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Advanced Diploma of Interior Design MSF60118

If you are passionate about taking your interior design to the next level, this comprehensive Advanced Diploma will refine and enhance your skills and knowledge for the creation of innovative, technical design solutions for complex residential, commercial and restoration design projects.
MSF50218

 

Targeting the practical aspects and employability skills for the design industry, this program will interest those wishing to work as a:

  • Interior Designer
  • Residential design consultant
  • Design project administrator
  • Interior Stylist
  • Colour Consultant
  • Real Estate Staging Consultant
  • Draftsperson

Course Structure

COURSE SUBJECTS

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design (MSF60118)
7 Subjects

  • Managing Interior projects
  • Commercial Interiors
  • Restoration Interiors 2
  • Retail Design
  • Advanced Exhibition Design Studio
  • Portfolio Design
  • Internship

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

RPL and credit transfer policy for overseas students
RPL and credit transfer for domestic students

Mode of Delivery

Overseas students: All vocational courses are delivered face-to-face and with up to one third (⅓) delivered online.

Please refer here for more information.

Domestic students: face-to-face, online and blended options available


Interior Design students will require the following equipment and software:

• A functioning and monitored email address
• A modern computer (see specs below)
• Face-to-face students: Laptop
• Online students: Laptop or desktop
• Broadband internet access (300 kbps is a minimum requirement)
• A video capable device and/or a digital camera
• Access to a scanner/printer (minimum 1000+ DPI, A4 size)
• Sufficient IT skill sets to operate in an online environment

• AutoCAD & Revit – Free for students
• SketchUp – Student price (Approx. $71.50 per year)
• Adobe CC; Photoshop - Student price (Approx. $21.99 per month) 
• Microsoft Office, Excel & Powerpoint or equivalent software (Approx. $199.00 one off payment)
• Relevant software to upload and download PDFs & videos

To operate AutoCAD, Sketchup, Revit and Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Applications the computer requires;

• Internet connection required
• PC: Minimum requirements are Microsoft® Windows 7+ or later, .NET Framework version 4.5.2. Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 1 GHz or faster processor, 4 GB RAM, minimum 700MB of available hard-disk space, 3D class video card (OpenGL 3.0 or higher) with 512MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. OpenGL 2.0-capable system 
• Mac: Minimum requirements are Mac OS 10.14+ (Mojave), Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra), and 10.12+ (Sierra) or later, 2.1+ GHz Intel™ processor, 4 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended), 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for installation, 3D class video card (OpenGL 3.0 or higher) with 512MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. OpenGL 2.0-capable system.




Sample Timetable

DAY DAY 1 DAY 2
08:30 - 12:30 Lecture Lecture
13:30 - 17:30 Studio workshop Studio workshop

Note

  • All subjects have a compulsory online component of 2 hours per subject

Assessment

All APC vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include short answer questions, studio projects, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or
presentations.


Entry Requirements

Academic

Successful completion of the Diploma of Interior Design (Course code: MSF50218) or equivalent qualification.

English Level Required (Overseas students only)*

Successful completion of 10 weeks of General English at Upper Intermediate level (plus 80% attendance) at our sister school, English Unlimited, or at other approved providers or equivalent.

Check your English level here

APC Design School policies (Domestic students only)

APC Design School Access and Equity Policy
APC Design School VFH Statement of Tuition Assurance
APC Design School VSL Statement of Tuition Assurance
APC Design School Cancellation Refund and Re-credit Policy
APC Design School FEE-HELP Review Procedures for Re-crediting FEE-HELP Balances
APC Design School Privacy of Information Policy - External Policy
APC Design School Privacy of Information Policy - Internal Policy
APC Design School RPL and Credit Transfer Policy
APC Design School Student Complaints and Appeals Policy

Course Quick Facts



Course Length

4 terms (approximately 12 months)


Start Dates

2020

20 July
12 October

NOTE: Course and campus availability subject to demand. 

One term = 12 weeks (9 weeks study & 3 weeks course break. 
Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks).


Fees

Course fees*: Total: $10,000 ($2,500 per term) 

Application fees:
Student visa holders - $250
Other visa holders - $200
Domestic students - $200 

Domestic students
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