ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for creative and technical solutions for built interior environments. Interior design at this level covers the planning and detailing of complex residential, commercial and institutional design projects with an emphasis on space creation, space planning and the factors that affect peoples’ responses to living and working environments. It may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities, institutional design, exhibitions, the aged, and adaptive re-use projects. Vocational outcomes including interior designers for interior design and architectural practices, self employed design consultants, design project administrators and design managers.
Three years (or equivalent hours P/T). Part-time study is only available to local students.
THIS COURSE IS ACCREDITED BY THE /AUSTRALIAN SKILLS QUALITY AUTHORITY/ (/ASQA/).
This qualification requires a minimum of year 12 completion and an entry interview/test.
In circumstances where it is considered that a learner’s language and/or literacy skills may not be at the required level, assistance may be given in the form of a tutor during studio time.
The program will be delivered on campus and will be face-to-face delivery. OPIE provides students with learning support assistance through access to resources such as the library and learning materials.
The training program covers 39 units of competency taken from the Qualification. There are 14 core units and 25 units may be chosen from the elective list in Group A, B, C and D, with a minimum of 5 units from Group A, a minimum of 6 units from Group B, a minimum of 7 units from Group C and the rest to be made up of Group D.
A range of assessment strategies is employed for this qualification and the choice of strategy is dependent on the nature of the unit of competency. Strategies may include but not limit demonstrations, observation, projects, presentations, knowledge tests, reports and interviews.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Students are able to apply for recognition of prior learning for individual units of competency.
Units from this qualification that are also contained in other qualifications recognised under the AQF will be recognised for credit transfer purposes.
A student may exit from this qualification at any time with a Statement of Attainment for any units of competency completed successfully up to that point.
Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.
This qualification can lead to relevant higher education programs and management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.
On successful completion of the course graduates may enter the industry in a freelance capacity as owner/manager of a small business or as a designer/manager in a design practice.
To obtain the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design a graduate must successfully complete all units outlined below as well as any tutorial units complementing these subjects:
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Manage design realisation
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Produce technical drawings
Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects
Design residential interiors
Evaluate site for interior design brief
Design for small to
medium scale commercial or institutional interiors
Resolve complex spatial problems through modeling
Apply 3D visualisation techniques to represent interior designs
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Research global design trends
Investigate legal requirements
Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site
Design for large scale commercial or institutional interiors
Design interiors for hospitality environments
Design for retail interiors
Create digital 3D models
Develop self as furniture designer
elements, systems and services for interior spaces
Design interior lighting
Design for people with disabilities and the elderly
Research and recommend colour and applied finishes
Use CAD applications to complete models
and documentation for interior design projects
Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations
Explore the use of colour
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
Generate design solutions
Generate design solutions
Create visual design components
Prepare a materials board for client presentation
Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors
Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
construction techniques and methods used in building interiors
Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
Research architectural styles and movements
Organise and communicate information
Future Students - Diploma/Cert.
VTAC CODES: 9200189282, 9200189283(OS)
NATIONAL COURSE CODE: MSF60113
CRICOS COURSE CODE: 084368F
3 year full-time, or equivalent hours part-time 156 weeks, 2261 hours (minimum 20 hours per week)