OCEANIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Educational Pathways

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

Employment

DESCRIPTION

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.

NOMINAL DURATION

Three years (or equivalent hours P/T). Part-time study is only available to local students.

ACCREDITATION

THIS COURSE IS ACCREDITED BY THE /AUSTRALIAN SKILLS QUALITY AUTHORITY/ (/ASQA/).

ELGIBILITY/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

DELIVERY MODE

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.

PROGRAM CONTENT

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.

ASSESSMENT

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.

CREDIT TRANSFER

Units from this qualification that are also contained in other qualifications recognised under the AQF will be recognised for credit transfer purposes.

ENTRY/EXIT POINTS

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.

RESOURCES

Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.

CAREER PATHWAYS

This qualification can lead to relevant higher education programs and management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

OCCUPATIONAL AREAS

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

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:

CODE

Unit (Subject)

Hours

BSBDES302A

Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

45

BSBDES303A

Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

45

BSBDES502A

Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

30

BSBDES601A

Manage design realisation

60

CUVACD301A

Produce drawings to communicate ideas

30

CUVACD303A

Produce technical drawings

45

MSFID4001

Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces

45

MSFID4011

Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects

15

MSFID5001

Design residential interiors

82

MSFID5003

Evaluate site for interior design brief

45

MSFID5013

Design for small to
medium scale commercial or institutional interiors

75

MSFID6001

Resolve complex spatial problems through modeling

60

MSFID6002

Apply 3D visualisation techniques to represent interior designs

68

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

30

BSBDES602A

Research global design trends

45

MSFFDT5014

Investigate legal requirements

30

MSFID5002

Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site

90

MSFID6003

Design for large scale commercial or institutional interiors

98

MSFID6004

Design interiors for hospitality environments

82

MSFID6005

Design for retail interiors

82

CUFANM303A

Create digital 3D models

52

MSFFDT5003

Develop self as furniture designer

82

MSFID5004

Specify structural
elements, systems and services for interior spaces

82

MSFID5006

Design interior lighting

30

MSFID5008

Design for people with disabilities and the elderly

60

MSFID5009

Research and recommend colour and applied finishes

60

MSFID5014

Use CAD applications to complete models
and documentation for interior design projects

105

WRRVM7A

Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations

45

BSBDES301A

Explore the use of colour

30

BSBDES305A

Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

44

BSBDES401A

Generate design solutions

52

BSBDES401A

Generate design solutions

52

CUFDIG304A

Create visual design components

30

MSFID4003

Prepare a materials board for client presentation

15

MSFID4005

Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

45

MSFID4006

Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

30

MSFID4007

Identify materials,
construction techniques and methods used in building interiors

75

MSFID4008

Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

22

MSFID4009

Research architectural styles and movements

45

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

15

Codes:

VTAC CODES: 9200189282, 9200189283(OS)

NATIONAL COURSE CODE: MSF60113

CRICOS COURSE CODE: 084368F

Duration:

3 year full-time, or equivalent hours part-time 156 weeks, 2261 hours (minimum 20 hours per week)

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Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education Pty Ltd.

  • 2nd floor, 220 Albert Road ,
  • South Melbourne, Vic-3205, Australia.
  • Tel. +61 3 9663 3129
  • Email. info@opie.vic.edu.au

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