Interior Design and Decoration

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Design an exciting future

Are you passionate about design? Do you want to work in a creative profession? Studying interior design or interior decoration allows you to create spaces for people to enjoy.

You’ll work from a client’s design brief to formulate innovative and functional designs. You will liaise with clients, suppliers and contractors, select and specify materials, detail designs and supervise the construction of your designs. You’ll create spaces that enhance living, learning and working.

See more on our interior design showcase page.

Sydney TAFE and your interior design career

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Learn all aspects of interior design in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Launching your career? Our courses can help you build a marketable portfolio and showcase your work to find a great job.
  • Time for a change? Gain industry experience in work placements, connect at industry events and go on study tours to broaden your horizons.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

Teresa Papadopoulos: Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Inspiration to change to a creative career

Teresa Papadopolous left a successful career in science to pursue a creative path that would enable her to start her own business.

See how her change of direction has inspired her creative side.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course to a Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Design (Interior Design).

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) at Sydney TAFE

The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is a career focused bachelor degree. Learn a wide range of practical and theoretical aspects of design geared towards preparing students for a great career in the design industry. 

Your own diploma-to-degree pathway

Want to study a bachelor degree of interior design at Sydney TAFE? You might receive up to two years credit from your previous studies.


Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts. 

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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