This meeting will go over the Interior Design Accreditation Program and run through how to apply. Now you might be thinking, why would I join an association that is for Building Designers? Well we advocate for Interior Designers too! Our Associated Design Professionals sub-committee strives to promote and protect the professio of Interior Design. They aim to act as an advocate to the State Government and the QBCC. In accordance with the QBCC Act, those who undertake design specification of building work, must be licensed. As such, there is a need for Interior Designers to be licensed, with the process of qualifying for this license to be resolved.
By uniting Interior Designers and aligning them with industry professionals within the Association, we could see a shift in attitude for Interior Designers as a useful and much-needed resource on projects. Interior Designers need a voice and the support of industry professionals behind them to provide networking, continuing professional development, advocacy and representation of the profession at a local, state and national level.
Why Do Interior Designers need their role regulated?
At this point in time, anyone can call themselves an Interior Designer without qualification. The public believes our role is decorating only without any technical association to our work, with Interior Designers having to regularly justify our skills to trade professionals, clients and the media.
It is important clients are aware of who they are hiring as currently, they do not have the ability to check for licencing, qualification or insurance coverage. There are specific roles for Interior Designers and Interior Decorators within the design industry - the roles and responsibility of each must be defined and understood to enable all to work in harmony for the success of projects.
We will send out an email on the day of the meeting to all people who have registered. Any questions please email [email protected]