Apply Now Student Portal Translate

Diploma of Interior Design MSF50218

Are you looking for in-demand skills for a high-growth industry? Our Diploma of Interior Design will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create dynamic spaces and vibrant atmosphere for commercial and residential interiors.


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

  • Interior Drafter
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Designer

Course Structure


Diploma of Interior Design (MSF50218)
8 Subjects

  • Interior Design Drawing Techniques
  • Residential Interiors 1
  • Interior Structures
  • Modelling Interiors
  • Specifying Interiors
  • Interiors for the Less Able
  • Restoration Interiors 1
  • Residential Interiors 2

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

08:30 - 12:30 Lecture Lecture
13:30 - 17:30 Studio workshop Studio workshop


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


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

Entry Requirements

Course Quick Facts

Course Length

4 terms (approximately 12 months)

Start Dates

22 July
14 October

03 February
27 April
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).


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

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

Domestic students
VET Student Loans