Diploma in Design and Decorating (Level 5)

OP5030

Closed to new enrolments

This programme will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to provide interior and exterior design advice in a residential environment. You will learn about colour schemes, fabric use, room plans, layout and design, and more.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    120
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    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

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    Study type Open
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    Cost
    $3,640 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

The skills you learn will enable you to seek entry-level employment as an interior designer, design consultant or an architect’s assistant.

To successfully complete this programme, you need to have an eye for detail and colour, the ability to perform self-directed study and to present work in an attractive and professional manner.

 

Closed to new students

This programme is closed to enrolments for new students.  

 

Current Students

If you are currently enrolled in this programme you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification. 

You must be enrolled in your last course/s by November 2, 2020 and submit your last course work by 31 March 2021 to complete this qualification.

If you need help with a study plan to complete the diploma in this timeframe, please get in touch

If you still have a significant number of courses to complete, we recommend you enrol in at least two courses at a time so you can complete the qualification before it closes.  We will not be taking enrolments into courses in the diploma from the end of October 2020.

Below is the sequence of courses we recommend you enrol in together.

Depending on how much time you can set aside to study, you may be able to apply to enrol in up to a maximum of four courses at a time.

Sequence of courses for enrolment

DD1

DD2

Principles and Elements of Design

Planning

DD3

DD4

Colour

Influences in Design and Decorating

DD5

DD6

Lighting

Flooring

DD7

DD8

Windows and Walls

Fabrics and Furnishings

DD9

DD10

Furniture

Living Spaces

DD11

DD12

Kitchen and Laundries

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

 

What you will learn

Once you have successfully completed this qualification you will have:

  • a broad range of design skills
  • an awareness of influences on current design
  • the ability to apply design principles, including planning, colour and lighting to practical design tasks.

 

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    120
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Open
  •  
    Cost
    $3,640 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan