Interior Design

Interior Design & decoration is a highly creative and visual career path, if you are interested in becoming an interior design or decorator, working as a consultant in colour & fabrics or offering a design coordination service as a business or a retail supplier then interior design could be the right course for you.

Certificate lV in Interior Design


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to provide advice and practical assistance on the finishing and furnishing of existing interior spaces to meet client requirements. Decoration at this level includes residential or commercial environments and involves working directly with the client or with associated professionals such as architects, builders, retailers, interior designers and suppliers required to implement a project.

Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration



The skills learned in this course allow you to design & decorate from residential homes through to retail businesses & through to large scale & complex sites. You will learn from the very basics of research and sourcing  which is where most of the skills are in becoming an Interior decorator, to learning the basic design principals, colour theories and functional principles in selecting soft and hard furnishing for their use. The Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration takes the fundamental skill learned at a Certificate IV level and extends the skills and experience into Retail, Commercial, Specialist & Complex sites right through to Event and Special occasion decoration. The projects become more complex with a focus on Purpose Built and Special Function rooms/spaces that require great aesthetics as well as good design, colour , the latest of finishes and surface treatments for a modern & stylish world we live in.

Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for creative and technical solutions for built interior environments. Interior design at this level 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. Vocational outcomes including interior designers for interior design and architectural practices, self employed design consultants, design project administrators and design managers.


Course Duration

Courses vary in length depending on the level.

The majority of courses are between 1 and 3 years.

Intake Dates

Intake dates are ongoing thoughout the year at various locations.


Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane


From $11,000

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome 

 Potential Career Pathways:

  • Interior Decorator
  • Colour Consultant
  • Interior Drafter
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Stylist

Common Course Requirements

  • Australia requires an ILETS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Students need to be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Education Pathways

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Contact Information

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Gold Coast Office
2575 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4215

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Interior Design was last modified: September 23rd, 2020 by Nick Yock