MSF50218 - Diploma of Interior Design

Under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which regulates education in Australia, all students who successfully complete this course will receive a nationally accredited Diploma of Interior Design and graduate as a professional interior designer.

MSF50218 - Diploma of Interior Design has a requirement of twenty-seven (27) units of competency. Ten (10) core units of competency plus seventeen (17) elective units of competency. The units of competency selected by The Interior Design Institute for this qualification can be viewed below:

Core Units

MSFID5022 - Explore and Apply Creative Design Methodology to Interior Space

BSBDES303 - Explore and Apply the Creative Design Process to 3D Forms

BSBDES302 - Explore and Apply the Creative Design Process to 2D Forms

BSBDES502 - Establish, Negotiate and Refine a Design Brief

MSFID5020 - Design Residential Interiors

MSFID4013 - Design Residential Interior Lighting

MSFID4016 - Design Colour Schemes for Interior and Exterior Spaces

MSFID5021 - Evaluate Site Structure and Services for Interior Design Briefs

MSFID5025 - Develop Residential Interior Design Project Documentation

MSFID4014 - Produce Digital Models and Documentation for Interior Design Projects

Elective Units

CUADES305 - Source and Apply Information on the History and Theory of Design

MSFFDT4012 - Research Furniture Styles and Movements

MSFID4019 - Research Interior Decoration and Design Influences

CUADES411 - Generate Design Solutions

MSFID4012 - Decorate Residential Interiors

MSFID5027 - Research and Recommend Colour Applications and Finishes

MSFID4018 - Research and Recommend Hard Materials and Finishes for Interiors

MSFID5028 - Research and Recommend Artwork

MSFID4015 - Prepare Materials and Finishes Boards for Client Presentation

MSFID4017 - Research and Recommend Furniture and Accessories

MSFID4021 - Design Soft Furnishing Solutions for Interior Spaces

MSFID4022 - Prepare Quotation and Contract Documentation for Design Projects

MSFID5018 - Provide Interior Styling Service

CUAANM313 - Create 3D Digital Models

CUADIG304 - Create Visual Design Components

CUADES413 - Develop and Extend Design Skills and Practice

CUAPPR513 - Present a Body of Own Creative Work

Hui Chien Chan

Orange, NSW

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