What is the Interior Design and Decoration Diploma?

It’s never been easier to study Interior Design online. The nationally accredited MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration is the course if you are wanting to work as a residential and commercial interior designer. The diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as an Interior Designer for a firm or establish your own design business.

Our Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration ensures you graduate with computer skills in Photoshop, inDesign and CAD along with hand drafting technical skills which you will combine with your creative concepts and design understanding to develop & create your clients their ideal space.

You will graduate with an extensive portfolio of work, essential industry knowledge and contacts and the confidence, and skills required to succeed in the Interior Design industry.

The MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration requires a High School Certificate or Vocational Certificate IV or higher delivered in English, an open mind and the motivation to learn new skills to take the first step of your career in interior design and decoration.

A new release of the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration MSF50218 comes into effect from 6th December 2018. The course is deemed not equivalent to the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration MSF50213 by the regulatory authorities. We will advise you by email if this has any impact upon your current studies once a full assessment has been made. Please visit training.gov.au for further information or contact us if you have any questions.

*The Diploma of Interior Design is delivered on behalf of Academy of Information Technology ABN 35 094 133 641; RTO 90511; CRICOS 02155J

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Your iscd online learning experience

Your learning experience combines the flexibility to study the way you want to suit your lifestyle. Is based on live briefs on real projects and utilises the latest technology and methodologies to ensure you have a great learning experience that is engaging and fun.

  • Study anytime, anywhere on your chosen device
  • Real life briefs
  • Up to date content
  • Full time is 1 year (20 hrs + /week),  Part time is 2 years (10 hrs +/week)


Your study experience shouldn’t be in isolation. It should reflect the collaborative approaches you’ll be implementing in the marketplace. Working dynamically with clients to specific meet needs. That’s why we provide ample opportunities to interact with other students and be supported by your own educator.

Course Overview

Finish your interiors diploma program by gaining practical and technical skills to thrive as an Interior Decorator. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The ability to generate ideas and concepts to create decorating solutions for interior spaces including materials and finishes, furniture layouts and materials boards for client presentationsAn understanding of client analysis and expectations for design projects including project coordination, fees and scheduling
  • An extensive knowledge of colour theory and its application to design including interior scheming, finishes and the effects of lighting in interiors
  • In-depth knowledge of soft furnishings, furniture and spatial design
  • The ability to confidently source and style furniture and accessories in response to a client brief
  • The ability to produce architectural drawings including perspective drawings, drafting and rendering and AutoCAD to communicate concepts
  • Examine two and three-dimensional spatial planning
  • Understand the hard materials and techniques used in the construction of built environments

Career Outcomes

After you complete the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration you’ll be able to secure an industry position through internships and support roles in;

  • Interior Decorators
  • Residential Stylists
  • Property Stylists
  • Business Owners
  • Color Consultants
  • Magazine Stylists
  • Interior Styling for photographers and events You can keep up to date with current job that are available now in the design industry on our job board