¿Qué aprenderé?

This program facilitates the development of specialized applied knowledge, high level technical skills, and the use of technology to communicate a broad range of interior concepts.

Underpinned by the exploration of sustainable practices in the planning and specification of interior structures, there is a strong focus on the application of materials and surface treatments, furnishings, and colour and lighting solutions to create aesthetic and functional spaces in both residential and commercial environments.

This is a dynamic and industry-relevant program where you’ll explore practical and theoretical decoration and design frameworks to support a wide range of projects, creating innovative interior concepts and proposals.

On successful completion graduates may be employed in assisting in commercial design offices, working with lead designers in boutique decoration consultancies, working in colour consulting, and fulfilling design and decoration consultation outcomes in other related retail and wholesale sectors of the industry.

International student visa holders can only study full-time.


As an interior decorator and designer you will:

  • develop and create beautiful, functional spaces working to a design brief
  • decorate residential and commercial environments
  • draw sketches and produce samples of your design ideas
  • work directly with clients, providing advice on colour schemes, layouts, lighting and soft furnishings
  • source paint colors, lighting, furniture and flooring
  • provide advice on artwork, pillows, rugs and accessories
  • supervise on-site design and construction
  • communicate successfully with both clients and associated project consultants/tradespeople.

As an interior decorator and designer you will work in a wide range of design environments including:

  • assisting decorators and designers in large architectural firms
  • management roles in interior decoration and design departments
  • CAD in commercial areas
  • decoration and design consultancies in small boutique companies specializing in complete soft furnishings and residential fit outs
  • self-employment
  • interior textile wholesale areas
  • retail consultancies in furnishings, lighting or furniture
  • colour consultancies, either for large paint companies or in self-employment.

Pathway options

When you successfully complete the Certificate IV in Design and achieve the required minimum grades, you are guaranteed entry into the Associate Degree in Interior Decoration and Design. Grades include a 'Competency with Distinction' (CDI) in the ‘Explore and Apply the Creative Design Process to 3D Forms’ and ‘Develop and Extend Critical and Creative Thinking Skills’ courses (plus a 'Competency with Credit' (CCR) across all graded courses).

If you achieve below the minimum grades, you may still apply and will need to submit a folio. You will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Alternatively, you can gain entry from RMIT Foundation Studies or a range of vocational study programs.

Further study

When you successfully complete the Associate Degree in Interior Decoration and Design and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5, you are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) with 3 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 144 credit points).

If you achieve below the minimum GPA, you may still apply and will need to submit a folio. You will be assessed on a case by case basis and credit is not guaranteed.

Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT undergraduate programs.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Design and Social Context



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
A$29.760,00 (US$ 19.436) por año
Fecha de inicio

6 Julio 2020


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP): 24. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score 60 (with minimum score of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): 50 (no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)- 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

Para estudiantes internacionales

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 60% average.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 550 (TWE 4.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 60 (with minimum of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

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