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

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

Excellent

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 564 reviews.

  • Dee K

  • 25/07/2021

Great course

Great course, easy to follow, download, and upload assignments. The tutors are really helpful and mark fair. I would recommend...

  • Anthony

  • 23/07/2021

Love interior designs

No idea about house interior design, but this is a good course for wanna be designers just like myself.

  • Cathy Ward

  • 22/07/2021

I have absolutely loved this…

I have absolutely loved this experience! The knowledge and skills that I have developed thoughtout this course has been amazing!

  • LeeAnne Berney

  • 21/07/2021

Confidence to proceed

I have designed 4 homes for myself and my family but never felt confident enough to do it for anyone...

  • Anna-Marie Smith

  • 20/07/2021

The Interior Design Institute has…

The Interior Design Institute has proven to be more than great. For the first time in my life I actually...

  • Corrine Dixon

  • 17/07/2021

Started 22 Jan 21 now on Module 6.

Started 22 Jan 21. Presently working on Module 6 of IDI from New Zealand. I find the information and Modules...

  • Cham Yu

  • 16/07/2021

Great course

Really informative and enjoyable course. Excellent and easy to follow course structure. A great start for anyone interested in Interior...

  • Bastin Interiors

  • 16/07/2021

The course has been a lot more in depth…

The course has been a lot more in depth than I expected from an online course (which is great!). The...

  • Ingrid Ormandy

  • 15/07/2021

Loving this course

Loving this course. The modules are very very detailed and the assignments are well laid out. The facebook page is...

  • Em M

  • 14/07/2021

Worth it!

So much learnt and a really helpful tutor who has provided invaluable feedback! A couple of modules were not as...

  • Megan Jayne Boag

  • 11/07/2021

Interior Design Course

I am thoroughly enjoying every aspect of this course. Not only am I learning so much valuable information, I’m gaining...

  • MaddisonTurley

  • 29/06/2021

The IDI course is fantastic

I absolutely love this course, it has allowed me to discover a whole different part of me. It's great that...

  • Jane

  • 29/06/2021

Great to be able to study online

Great to be able to study online. The information in each module is very thorough. I'm gaining more confidence with...

  • Kerri B

  • 25/06/2021

IDI is a great course

IDI is a great course. In-depth information. Helpful tutors. I cannot wait to see where this takes me.

  • Natasha Blakley

  • 23/06/2021

I am absolutely loving working through…

I am absolutely loving working through the Interior Design Institute Course. It has exceeded my expectations!

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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Accreditation

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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

Whanganui

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

Wellington

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

Auckland

For anyone interested in interior design and want 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

Morrinsville

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

Waikanae

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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The Interior Design Institute

Ground Floor
Building 2/195 Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland
1051

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

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

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COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home, in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.