Diploma of Interior Design

MSF50218

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $11600

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Average Course Duration: 1740 Hours

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Description

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's 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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Architecture and Building field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Architecture and Building field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Architecture and Building field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Architecture and Building field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    37.4%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers

    23.6%

    Managers
    Professionals

    14.4%

    Professionals

    Industries

    Graduates of the Architecture and Building field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

    Construction

    55.6%

    Construction
    Professional, scientific and technical services

    13.4%

    Professional, scientific and technical services
    Retail trade

    7%

    Retail trade

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
    Select a state or territory for more information.

    VET Student Loans

    This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $10,342.

    The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.



    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Furnishing Career Pathway

    Diploma of Interior Design is in the Architecture and Building Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Furnishing .


    Stream

    Cabinet, Furniture Making & Finishing
    Flooring Technology
    Upholstery
    Picture Framing
    Mattress & Base Making
    Soft Furnishings
    Blinds and Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles
    Piano Technology
    Glass: Glazing, Stained Glass & Leadlight
    Timber & Composites Machining

    Advanced Diploma

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    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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