Learn to design beautiful spaces with CIT’s Advanced Diploma of Interior Design! This two-year qualification will teach you how to research for designs, analyse client briefs, and plan and cost the design of a space right down to construction. Also known as Interior Architects, Interior Designers plan and detail effective use of interior spaces with an emphasis on space creation, planning living and working environments.
You will work alongside architects and builders with a series of interactive projects for interior residential, retail, commercial and institutional design spaces. This course combines different techniques of design communication, where you are able to use the latest software programs in the industry to produce computer-aided drawings, 3D modelling, design and documentation.
CIT has strong links with the Interior Design industry which provides students with the opportunity to participate in unpaid work experience. This experience furthers their understanding of the Interior Design industry and will assist students in finding employment in the industry.
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design | MSF60118
2022 Semester 1 (February)
2023 Semester 1 (February)
2022: $7,250 per semester
2023: $7,450 per semester
Material fees: $1,033 approx. Equipment kit: $270 approx. Printing costs: $10 approx. per week during each semester
*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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2023 fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent)
- Interview (or other negotiated process)
- A portfolio of work that demonstrates your aptitude for design. A portfolio may be either:
- A collection of your own work from a range of activities and media types or
- A collection of design solutions that you have found while researching this area of design, showing you have an understanding and appreciation of design basics. Images should be accompanied by a paragraph explaining why you appreciate the image/design. These may include: drawing, photography, painting, printmaking or graphic design projects. You may also focus on an artist, architect or designer whose work you enjoy.
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
Students must meet one of the following English requirements:
- IELTS 6.0 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 60
- PTE Academic - 50 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 169
Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma
Likely Job Outcome
Interior designer in Architecture and Interior Design practices or for commercial and residential Architectural practices, self-employed design consultant, design project administrator and design manager.
Teaching Methods and Assessment
- Lectures & Tutorials: Formal teaching sessions are used for audio/visual and oral delivery of principles and theories related to interior design practice and design project management. Individual and/or interactive small group sessions where discussion, analysis, extension and evaluation of student work takes place.
- Seminars: Presentations and group opportunities to discuss investigative work carried out by students, staff and/or guest lecturers.
- Studios/Workshops: Opportunities are created for students to build industry level skills through participation in ‘hands-on’ practice.
- Project based instruction: Instruction intended to develop specific advanced skills and knowledge within an interior design context. Collaborative studio based projects explore contemporary issues, develop tolerance of others, support effective workplace communication and employability skills.
- Industry Exposure: Opportunities arising out of international study-tours, simulated work environments, industry guest lectures and local and interstate field trips are used to enrich learning.
- Participation in industry projects, complete assignments and projects
- Assessments may be competency based, grades, or a combination of the two.
Pathways to Further Study
CIT’s credit transfer arrangements can reduce the time and fees required to complete a bachelor degree at university. If you successfully complete your CIT qualification and gain entry into the university below, you will receive the following:
University of Canberra (UC)
- Advanced Diploma of Interior Design = 45 credit points (almost 2 years) towards UC’s Bachelor of the Built Environment (Interior Architecture)(ABB002.1)
We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.Advanced Diploma of Interior Design= 2 years of study
▼Optional degree pathway available