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Our interior design courses allow you to layer your creative flair with good principles of design to meet the aesthetic and functional criteria of any project. You'll learn how to interpret briefs and present your ideas to clients, whether you're designing residential or retail interiors, commercial spaces, or even rooms on cruise ships or in hotels.  

Interior Decoration and Design Open Days

At Holmesglen, our interior design courses take your creative flair and layer it with the principles of design and the skills so you can meet the aesthetic, functional and safety criteria of any project.


Visit us on Open Day and meet the teachers, tour the facilities and learn more about the creative field of Interior Decoration and Design.


You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools Interior Decoration course, the Certificate III in Interior Decoration Retail Services. Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

- , Thu, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for the selection and coordination of interior furnishings and finishes in the decoration of domestic and commercial interiors.

You will study interior decoration and learn the practical skills and knowledge required to plan and implement creative design and decoration solutions for a variety of interior environments. You will also learn skills in computing, Google SketchUp, presentation methods, soft furnishings, hard material application, colour theory and application.

You will have the opportunity to use Adobe design software throughout the program. You will create a folio of design work for art and design courses at tertiary level.


This course will prepare you for a range of interior design careers. Whether you want to decorate residential domestic interiors, retail interiors, commercial spaces or specialised rooms, this course will help you get there.

Explore the use of colour, work with fabrics, research design history and use computer aided design (CAD) and Adobe software to bring your ideas to life.

This is a practical hands on course, allowing you to view, touch and style hard materials and soft furnishing textiles.

You will learn invaluable skills in communication, teamwork, problem solving, in depth product knowledge and how to select appropriate products.

In addition, you will learn how to interpret customer needs and desired outcomes, identify and recommend improvements and learn valuable planning and organisational skills working in a safe environment.

You will develop an impressive portfolio of projects throughout the course, which you can use for presentation to potential employer and clients.


This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide design and
decoration advice for building interiors.

Subjects will cover the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of designed residential and commercial interior spaces.

The structured course will enable you to work with a client brief and within project parameters.

The projects cover an understanding of the application and effects of colour and pattern in interior spaces, the application of historic furnishings styles and their relationship to architectural periods, and current practice.

During your studies you will develop skills in researching and analysing client requirements, spatial planning, selecting and specifying complete decoration solutions for residential commercial projects, preparing reflected ceiling plans for power and communications services, and preparing design reports and documentation for projects.

You will also learn how to work with builders, architects, suppliers and contractors, and how to provide them with working and contract documentation.


If you are interested in design and have a passion for interiors, this course will develop and enhance your skills and knowledge required for creative and technical solutions for detailing complex residential, commercial and institutional interior environments.

The course will provide you with a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge for interior design processes that follow a systematic and coordinated methodology. 

Gain the skills required to research, analyse and integrate your knowledge into designs that meet efficiency, comfort, safety and aesthetic requirements within an interior.

Design projects within this course emphasise space creation, space planning, and the factors that affect peoples' responses to living and working environments.

You will learn how to create and develop designs derived from a brief, while adhering to regulatory requirements, using industry standard software and incorporating the knowledge and principles of interior design.

Design projects may include designing acilities for people with disabilities, residential, institutional design, exhibitions or commercial developments.