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Diploma of Interior Design

  • Diploma

Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Interior Design can let you turn your eye for interiors into a stylish and rewarding career. Designing and decorating a space is essential in this age of social media shares and mass production hacks, and the interior design industry is growing rapidly.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
24 months full-time
Course Code
MSF50218, 0101725
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Give your career a new design

Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Interior Design can let you turn your eye for interiors into a stylish and rewarding career. Designing and decorating a space is essential in this age of social media shares and mass production hacks, and the interior design industry is growing rapidly. Job opportunities in interior design have almost doubled since 2014. If you have an eye for detail and a taste for trends, you could use this qualification to establish your own interior design business or provide design consulting for high-end commercial and domestic clients.

Apply your eye for trends to real world challenges

You'll learn the core principles and techniques needed to start your career in interior design, including how to research and use CAD design, analyse and apply colour, visual design practice and media techniques. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Interior Design students have the opportunity for large design and decorating projects, as well as units of real interior design consultancy for real clients. You'll be taught by our qualified and experienced design teachers, who have consulted with a variety of excellent industry contacts and affiliations, including the Design Institute of Australia, Design Matters (BDAV) and a range of retailers, designers and decorators, ensuring that everything you learn is timeless or on trend. Melbourne Polytechnic provides their interior design students with real world experience before they graduate, including the opportunity for internships with our industry partners and associates, student-run stalls at the Melbourne Home Show and annual interior design competitions, so you can enter the industry job ready with an active portfolio.

Turn your creativity into your calling

Interior design qualifications can lead to an exciting range of careers in commercial and domestic settings. Aside from running your own interior design consultancy or business, you might become a colour, furnishing or lighting consultant, an interior stylist, a decoration consultant or even move into the world of sales or assisting architects.

Entry requirements

There are no requirements to gain entry into this course. For more information, we encourage you to attend an Information Session.

Study locations

Preston

Epping

Career pathways

Interior decoration is a qualification that creates an exciting range of careers in many settings.

  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Retail Consultant
  • Interior Stylist
  • Interior Decorator

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.