Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

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    Course description and aims

    The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is a three-year professional degree that prepares graduates for creative employment in the interior design industry in Australia and overseas. You will learn how to create innovative, original concepts for commercial interior design projects, explore the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments and develop a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between people and spaces.

    You will develop the ability to think critically, work proactively and manage complex design projects from an initial concept through to a successful, detailed resolution. In your final year you will also complete a major project, specialising in an area of your own interest. You will also undertake an internship in a design practice, preparing you to enter the profession with confidence.

    Download the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Information Brochure for an outline of the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Graduates will have the skills to work as an interior designer for interior design and architectural practices, a self-employed design consultant, design project administrator or design manager.


    Advanced standing may be available for students who have completed the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design or other relevant courses.
    Students completing the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) may be eligible for entry into postgraduate programs at universities and higher education institutions which offer design programs.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
    - a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
    - a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
    - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
    - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

    In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements all applicants are required to:
    - submit a portfolio of design and art work, and
    - submit a 500 word essay, and
    - attend an interview.

    If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

    International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any one band. Further information please check the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

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    Design Centre
    Full Time
    Course type:
    Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    18 Hours per week
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    About offering:

    If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this course contact course coordinator Todd Packer on (02) 9394 5764 or send an email to

    Please attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 6.00pm, at Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Rd Enmore, Exhibition Space, Building D, Room DG.08.

    Indicative timetable:

    Full time attendance is approximately 18 hours a week. Part time attendance is available.

    Additional entry requirements:

    Fees are calculated at $2,000.00 per subject. Students must successfully complete # subjects to obtain this qualification.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see

    Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP student loan to allow you to study this course now and pay later. Find out more about FEE-HELP at


    Fees, payment and refunds:

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    How to enrol or apply:

    Select Apply to complete the application form. The course coordinator will then contact you by email.

    Fee information:

    Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.

    FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more" target="_blank">Study Assist website

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    DEDES103ADesign and culture60
    DEDES105ADesign processes60
    IDSTU103AMaterials and surface60
    IDSTU101AStudio 1 - Identity60
    DEDES104AVisual communication 160
    IDSTU102AVisual communication 260
    DEDES101AVisual thinking60



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