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||$5,002||Fully Covered||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 1,526.
Applicants require a minimum of Year 12 completion or equivalent.
Applicants without formal qualifications but with significant relevant work experience are welcome to apply.
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059