Interior Design & Decoration

Designed for the future, the Interior Design course is co-created with industry leaders changing the face of interior design.

Designed for the future, the Interior Design course is co-created with industry leaders changing the face of interior design.

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Interior Design & Decoration
Course Mentor & Community Support

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Self-paced Course

Learn anytime, anywhere. Build your skills with an industry-led course offering job ready skills. Access for up to 12 months.

Digital Badge & Certificate

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What will you learn?

Design Fundamentals: Where It All Begins

You’ll learn about the elements and principles of design and experiment with the creative process. You’ll also discover how to use knowledge about design history and design principles to form ideas.

Spatial Planning: Embrace Your Surroundings

Develop a technical understanding of how to use space to your advantage. You’ll design solutions for a range of spaces and use drawing techniques to start designing your dream room.

Lighting: The Life Source of Space

In this lesson, you will learn about the science of lighting and how lighting design can make a massive difference to your space. You’ll study ambient, accented, and natural light and begin specifying lights for your dream room!

Colour: How To Create a Mood

Explore how colour can influence mood and behaviour. You will discover an array of colour schemes, combinations and designs, and learn how to use a colour wheel to choose colour schemes.

Materiality: It’s All in the Detail!

Explore furnishing solutions, art and accessories for both interior and exterior spaces. You’ll be given the tools to make the best decisions for your space, guided by key style and functionality insights. Learn how adding design elements to a space can bring a room to life.

Furniture & Styling: Bring Your Space to Life

In this lesson, you’ll evaluate and analyse the best use of textiles, fabrics and finishes. You will explore various types of materials, with a strong focus on sustainable solutions.

Design for the Future: Sustainability Leadership for Interior Designers

The world is changing. So, how do we incorporate a sustainable lens into the design process? In this lesson, you’ll learn about Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD), selecting sustainable materials/supply chain practices, and how to design with durability, low-waste, and health and wellbeing in mind.

Making Your Mark: Business Fundamentals for Interior Designers

Looking to make a career change? This lesson will give you exactly what you need to launch into your new career in interiors. You will work towards defining your own interior design business goals, learn about various career opportunities within the interior design industry and start formulating your next steps.

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Partners & Collaborators

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Pia Watson
Associate at Tom Mark Henry (Course Mentor)

Pia Watson is our incredible Course Mentor! As an Associate at Tom Mark Henry she leads a wide variety of impressive projects including residential, commercial and retail.

Interior Design Association
Paul Coulson
President of the Interior Design Association

For nearly two decades, Paul has worked in the building and renovation industry across a broad spectrum of unique and challenging projects in the field of building and interior design.

Robyn Levin
Creative Coordinator at Jardan

Robyn is responsible for creating considered and on-brand interior, merchandising, styling and event solutions across Jardan’s four showrooms.

Nick Garnham
Director at Jardan

Nick is at the helm of design at Jardan, continuing the family business in creating environmentally conscious furniture production and renowned for quality and style.

Cushla McFadden
Director at Tom Mark Henry

As a director at Tom Mark Henry, Cushla brings not just her adept creativity but also a systematic delivery approach that ensures smooth organisation and clear communication at one of Australia’s most award-winning design firms.

Jade Nottage
Director at Tom Mark Henry

As a director at Tom Mark Henry, Jade brings an incredibly enthusiastic approach to managing clients and teams within the business as well as innovative design solutions in interior architecture, interior design and concept delivery.

Designing Interiors
Dawn Powell
Design Director at Designing Interiors

Dawn’s role as Design Director involves designing spaces for clients with a creative and professional approach right through from the initial consultation to hand over.

Resene Paint
Raychel Pierson
State Sales Manager at Resene

As the Victorian State Manager at Resene Paints, Raychel is responsible for providing product and specification advice to local designers and specifiers.

Atelier Ten
David Ritter
Director at Atelier Ten

Leader of Atelier Ten’s Melbourne office, David has over 20 years of experience in delivering cutting-edge ESD solutions. An accomplished environmental engineer and sustainability master planner, he has led ESD analysis and consultancy on major government, commercial, arts, culture, science and education projects around the world. David is a natural collaborator and innovator who is passionate about creating a zero-carbon future through intelligent environmental design.

Design & Co
Grainne Devlin
Creative Director and Interior Designer at Design & Co

Grainne is an experienced Interior Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry across Architectural selections, spatial planning and design.

Anissa Pianezzola
Vic State Manager at Jardan

Anissa is a passionate state manager, who leads teams and supports interior designers with specifying products for their projects.

The Style Game
Nicole Clark
Principal at The Style Game

As Principal at The Style Game, Nicole thrives on making every home unique and individual, whether showcasing a property for sale, or striving to make a house a welcoming home.

Abbie Freestone
Sustainability Consultant and Founder at Rewild Agency

Abbie is a passionate advocate on sustainability and its role in design and creating sustainable development.

Francis Atkins
Founder at Givvable

As a co-founder at Givvable, Frances advocates on sustainability. Her passion for social change and innovative technologies in the industry helps buyers and suppliers find the best solutions for a better world.

Belinda Price
Sales, Marketing & Product Director at Materialised

Belinda Price joined the family company in 1992 but her involvement in the textile industry dates back to when she was very young, always keen to be involved; selecting and assorting pieces of ‘rag.’ She lives and breathes Materialised, managing sales, marketing and product development teams and is rarely seen without a spark in her eye for the next innovation.
As the founder of Materialised says (who is also her Dad) “I would say she might very well have the fibre in my veins!”

James Charnley
Lead Trainer

James is the Lead Tech and Trainer for Sketchup Australia. He enjoys training a wide variety of people from school aged children to lead designers and architects. The software is an interior designer’s dream in helping to layout floor plans, extend walls and even add furniture and textures to bring interior design concepts to life.

Infokus Marketing
Tanya Duncan

Tanya is a Director of Infokus Marketing. Tanya works across various industries and develops creative marketing strategies using beautiful design, powerful words, and extensive knowledge of marketing platforms to create positive business outcomes.

Kara Harrison
Startup Accountant

Kara is a startup accountant who helps all kinds of businesses get off the ground and overcome any potential financial hurdles.

Yohan Philip
Lawyer and Advisor

Yohan is an experienced lawyer that helps founders, startups and frontier businesses commercialise ideas and acquire investment.

Canyon Brand
Mark Patterson

Mark is the owner of Canyon Brand, who are an agency that specialises in Brand Strategy, Creative Development and Business Development.

Canyon Brand
Jake Muir
Creative Director

Jake Muir is a creative director at Canyon Brand who helps organisations create, build and sustain great brands and personalities.

Collaborate With A Community

Engage with Industry Mentors

Participate in discussions, ask questions and share creative ideas with course mentors. Build impressive personal projects for your portfolio with feedback directly from industry-leading professionals

Grow your network

Make life-long connections, build ideas and collaborate on projects with like-minded people who share your passion for interior design.

Regular Industry Events

Discuss all things interior design and get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry in action at regular events and live study sessions where you will have the opportunity to interact with course mentors, industry experts and other exciting guest speakers.

Dedicated Community Manager

Ask questions, share ideas and feel empowered through your learning journey with personalised support tailored to suit your study style from our dedicated Community Manager.

What people are saying

4.4 out of 5

13 ratings

I am proud to be a course mentor for the Ulleo Interior Design and Decoration course. I love inspiring the next generation of designers by educating them in the roles and responsibilities of a designer, and the realities of the industry as a whole. The Ulleo course has impactful course content that was co-created by some of the industry’s top professionals. I love how the course has a strong focus on sustainable design. It is imperative that through education we equip designers with not only the skills that they need to be successful in interior design, but also how they can be part of solving a larger global issue.

Pia Watson Tom Mark Henry

When considering a future career path in the world of Interior Design and Decoration, it is essential to have the knowledge framework (and a whole lot of guts and instinct) to get started. The Ulleo online Interior Design & Decoration course has been developed by a host of industry professionals, which has resulted an invaluable and current resource through the study modules. The IDA are proud to be a part of this outstanding learning platform, and we look forward to welcoming graduating students into the membership

Paul Coulson IDA President

I've always had an interest in Interior Design and wanted to learn more about it, so I went searching for a short course online and found Ulleo.
It's been really easy to understand and follow the lessons. I'm loving being able to study at my own pace and to have the opportunity to engage with a variety of Professionals through the online study nights. Would highly recommend studying with Ulleo!

Kelly S. Learner

I am a working mum with two little kids. I wanted to do the interior design course for a long time, but due to kids and work never got the time . Then I saw an ad for Ulleo about self paced study and decided to join! I am enjoying it a lot! I can study at my own pace and times that suit my busy lifestyle. The course is very interactive.

Jaspreet K. Learner

I really enjoy the live sessions! I particularly loved the Coogee Wine Bar Concept Presentation night where we learnt all about the design process from consultation through to execution and the end results. It was great to listen to our mentor, Pia Watson, and her experience working on these real-time projects. The outcome was really impressive and inspirational for beginners. The interior design industry has a lot to offer for beginners like me, it seems the more creative you are the more you get to work with different clientele. I am really enjoying being part of the Ulleo Community.

Swathi N. Learner

Ulleo short course provides online recorded session, and we can go through it anytime, which is very helpful to me. I can access the session and course at any time. I am interested in interior design as design and decoration is my passion which I love and enjoy to do. I am enjoying the course provided by Ulleo as it was recorded and provides me various information regarding interior design. Also, fortnight live interaction session provided are of great value.

Renuka P. Learner

Your Course Options

We offer 2 tailored courses for all learning styles

6 Lessons

Interior Design & Decoration Essentials

If you want to renovate your space with expertise and learn to execute your creative ideas

  • Badge upon course completion
  • Shareable Certificate of Completion
8 Lessons

Interior Design & Decoration Professionals

If you’re a budding interior designers who want to start your career and take the first step towards starting your own business in interior design

  • Access to ‘Making your Mark: Business Fundamentals for Interior Designers’
  • Access to ‘Design for the Future: Sustainability Leadership for Interior Designers’
  • Shareable Certificate of Completion
  • Three badges upon course completion

Why Ulleo?

Get a head start in your learning journey with over $400 of course benefits including information on the latest design trends, access to industry events, and discounts on design tools and software that support your learning

*Some deals are only applicable for Australian learners

Welcome Pack*

Receive the latest industry magazines to help you find inspiration, design for the future and follow your passion!

Note: Welcome packs are currently delayed due to impacts from COVID-19

50% off IDA membership*

Receive 50% off the first year of your Interior Design Association membership on course completion. The IDA will connect you with designers, trade services and industry suppliers.

+ Free and unlimited access to IDA events while you study.

30% off Green Magazine annual subscription

Receive 30% discount on your annual subscription to Australia’s leading architecture, design, travel and landscape design publication.

Resene Paint - Colour Specifier Kit

Receive your very own Colour Specifier Kit including a colour wheel, multi finish palette sets, fan decks, test pot vouchers, a rainbow charger, a paintbrush pen and more!

Plant trees as you learn

For every lesson you complete, we’ll plant a tree. Together, we become part of the solution for future generations.

20% off Sketchup software

Bring your design ideas to life and save on SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Studio, industry-leading CAD technology for designers.

Our Pricing


Pay Upfront

Total Cost $1,500.00 AUD
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Buy Now, Pay Later

Fortnightly $375.00 AUD
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Payment Plan

Weekly $50.00 AUD
Total Cost $1,750 AUD Enrol Now

Pay Upfront

Total Cost $1,750.00 AUD
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Buy Now, Pay Later

Fortnightly $437.50 AUD
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Weekly $50.00 AUD
Total Cost $2,000 AUD Enrol Now

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I choose Interior Design and Decoration with Ulleo?

We believe that providing our learners with the opportunity to engage and learn directly from industry professionals strengthens course outcomes and sets us apart from other short course providers.

Our commitment to providing industry-led content means that every lesson has been created in collaboration with industry-leading interior design professionals to match learning objectives with current industry needs.

Our industry advisory panel and course collaborators include The Interior Design Association, Tom Mark Henry, Jardan, Resene Paint, Sketchup and more!

What is the duration of the course?

You will have 12 months from your date of enrolment to complete the course.

How many hours of learning are included in the course?

The Essentials course is around 40 hours of learning.

The Professionals course is around 60 hours of learning.

Who is my course mentor?

Your course mentor is Pia Watson. Pia is an Associate at top Sydney design firm, Tom Mark Henry. Pia works in all aspects of interior design including residential, commercial and retail.

How will I interact with my course mentor during the course?

You will have endless opportunities to engage with your course mentor through your learning journey. Your course mentor will interact with you through individual and group-based discussions, Ulleo Live! study sessions and course events as well as provide you with detailed feedback on your course projects and assessments.

Which software will I learn as part of this course?

You will have an introduction to industry-leading CAD technology called SketchUp which is an intuitive 3D modelling application that lets you create and edit 2D and 3D models.

How much does the course cost?

The Essentials course is $1750 ($1500 if paid for upfront)

The Professionals course is $2000 ($1750 if paid for upfront)

We have a range of payment methods to suit your needs and budget.

What are the career outcomes for this course?

Our Essentials course has been designed to provide you with an overview of interior design and decoration. This course is suitable for those wanting to learn about design to explore a future career, learn interior design as a hobby or tackle personal projects.

Our Professionals course has been designed for those who are seeking a career in interior design and are wanting to enter the design industry directly.

There are many pathways you can take as a designer, and as you progress through the course you may identify areas of interest that will guide your future career choices. The completion of the Making your Mark: Business Fundamentals and Design for the Future: Sustainability Leadership for Interior Designers are essential lessons for working in a design business and in learning how to shape a more sustainable future.

Careers in the industry include:

- Interior Designer
- Interior Decorator
- Property Stylist
- Colour Consultant
- Pre-Purchase Design Consultant
- Retail Design and Colour Consultant

Enrol today to find out who you will be!

What recognition will I get for completing this course?

On successful completion of our Essentials course, you will receive
- A Certificate of Completion
- A Digital Badge (issued by Credly)

On successful completion of our Professionals course you will receive:
- A Certificate of Completion
- Three Digital Badges for Essentials, Business Fundamentals and Sustainability Leadership (all badges are issued by Credly)

Your achievements can be easily shared with your network and prospective employers.

Does this course provide any pathways to further education?

Ulleo is partnered with several Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) and Higher Education (HigherEd) providers in providing our Learners with pathways to further studies. If you are interested in these pathways please email and we can provide you with more information.

Can’t find the information you need? Take a look at our FAQs and if you still have questions, use the contact us form and we’ll be in touch soon.

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