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This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills which are 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.
The skills you learn will enable you to seek entry-level employment as an interior designer, or in specialist trade showrooms and design stores, as a consultant or as an assistant to kitchen or bathroom designers, architects or other applicable industry specialists.
To successfully complete this qualification, you need to have an eye for detail and colour, the ability to perform self-directed research and present work in an attractive and professional manner.
Diploma in Design and Decorating (213 KB PDF)
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
Once you have successfully completed this qualification you will have:
This qualification replaces OP3142 Certificate of Achievement in Interior Design and Decorating (Level 3). If you have successfully completed certificate courses by gaining an academic pass, you may apply to have the courses credited to this diploma.
The following cross-credits are available:
To apply for a cross-credit please complete the Application for Cross-Credit /Credit Transfer form
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
This qualification is internally assessed, with two assessments for each course, including case studies and projects. Some assessments may need to be submitted online.