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Interior Designer

Interior design work covers the planning and detailing of complex residential, commercial and institutional design projects with an emphasis on space creation, space planning and the factors that affect peoples' responses to living and working environments. It may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities, institutional design, exhibitions, the aged, and adaptive re-use projects.

Summary of Training

  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Manage design realisation
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces
  • Determine work, health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects
  • Design residential interiors
  • Evaluate site for interior design brief
  • Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors
  • Resolve complex spatial design problems through modelling
  • Apply 3-D visualisation techniques to represent interior designs

 

  • Research global design trends
  • Evaluate and participate in design industry networks
  • Investigate legal requirements for design
  • Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site
  • Design for large scale commercial or institutional interiors
  • Design interiors for hospitality environments
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Undertake project work
  • Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces
  • Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
  • Assess interior light and recommend light fittings
  • Design interior lighting
  • Research and recommend artwork
  • Decorate for events
  • Use CAD application to complete models and documentation for interior design projects
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Collaborate in the creative process
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Generate design solutions
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Use business technology
  • Work safely
  • Monitor and manage small business operations

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Industry Group
Manufacturing & Production

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Creative & Artistic

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 2750

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Interior Designer - MSF60113
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
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