Interior Design Short Courses

Whether pursuing a passion or looking to enhance your interior design portfolio, our microcredentials and short courses offer a bite-sized, concise learning experience to suit anyone.

  • Microcredentials
  • Short Courses


Our microcredentials are an excellent way to sharpen, enhance or level up your interior design knowledge. 

Our accredited interior design teachers (and industry experts) deliver these courses, and will guide and mentor you along the way alongside a community of creative-minded peers. 

Design and Colour


You will explore the theory behind colour and colour relationships, then learn how to specify colour schemes for both interior and exterior spaces. Here we teach you the basic skills of drawing and rendering, and the elements and principles of design.

Tech: Industry standard design software (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop). Enrol before Sept 30th for free Adobe subscription, or until stock runs out!

Includes accredited units:

  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms (CUADES302)
  • Explore the use of colour (CUADES301)
  • Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces (MSFID4016)
  • Research and recommend colour applications and finishes (MSFID5027)

Design Practice


We focus on how to set up your own design business from scratch and teach you the fundamentals of business, including branding, documentation, compliance and ethics. You will also learn the history behind interior design and how to apply this into your own practice.

Tech: Industry standard presentation software (Canva, Powerpoint).

Includes accredited units: 

  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design (CUADES305)
  • Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements (MSFGN4001)
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge (CUADES304)
  • Prepare quotation and contract documentation for design projects (MSFID4022)

Pathway Opportunities

These interior design microcredentials are accredited units taken from the Cert IV in Interior Decoration and the Diploma of Interior Design. They can be used as credit if you wish to continue on with further study. If you’re serious about gaining an interior design qualification, these microcredentials are an excellent place to start, and will help you build confidence and knowledge to step into the world of interior design.

Short Courses

Keen to dip your toe into the world of design? These self-paced online short courses give you basic foundational knowledge and skills in specialised areas. Each short course has been developed in collaboration with industry to provide the most relevant and current content. 

These courses are Opencreds delivered via the OpenLearning platform, an online social learning platform that delivers active and authentic community based learning through video, discussion boards and fun, practical activities. 

Each course consists of 6 modules and can be completed in 18 hours. However, if you need more time, you will have access to your course for a total of 6 weeks.

  • Styling Essentials

    Styling is the practice of creating a beautiful room, studio or set to meet a brief for a photo shoot or display and marketing purposes. This course includes inspiring, beautiful and course-relevant content including the latest local and international design trends, expert styling tips, tricks and advice.

  • Colour Essentials

    Learn about colour from the experts at Haymes Paint. Explore the psychology and complexities of colour relationships in action.
    Understand how to use colour in space to influence mood. Understand the impact of light, architectural design and paint technicalities. Immerse yourself in the joy of colour theory with those who live and breathe it.

  • Surface Design Essentials

    A surface designer creates two-dimensional designs applicable to fabric, fashion, bed and kitchen linen, homewares, stationery, retail packaging, graphic design executions and wallpaper
    to name a few.

    We teach you the foundations of creating original designs and the technical skills needed to create and develop basic patterns into repeat.


Take the next step towards your interior design career

We’re ready to help guide you through your exploration into interior design. We’d love to hear about your career and study goals, so why not book a call with one of our team members or download a course guide to review all the information in one place? If you need help figuring out where to begin, our free online info sessions are a great place to start. Visit our connect page and start your next chapter today.