Interior Design Course

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Features of the Course

The Interior Design Course is provided online.
You study at home in your own time and at your own pace.

Diploma Course

Cutting edge diploma course in Interior Design

Leading Interior Designers

Leading Interior Designers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 20,000 students worldwide

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options and 7 day money back guarantee


Free website portfolio to display your work

Online Workshops

Access to online workshops with industry experts

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments


Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 646 reviews.

  • Nathalie Giacomelli

  • 29/06/2022

Stylish, visionary, compelling

The course gives absolute elation. The notes are vast, structured and visually engaging. It's rich with knowledge and diverse perspective....

  • Pixie

  • 28/06/2022

A really enjoyable course

A great, well presented and thorough starting course for those interested in pursuing a career in interior design. As you...

  • Emma Voorend

  • 26/06/2022

The perfect course for those with busy…

The perfect course for those with busy lives and working full time, allows you to study in your own time...

  • Teresa Colthurst

  • 22/06/2022

Awesome online course

Awesome online course that you can do in your own time and pace. So far Have just completed module 5...

  • Sylvia

  • 21/06/2022

The course is amazing

The course is amazing. My tutor explains what I could do better in each assignment. This has help me alot....

  • Jaci

  • 20/06/2022

Interior Design Institute provides a…

Interior Design Institute provides a broad overview of renovating and designing a house from start to finish with everything you...

  • Kara Seccombe

  • 20/06/2022

Love my course.

Loving my course, it's taken me awhile as I've had 2 babies whilst being enrolled but I love that you...

  • Kristal Williams

  • 15/06/2022

I am almost at the half way point...

I am almost at the half way point in the course and am really enjoying it. I find some things...

  • Fleur Walker

  • 14/06/2022

I’ve loved studying with The Interior…

I’ve loved studying with The Interior Design Institute. Access to tutors for help is fantastic, flexible time frames with options...

  • Maura Kempin

  • 11/06/2022

Great Course

Interior Design Institute NZ - Online certificate programme At the time of writing this review, I have completed 5 (of...

  • Kirsty Jamieson

  • 11/06/2022

A course for all

This course has been so great in helping me to learn all the processes and design techniques to help me...

  • Kathryn

  • 8/06/2022

I am thoroughly enjoying my course

I am thoroughly enjoying my course, I just wish I didn't procrastinate and started as soon as I enrolled! The...

  • Alice Burnard

  • 4/06/2022

A great course for those looking to… expand their creativity

A great course for those looking to expand their creativity to pursue a career in the industry or to gain...

  • Natalie Holland

  • 3/06/2022

I have loved the modules so far and I…

I have loved the modules so far and I have a wonderful tutor who gives honest and constructive feedback. It’s...

  • Kim Molloy

  • 3/06/2022

Love this course!

Love this course! So much to learn & all very enjoyable. The modules are delivered in such an easy to understand...

The Course

At The Interior Design Institute, we don't just teach interior design; we encourage every student to access and nurture their own natural sense of flair and creativity. We also teach the technical and practical skills necessary to translate those design ideas into reality.

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Course Outline

The Interior Design Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in interior design by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Interior Design Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study course in Interior Design using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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The Author

Wende Reid has had a long and illustrious career practicing architectural, interior and furniture design and fine art consulting globally. Wende began her career in New York, and her work has been featured in highly prestigious stores, residences, five star hotels, five star resorts and international sporting events. You can read about her in publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and the sovereign nation of Kiribati. She has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs.

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Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Kim Lane

Kim Lane has been working within the interiors industry most of her career and has a particular interest in sustainable design. She combines her tutoring role for The Interior Design Institute, with creating decorative homewares using natural fibres, and running an online eco homewares store.

Bronwyn James

Bronwyn James was destined to pursue a career in the design industry. She grew up with creative parents who worked in design-related businesses and was always surrounded by colour samples

Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative company for interior design, decorating, property styling, colour consulting and art sourcing.

Wendi Snyder
Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in architecture and interior design.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Penny Sharp


I have always had a passion for Interior design and I have always found myself involved in the industry, and now with the experience and knowledge I have gained from the Interior Design Institute Diploma I feel 100% ready to start my own interior design business.

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Nikki Astwood


The course is easy to follow and provides a great base of information that can be applied to many different roles. I have since started my own photography and design business, where I apply many of the elements I learned in the course.

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Carina Ferguson


For anyone interested in interior design and who wants the flexibility of studying from home, I would highly recommend this course. Being able to set how slowly or quickly I worked through each module while looking after young children and part-time work, was really ideal.

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Donna Stringer

Whangarei Heads

My love for interior design has always been strong, I went looking for a course to do that I would be able to afford and when I stumbled across The Interior Design Institute, I knew it was the perfect course for me. As it was not only affordable, but it is also self-paced therefore being able to fit my study time in around a busy life!

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Lucy Furniss


The Interior Design Institute was a great choice of study for me. It was enjoyable from start to finish. Studying online made it very easy for me to still work full time and study at night without me needing to be anywhere at any particular time and it meant I work it all around my busy lifestyle.

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Stephen John Prosser


I had often considered a career in Interior Design but always thought it either too hard to get into or really didn’t know where to start. My confidence and skills have increased immensely since studying for this Diploma and I have a new outlook on the future – not to mention my house which is now looking pretty fantastic!

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Student Features

Let us inspire you with a selection of projects from our #IDIstudents.
Kelly Donougher
Casey O'Callahan
Rebecca McDonald
Leanne Abrahams
Sabina Staedler
Nardia Nelson
Mary Langley
Cassie Mcculloch
Andrea McQueen
Trish Khoury
Gregg Churchill
Stacey Seen

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in over 20 countries around the world.

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