Diploma of Interior Design

Master the skills needed to flourish in the world of Interior Design

The Diploma of Interior Design course builds on the foundations of Certificate IV in Interior Decoration. Following from residential design, the Diploma of Interior Design continues work and study across into commercial projects. The Diploma moves deeper into specifications, CAD, joinery, architectural styles and design theory.

Many opportunities are provided for students to push their comfort zones and to move from common to courageous designers who achieve distinctions within the industry.

“Every room needs a slap in the face”

Units of Competency

Core Units
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUADES512 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
MSFID4013 Design residential interior lighting
MSFID4014 Produce digital models and documentation for interior design projects
MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
MSFID5020 Design residential interiors
MSFID5021 Evaluate site structure and services for interior design briefs
MSFID5022 Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
MSFID5025 Develop residential interior design project documentation
Elective Units
MSFID5018 Provide interior styling service
MSFID4015 Prepare materials and finishes boards for client presentation
BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operation
MSFID4012 Decorate residential interiors
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
MSFFDM4012 Research furniture styles and movements
CUADIG304 Create visual design components
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
MSFID4022 Prepare quotation and contract documentation for design projects
CUADES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
MSFID5023 Design for all ages and abilities
MSFGN4001 Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements
MSFID5027 Research and recommend colour applications and finishes
MSS015022 Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources
MSFID5024 Design workplace interiors
MSFID4018 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors
CUADIG517 Design digital simulations


Who is this course for

Anyone wanting to start out in the industry.

Gain work with an established firm as an in-house designer or be your own boss- the choice is yours!

Possible career outcomes after completing the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration include, but not limited to:

  • Interior Designer
  • Residential and/or Commercial Property Stylist
  • Colour Consultant
  • Commercial / Freelance Consultant in industries such as; furniture, soft furnishings, fabrics, lighting



Course Duration

Applications Open for 2023

24 months


Included is a design text book that covers the principles of design.

Art kit to get you started.


Students will be assessed throughout the course on a combination of both research assignments and practical projects.

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