Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
|Intake||Semester 1 (February) 2018
Semester 1 (February) 2019
2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.
If you want a career as a professional interior designer, then CIT’s Interior Design qualifications are a must. Our students graduate job ready with skills and knowledge to work in any Architectural or Design practice.
Interior design is an exciting and challenging role; we will guide you through the process of transforming residential and commercial spaces, starting small and moving up to complex commercial and institutional design environments at the Advanced Diploma level.
The first semester classes in both programs give students practical skills to provide advice and assistance on the styling of existing interior spaces. You'll learn about researching and analysis of a client brief, planning and arrangement of a given space, selection of colours, specification of finishes and furnishings and sourcing, costing and purchasing of products, lighting, construction and structural elements along with Building codes and regulations. You will learn how to work with clients, architects, builders, retailers and suppliers.
A series of interactive projects and live briefs will teach you how to provide confident and proficient creative and technical solutions for interior residential, small commercial and institutional design projects. By developing your design and problem-solving skills, you will learn to utilise furnishings, material and the psychology of design, to work within project parameters, exploring the relationship between human activity and interaction, spatial design and sustainability.
This program engages students with designing for complex environments including facilities for people with disabilities, the aged, and adaptive re-use projects, managing the changing nature of design trends, the shift to eco-friendly materials and sustainability, as well as encouraging an appreciation of design culture through historical and theoretical perspectives. The option to do work placement in the industry assists students gaining employment.
The Advanced Diploma utilises different techniques of design communication and take advantage of using the latest software programs in our industry to produce computer-aided drawing, 3D modelling, design and documentation. Our teachers are all working in the industry, which along with site visits and industry involvement ensures the students are given up to date practices, knowledge and skills.
The Advanced Diploma offers students work placement unpaid for up to 100 hours and undertake industry level project work. Most students do gain employment after completing their work placement.
ACT Year 12 Certificate or equivalent or Adult Entry │ IELTS 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.0) │ TOEFL iBT - 60 │ PTE Academic - 50 (minimum of 36 in each band) │ TOEFL PBT - 550 │A portfolio of recent work or images of design appreciation, demonstrating drawing/imaging and design skills, both conventional and/or electronic, which could include a visual diary, sketches and drawings, images and text, design development work, photographs etc. Colour prints, CD or video presentation of students' work is acceptable.│ Interview (or other negotiated process) │
In addition to the above materials costs, students are also required to purchase a kit of equipment on commencement valued at $250.
Throughout their studies students will be required to submit printed versions of their work for assessment. Printing costs are estimated at $10 per week during each semester.
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
Stage 1 - complete all subjects
Stage 2 - complete all subjects
Stage 3 - complete all subjects
Interior Designer for interior design and architectural practices, self employed Design Consultant, Design Project administrator and Design Manager
Modes of study include:
Students also have access to supplementary online (eLearn) resources to reinforce and extend classroom based learning. Online opportunities to work collaboratively and flexibly are also provided.
Students will be assessed in the following ways:
Students who gain entry into the University of Canberra and successfully complete:
Students are advised to speak directly with UC in relation to course choices and pathways.