RMIT University

Diploma of Interior Design - MSF50218

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

This qualification reflects the role of interior designers who provide advice mainly for residential building interiors. They may also be involved in the provision of advice about interior decoration. Individuals may be self-employed or employed in businesses such as design studios. Designers provide a broad range of design advice and services, and are involved in:researching and analysing the client's goals and requirementsplanning, arranging and styling the space, and preparing detailed client presentationsselecting and specifying colour schemes, furniture, fabrics, fixtures and lightingworking in collaboration with builders, architects and service contractors preparing detailed design documentation. There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.Work may require access to construction sites and require induction training and certification covered by the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements.


  • Design residential interiors
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Develop decoration proposals for complex sites
  • Research and integrate embedded technologies in interior designs
  • Develop event decoration proposals
  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources
  • Design workplace interiors
  • Prepare quotation and contract documentation for design projects
  • Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
  • Present a body of own creative work
  • Research and recommend artwork
  • Develop residential interior design project documentation
  • Design residential interior lighting
  • Generate design solutions
  • Design for all ages and abilities
  • Develop and refine illustrative work
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements
  • Research and recommend furniture and accessories
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Research interior decoration and design influences
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Decorate residential interiors
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
  • Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects
  • Create 3D digital models
  • Research furniture styles and movements
  • Research and recommend colour applications and finishes
  • Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation
  • Design digital simulations
  • Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs
  • Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects
  • Create visual design components
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Undertake project work
  • Implement operational plan
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Decorate interiors for restoration projects
  • Design soft furnishing solutions for interior spaces
  • Research and apply techniques in spatial design
  • Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Provide interior styling service
  • Evaluate and develop small business operations

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