About the Course
This industry-led short course can help you turn your passion into a practical skillset and help you take that first step towards starting your own interior design business.
Learn directly from industry experts who will help you master the skills, styles and best practices you need to succeed in today’s industry — and tomorrow’s.
Course content is created in collaboration with industry professionals
Immersive online learning experiences that cater to different learning styles
Engaging videos to explain each topic, sharing stories and insights from industry leaders
Lifetime exclusive access to a tight-knit community of like-minded learners
Interactive assessments that allow learners to test their knowledge and go towards building their first professional portfolio
Click to browse the list of subjects and topics covered in this course.
Design Fundamentals: Where It All Begins
In this lesson you will learn design basics with a strong focus on Environmentally Sustainable Design. You’ll learn about the elements and principles of design and experiment with the creative process. You’ll also be able to use knowledge about design history and design principles to form ideas.
Spatial Planning: Know what you’re working with
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.
Textiles, Fabrics & Finishes: It’s all in the detail!
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.
Furniture & Styling, Art & Accessories: Bring your space to life
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 space can bring a room to life.
Making Your Mark: Business fundamentals for Interior Designers in Interior Design
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.
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.
Demonstrate your knowledge with real-world scenarios.
We believe the best way to learn is to put your new skills to the test in practical activities that can help prepare you for the real world working in interior design.
Develop a concept presentation
- Throughout the course, you’ll be tasked with creating a concept presentation and pitch to showcase your new skills as you progress through the lessons
- You’ll have the opportunity to gain feedback on your work directly from a course mentor who works in the industry
- Optional fortnightly study nights where you can ask questions, about the course or the industry
- There is an interactive quiz at the end of each lesson to help you test your knowledge
- Each lesson contains a practical activity to help you hone your skills and apply them to real-world scenarios
Ulleo offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner:
- Upfront payment (possible discounts for eligible candidates)
- Third-party finance (subject to lender approval criteria)
Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, online study material and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for VET FEE-Help or other assisted government funding. Access to Third-party finance is subject to lender approval criteria.
Find out more about the payment options for this course.
Pia Watson – Tom Mark Henry
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.
Jaspreet K – Student
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.
Kelly S – Student
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with more information.