About the course

About the course

Develop your flair in decoration in the domestic and commercial environment of interior design in our interior decoration course where you'll be equipped with the technical and practical skills to transform your creativity into a winning solution for your client’s aesthetic and functional lifestyle goals.

Learn to:

  • work with professionals such as interior designers, retailers, builders, real estate agents and architects
  • work on real projects where you'll undertake research, plan, design and source furniture, study finishes and furnishings and lighting schemes
  • develop your drawing and illustration skills, CAD drafting, technology, and presentation skills and develop industry contacts and relationships from our highly qualified and experienced design teachers
  • work on client projects, learn from industry mentors and develop an impressive project portfolio that you can present to potential employers and your own clients

Plus, benefit from the opportunity to work and collaborate with the other design programs to widen your knowledge in styling for photography, print, web and social media.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 6 months (3 days per week)

Part time: 12 months (3 nights per week)

Flexible options also available

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

Professional roles our interior decoraction course can set you up for include being a:

  • interior stylist
  • colour consultant
  • interior decorator
  • business owner
  • real estate staging consultant
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Entry Requirements

You must have:


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


VTAC and direct entry

Year 12 VTAC Applicants must:

  • complete a VTAC application 
  • book an interview
  • present a folio

Direct Entry Applicants (Non Year 12) must:

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion you can apply for the MSF50218 Diploma of Interior Design 

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull FeeGovernment Subsidised Concession or Job Trainer
Tuition Fee$4,059$11,592$812
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$407$407$407
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$4,715$12,248$1,468
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,715$12,248$1,468

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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