Interior Design

Are you a creative person with an eye for design, and could see yourself working as an interior designer or decorator?

Our interior design courses give you the skills and knowledge to design and document interiors for residential and commercial buildings. These courses are very hands-on with lots of site visits, project work and industry networking opportunities.

The Certificate IV forms the first year of the diploma course, so you can choose to complete one or two qualifications depending on your career goals. Upon completion of the diploma, you’ll also meet the minimum industry requirements to work as an interior designer decorator (consultant). You are also exposed to international study experiences through our study tour program.


Career outcomes   

Salary range

Interior decorator $39,141 - $79,633
Interior designer $40,606 - $80,334

Source: payscale.com. Criteria based on Australian occupations AUD. Updated 21 May 2018.
Note: salaries are a guide only, and are dependent on a range of factors including your experience, employer, and location.

Pathways to University
Study Tour
Profiles and Testimonials

"I chose to study interior decoration as I really love fashion and interiors, and felt this was a growth industry. I’ve also renovated a couple of homes and I really enjoyed the process. I choose to study at The Gordon because it was local, and it would give me the skills to enter the industry in just one year.  

The course was really well designed and the teachers are very knowledgeable; working in the industry, professional and always there to help. I felt like I was learning something new the whole time. I loved the creative assignments and client case studies as they allowed us to really think outside the square.

When I finished, I got a part-time job as a colour consultant at a flooring studio where I continued to expand my knowledge of the building and design industry. I am now working as an interior designer in my own business called Ampersand Interiors, which I run it through my homewares store in Geelong West. I love working with people and helping them build their dream home or renovation,
transforming a space from what it was to what it will become.”


Trish McCormack
Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.



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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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