Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
A hands-on intro to the interior design industry
Learn popular software like SketchUp Pro and AutoCAD in this DIA-recognised course. You’ll learn about materials and finishes. Explore design processes. Build skills for both residential and commercial design and start thinking about your designer career.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Learn to illustrate your ideas before making them a reality.
- Master industry-standard software: AutoCAD.
- Collaborate with your peers to interpret trends and generate ideas.
- Develop technical skills to engage with complex interior sites.
- Work on real briefs and gain studio experience that prepares you for industry.
This interior design diploma gives you realistic, practical experience. You’ll gain theoretical knowledge and modern insights into the diverse aspects of today’s industry which will serve you well into the future. You’ll graduate ready for an entry-level role as a designer or stylist in a decorating, interior design or architectural firm, and be prepared for further interior design and decoration studies at a bachelor’s level.
Potential career paths include:
- Interior Decorator
- Interior Stylist
- Soft Furnishings Consultant
- Real Estate Home Stager
- Events and Installation Designer
Professional recognitionDIA-recognised course This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning. If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.
Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
Throughout the course, you will explore various design processes and learn about materials and finishes while also developing skills in residential and commercial design.
Together with other students in the Design Studio subject, you’ll learn about the principles and trends of interior design and how they fit into the design process, you’ll explore issues of sustainability, and discover ways to design appropriately for a range of clients. You will test-run various design processes and collaborate on exciting projects based in the real world.
The design work you produce throughout the interior design diploma will contribute to your professional portfolio – to help you land serious work in this ever-exciting, always evolving creative industry.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support.
With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.