Diploma of Interior Design - MSF50222

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00724G

This qualification reflects the role of interior designers who provide advice mainly for residential building interiors. They may also be involved in the provision of advice about interior decoration. Individuals may be self-employed or employed in businesses such as design studios. Designers provide a broad range of design advice and services, and are involved in: researching and analysing the client\u2019s goals and requirements planning, arranging and styling the space, and preparing detailed client presentations selecting and specifying colour schemes, furniture, fabrics, fixtures and lighting working in collaboration with builders, architects and service contractors preparing detailed design documentation. There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details. Work may require access to construction sites and require induction training and certification covered by the unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.


  • Design residential interiors
  • Coordinate business operational plans
  • Create 3D digital models
  • Develop decoration proposals for complex sites
  • Design digital simulations
  • Research and integrate embedded technologies in interior designs
  • Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
  • Develop event decoration proposals
  • Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources
  • Design workplace interiors
  • Prepare quotation and contract documentation for design projects
  • Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Research furniture styles and movements
  • Research and recommend artwork
  • Develop residential interior design project documentation
  • Design residential interior lighting
  • Design for all ages and abilities
  • Develop and refine illustrative work
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements
  • Research and recommend furniture and accessories
  • Research interior decoration and design influences
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Decorate residential interiors
  • Undertake project work
  • Present a body of own creative work
  • Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
  • Investigate construction methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Research and recommend colour applications and finishes
  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation
  • Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs
  • Create visual design components
  • Collaborate in creative processes
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Decorate interiors for restoration projects
  • Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
  • Research and apply techniques in spatial design
  • Generate design solutions
  • Provide interior styling service
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Preston International: $18,600 No
  • Full-time : 12 months

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