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The Interior Design Institute

Level 2, 161 Manukau Road
Epsom, Auckland

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to complete the course?

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.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

Do I have to attend any classes?

No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in interior design?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in interior design.

What device is required?

Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and basic computer knowledge is required. You will need:

- Microsoft Office with Excel, PowerPoint and Word (or similar software)
- Internet access
- Printer
- Scanner or digital camera

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

What materials are required?

We recommend students source the following items. These are completely optional:

Scale ruler / Standard ruler / Lead pencil / Eraser / Fine liner black pen 0.5mm / Blank paper to draw on or a visual diary / Tape measure

What if I need more time?

If you need more time, you can purchase one of our affordable extensions. We currently offer 3, 6 and 12 month extensions. Alternatively, you can purchase an Advanced Module, which will come with a 6 month extension.

Will I be able to chat with other students?

Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group with over 20k active members. This group allows you to connect with other like-minded designers where you can discuss your assignments, the course and all things design.

Does the course include the Advanced Modules?

No. When you purchase our course, the Advanced Modules will not be included. Our Advanced Modules are short courses and are optional for those who wish to further their studies. They will be available to purchase for students who are enrolled in our course and have completed the first two modules. They are comprised of one module and one assignment and you are mentored by a specialist in the topic selected.

Can I purchase the Advanced Modules as a stand-alone course?

No. Unfortunately, we do not offer our Advanced Modules to the public. Only students enrolled in our course can purchase them.

I can’t draw, does that matter?

While it is desirable to be able to draw as an interior designer, it is not a requirement for our course. Our patient tutors are passionate and will teach you the correct techniques to express your ideas through drawing.

Do you mail any course notes or materials out?

Our courses are delivered online and all information is provided digitally. As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to our online student site. You can download the course materials as you proceed through each module. As the modules are provided in PDF format you can keep them for future reference and print if you wish. The only time we mail something out is when you successfully graduate our course.

Do the courses include Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) software?

Our course does not include any CAD software. We do, however, teach AutoCAD, ArchiCAD and SketchUp through our Advanced Modules. These can be purchased as you progress through the course.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 442 reviews.

  • Isabelle

  • 3 days ago

Absolutely loving the course so far

Absolutely loving the course so far, can't wait to pursue my dreams in becoming an Interior designer!

  • Sadie M

  • 23 days ago

This is a great course!

It covers a wide range of interior design aspects in only 12 months - and you get a diploma! Very...

  • Echo Luo

  • 26 days ago

Loving the course

Loving the course! It is well structured with in-depth materials and support from the tutor and IDI group. Looking forward...

  • Chipo Ngara

  • 31 days ago

The help and feedback from my tutor is excellent.

The help and feedback from my tutor is outstanding. Marking of assignments is within 5 days. The modules are easy...

  • Magdalene Tewes

  • 35 days ago

Best Online Interior Design

I didn't expect the course to go as in-depth and as detailed as it does. The course format is clear...

  • Hayley MacElvanna

  • 39 days ago

I am halfway through the course and…

I am halfway through the course and finding it really great. Learning a lot, very informative and good constructive feedback...

  • Geri Ellis

  • 44 days ago

Excellent material and easy to understand

Excellent learning material and easy to understand with flexibility to learn at preferred speed. Quick feedback provided to assignments.

  • Catherine Carey-Smith

  • 44 days ago

The course has been really thorough and…

The course has been really thorough and interesting, and feedback from the tutor is always detailed and constructive. I have...

  • Szilvia Zentai-Solya

  • 44 days ago

I am halfway through and addicted :)

Now, I am halfway through the online diploma course and addicted :). The modules are comprehensive, the resource materials are...

  • Frances

  • 47 days ago

Thoroughly enjoying the course

Thoroughly enjoying the course! It is super interesting and hands on. I am really impressed with the feedback from my...

  • Marsha

  • 47 days ago

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the IDI course

I'm only half way through the course and already I've learnt so much. The resource material is comprehensive and very...

  • Jo Williams

  • 50 days ago

Very rewarding Interior Design Diploma

I am half way through the Interior Design Diploma and loving it. The modules have been very interesting and I...

  • Cathy Ward

  • 50 days ago

Absolutely loving this course

Absolutely loving this course! I have learned so much about all aspects of the Interior Design process and I can't...

  • Natalia Gallart Pereyra

  • 51 days ago

I am very happy with the course so far

I am very happy with the course so far. It is awesome that not only provides the necessary information but...

  • Amy

  • 63 days ago

Outstanding!

Highly Recommend this course. So informative, and great support network from the IDI tutors.