About the Interior Design Course

A house becomes a home with your skilled touch and creative vision. Our Interior Design course gives you all the training and skills you need to create beautiful and comfortable homes.

The Interior Design Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding interactive assignments. The normal time required to complete the course is 24 weeks, however you can take up to 12 months to finish, if required.

The modules are designed to be read sequentially and will help build your knowledge to enable you to design a residential space.

There are exercises at the end of each module which will require you to participate in the design experience. It is through participation and interaction that you will learn to feel confident and find your creative voice. The exercises are designed to help you build your first professional portfolio.

Each student will be given the same residential renovation task that will require them to upload new floor and lighting plans, suggest furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, lighting, upholstery and accessories, explore decoration and various design styles, provide colour schemes, upload mood boards, write quotations, prepare newspaper ads, write a scope of works for your contractors, provide a preliminary costing for your clients, etc.

As this is an online course, we understand that some of our students do not have access to real life renovations or clients, so each project completed throughout our course will be hypothetical.

Experience the transformation as your thoughts and opinions evolve while gaining more knowledge and skills. Enjoy the process of gaining skills that will enable you to communicate your untapped creative potential.

How to study online?

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 80 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Interior Design Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with other interior design students

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything Interior Design!

On successful completion of the Interior Design Course you will be awarded a Certificate in Interior Design. You will have the skills and knowledge required to become an Interior Designer either as a full or part time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.

I am so excited to be at the next step, where I can start doing the ground work to open up my own business and it's all thanks to The Interior Design Institute!

Natasha Papik

Coopers Plains, QLD

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Rated 9.5 out of 10 based on 317 reviews.

  • Marcia svik

  • 9 days ago

Thumbs up

Very good course, great feedback and one on one advice from your tutor. Would recommend for the amateur stylist wanting to...

  • Jillian Lloyd Buenen

  • 12 days ago

Designing the Dream...

Studying with the Design Institute was a fantastic journey through the world of Interior Design, thoroughly covering all aspects of...

  • De

  • 13 days ago

Challenge worth accepting

Great course which is challenging but has achievable outcomes.

  • Leonie Terese King

  • 18 days ago

Completely professional.

Completely professional. Well written modules that were both informative and entertaining. Excellent assessment tasks. Prompt responses re staff assist. Great feedback from tutor. Best thing...

  • Natacha

  • 21 days ago

Loved this course!

Such a well structured course that's easy to follow. All my questions were answered by my tutor promptly & I...

  • Teician Golder

  • 22 days ago

Loved studying this course and my tutor…

Loved studying this course and my tutor Wendi was great at guiding me in the right direction. So exciting working...

  • Karishma

  • 26 days ago

Great course if you want to explore the world of Interior Design

It has been a wonderful journey studying this course with the Interior Design Institute. I have learnt so much about...

  • Yvette Scott

  • 29 days ago

Living the Dream

I loved the course and enjoyed every aspect of it. My only recommendation would be to introduce some hands on...

  • Christie Johnson

  • 40 days ago

Awesome feedback by tutors and…

Awesome feedback by tutors and interesting and informative course.

  • Elizabeth L

  • 50 days ago

When learning is fun...

Educational and enjoyable. What a great combination

  • Donna Geyer

  • 50 days ago

Great course

Great course - very practical

  • Marius Vankov Bonev

  • 51 days ago

Excellent course and support trough out…

Excellent course and support trough out the course. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you very much Ashley for your support!

  • Melissa Davidson

  • 54 days ago

Professional and Practical

Professional approach, great resources, practical exercises and tutors very supportive to students. Great experience.

  • Bronwyn Fox

  • 56 days ago

Had a wonderful experience with IDI

Had a wonderful experience with IDI, study material is fantastic and site easy to access. I love that you are...

  • Fauzia Jamaloodien

  • 56 days ago

Excellent course!

Starting this course was an excellent choice I had made as I was still unsure if I wanted to do...