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The environment we live, work, shop and eat in has a huge impact on how we feel and what we do. Imagine having the expertise to design our world and make it great. With the diploma in Interior Design and Decoration from Torrens University Australia , you can build this know-how, starting at the foundations. 

You’ll develop theoretical and technical knowledge about general interior design and decoration principles and practice. And your teachers, who are all industry leaders, will introduce you to specialist areas within the field. 

We have a long and successful history of delivering Interior Design & Decoration qualifications and we have planned this course so we can share our expertise with you, from the ground up. With the skills and knowledge, you’ll acquire, you can kick start your career in the industry. 

You will explore various design processes and learn everything about materials and finishes while also developing skills in residential and commercial design and decoration. Together with other students in the Design Studio, you’ll learn about the principles and trends of interior design and how they fit into the design process; you’ll explore issues of sustainability, and ways to design appropriately for a range of clients. 

You will test-run various design processes and collaborate on exciting projects based in the real world. The design work you produce throughout the course will contribute to your professional portfolio – to help you land serious work in this ever-exciting, always evolving creative industry. 

We’ve designed every aspect of this diploma course to give you realistic, practical experience, the most current theoretical knowledge, and insights into the diverse aspects of interior design and decoration today and into the future. You’ll graduate as an informed, cutting-edge designer with in-demand skills.

Career Outcomes

As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:

  • Interior Decorator
  • Architectural sales representative for industry product
  • Interior stylist
  • In-house Interior Designer or Decorator
  • Furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Events and Installation designer
  • Real Estate home stager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Professional Practice
  • Commercial Design
  • Interior Built Environment
  • Design Drawing
  • Design Process

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 102491E

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher qualification; and
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19596 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    16596 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24900 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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2021 Standard Subject Fee

  • Domestic: $2,075.00 AUD
  • International: $2,450.00 AUD
2021 Indicative Annual Fees
  • Domestic: $16,600.00 AUD
  • International: $19,600.00 AUD 

Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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