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Interior Designer

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments.

Overview

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments.

Day-to-day

  • determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • researching and analysing spatial, functional, efficiency, safety and aesthetic requirements
  • formulating design concepts for building interiors
  • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and plans to communicate design concepts
  • negotiating design solutions with clients, management, suppliers and construction staff
  • selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, furniture and products for interiors
  • detailing and documenting selected design for construction
  • supervising the construction of interiors.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,155 / week
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Very strong
Apprenticeships may be available

To become an Interior Designer

  • You usually need a formal qualification in interior design or architecture to work as an Interior Designer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Find a Bachelor of Interior Design

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