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Design your career with TAFE Queensland

Learn about material selection, 3D modelling documentation, furnishings styles, colour, light and pattern in interior space. Study in our modern design labs, complete with the latest computer software. Develop complete design schemes for residential, commercial or retail interior spaces, and work with a client brief and within project constraints. Undertake realistic residential, commercial and retail projects and use the latest CAD software to present sketches and display boards to clients. This program will prepare you to work as draftsperson, interior designer, architectural or building design assistant, interior visualisation artist, colour consultant, interior stylist or furnishings agent. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera, Nambour, South Bank

Key dates and info

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 Katie Hagan

Diploma of Graphic Design

I fell in love with Australia when I first visited the country on a tourist visa four years ago. I realised there wouldn't be a better place to advance my education and marketing portfolio. I’ve previously worked in marketing but my dream job is to own my very own graphic design business. TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dreams by developing my understanding of several graphic design programs and by providing hands on training in several different print mediums. My teachers are leaders in their industry and provide practical training giving me valuable knowledge and skills I can use in my professional career.

Katie Hagan
Diploma of Graphic Design
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast



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Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

083415A South Bank Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
30/10/2017
26/02/2018
09/07/2018

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

084397A Nambour Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
29/01/2019
28/01/2020

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

084189J Coomera Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Nambour
91 Windsor Road
Nambour QLD 4560

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

It is highly recommended that students have access to a CAD or Gaming quality machine. Minimum specifications can be found here. Windows machines are ideal as Autodesk programs are not available native to Mac (you may use a dual boot system however we will not be able to provide any support in this process and there are known glitches using this arrangement).

Autodesk programs (Revit & AutoCad) can be downloaded for free as an educational version. Adobe programs and Sketchup are available on campus however it would be beneficial to purchase a personal copy to assist completion of project work.

TAFE Queensland East Coast

  • Booklist: Building your own Home e4 by J Wilke. This is a recommended textbook

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

  • Pens and notepads
  • USB memory stick

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 29 Units:
Core Competencies: 10
Elective Competencies: 19

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms Core
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms Core
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief Core
CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate ideas Core
CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces Core
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors Core
MSFID4011 Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects Core
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for interior design brief Core

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
MSFDN4001 Produce drawings from design concepts Elective
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models Elective
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design Elective
MSFFDT4012 Research furniture styles and movements Elective
MSFID5001 Design residential interiors Elective
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings Elective
MSFID4004 Research and recommend furniture and accessories Elective
MSFID4005 Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors Elective
MSFID3001 Source and specify decoration products Elective
MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation Elective
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas Elective
MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors Elective
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge Elective
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Elective
MSFID5013 Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors Elective
MSFID5005 Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space Elective
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions Elective
MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings Elective
MSFID5014 Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects Elective

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions Elective
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice Elective
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge Elective
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas Elective
CUFDIG507A Design digital simulations Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
MSFID4010 Research interior decoration and design influences Elective
MSFID5001 Design residential interiors Elective
MSFID4005 Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors Elective
MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors Elective
MSFID4007 Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors Elective
MSFID4009 Research architectural styles and movements Elective
MSFID5002 Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site Elective
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for interior design brief Elective
MSFID6002 Apply 3-D visualisation techniques to represent interior designs Elective
MSFID6005 Design for retail interiors Elective
MSFID5014 Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects Elective
MSFID5013 Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors Elective
MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces Elective
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors Elective

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour Core Visual Design 1
CUVILL401A Research and apply techniques for illustrative work Core Visual Design 1
CUVACD302A Produce computer-aided drawings Core CAD 1
BSBWOR204A Use business technology Core CAD 1
MSFID4007 Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors Core Materials 1
MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation Core Materials 2
MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors Core Finishes
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Core Finishes
CUFANM303A Create 3D digital models Core CAD 2
SIRRMER512 Produce perspective drawings, plans and elevations Core CAD 2
CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images Core Visual Design 2
CUFDIG304A Create visual design components Core Visual Design 2
MSFID5002 Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site Core Design 3
MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces Core Materials 3
MSFID4004 Research and recommend furniture and accessories Core Product ID
MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings Core Product ID
CPPBDN5016A Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs Core CAD 3
MSFID5014 Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects Core CAD 3

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $14,000 1 Year
Nambour, East Coast $24,000 2 Years
Coomera, Gold Coast $18,200 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland East Coast

  • Please allow approximately $570.00 for additional costs.

Outcome

MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Job prospects

  • Kitchen draftperson
  • Interior Decorator
  • kitchen designer
  • Interior design/technician

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

 Katie Hagan

Diploma of Graphic Design

I fell in love with Australia when I first visited the country on a tourist visa four years ago. I realised there wouldn't be a better place to advance my education and marketing portfolio. I’ve previously worked in marketing but my dream job is to own my very own graphic design business. TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dreams by developing my understanding of several graphic design programs and by providing hands on training in several different print mediums. My teachers are leaders in their industry and provide practical training giving me valuable knowledge and skills I can use in my professional career.

Katie Hagan
Diploma of Graphic Design
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 21 March 2017

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