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Interior Design & Decoration

Interior Design & Decoration
Learn from Industry Experts

Learn from leading industry voices and gain a real-world understanding of interior design.

Bring Your Ideas to Life

Bring your creative ideas to life with industry-standard technology and practices.

Kickstart Your Career

For those looking to make their mark, receive expert guidance from qualified course mentors.

Learn more about Ulleo's Interior Design & Decoration course...

 

Course Outline

  • 1
    Design Fundamentals Where It All Begins
    Included with Essentials
    Try for FREE

    Explore the elements and principles of design, including different styles and how to source inspiration. As you begin to experiment with the creative process, you will also discover how to use your knowledge about design history and design principles to generate new ideas.

    • Design Elements & Principles
    • Design Styles
    • Opportunities Within Interior Design
    • Finding Inspiration
    • Case Study: Lifecycle of a Project

  • 2
    Spatial Planning Embrace Your Surroundings
    Included with Essentials

    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. You will also get an introduction to SketchUp, to help you develop your own 3D and 2D projects.

    • An Introduction to Spatial Planning
    • Case Study: Renovation Walkthrough
    • Detailed SketchUp Tutorials
    • Activity: Drawing a Floorplan

  • 3
    Lighting The Life Source of Space
    Included with Essentials

    Learn about the transformative effects of lighting. You will study the different types of light (ambient, accented and natural light), the science of lighting, and how to design a space that is not only beautiful but also fits the right mood and functionality for your client.

    • An Introduction to Lighting
    • Types of Lighting
    • Reflected Light & Colour
    • The Science of Lighting
    • Natural Lighting
    • Planning for Lighting Design

  • 4
    Colour How To Create a Mood
    Included with Essentials

    Explore the world of colour and its vital impact on mood and behaviour within a space. You will discover an array of colour schemes, combinations and designs, as well as how to use practical tools such as the colour wheel to create the perfect space.

    • Colour Theory
    • Decorating With Colour
    • Specifying Colour
    • Collaborating With Colour
    • Sustainability & Paint

  • 5
    Materiality It's All in the Detail!
    Included with Essentials

    Discover the different textiles, fabrics and finishes you can utilise as an Interior Designer. With a strong focus on sustainable solutions, you will learn how to specify, collaborate, and decorate using a range of materials.

    • Introduction to Materiality
    • Types of Finishes
    • Types of Fabrics & Textiles
    • Sourcing Functional Materials
    • Design Elements & Materiality
    • Working With Materials
    • Specifying Textiles & Fabrics

  • 6
    Furniture & Styling Bring Your Space to Life
    Included with Essentials

    Explore furnishing solutions, art, and accessories for both interior and exterior spaces. You will 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.

    • Functionality
    • Quality & Comfort
    • Styling Tips for the Home
    • Aesthetics
    • Types of Clients
    • Specification & Collaboration

  • 7
    Design for the FuturePRO Sustainability Leadership for Interior Designers
    Included with Professional

    As we work to combat the world's biggest challenges, sustainability is an important part of any industry. Get to know those who are paving a sustainable future within the design industry and discover the important principles of Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD), including materiality, supply chains, waste, ethics, and social wellbeing.

    • How We Got Here
    • Sourcing Materials Responsibly
    • Finding Responsible Suppliers
    • Environmentally Sustainable Design
    • A Regenerative Mindset
    • Designing for People
    • An Industry in Transition
    • Industry Standards & Credentials

  • 8
    Making Your MarkPRO Business Fundamentals for Interior Designers
    Included with Professional

    Ready to make your mark? Learn everything you need to know to launch a career in Interior Design. With the help of experts, you will explore a variety of career opportunities and create specific business goals so that you can start working towards your future - today.

    • So, You Want to Start a Business?
    • Marketing & Branding
    • Customer Personas
    • Brand Personality
    • A Lawyer’s Perspective
    • Determining Your Value
    • Accounting Systems
    • Pricing & Quoting
    • Reaching Your Audience

Included with Essentials
Try for FREE

Explore the elements and principles of design, including different styles and how to source inspiration. As you begin to experiment with the creative process, you will also discover how to use your knowledge about design history and design principles to generate new ideas.

  • Design Elements & Principles
  • Design Styles
  • Opportunities Within Interior Design
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Case Study: Lifecycle of a Project

Featuring
  • Nicole Clarke
    Nicole Clarke Principal at The Style Guide
  • Dawn Powell
    Dawn Powell Design Director at Designing Interiors
  • Paul Coulson
    Paul Coulson President of the Interior Design Association
  • Pia Watson
    Pia Watson Associate at Tom Mark Henry
Included with Essentials

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. You will also get an introduction to SketchUp, to help you develop your own 3D and 2D projects.

  • An Introduction to Spatial Planning
  • Case Study: Renovation Walkthrough
  • Detailed SketchUp Tutorials
  • Activity: Drawing a Floorplan

Featuring
  • Paul Coulson
    Paul Coulson President of the Interior Design Association
  • James Charnley
    James Charnley Lead Trainer at SketchUp Australia
Included with Essentials

Learn about the transformative effects of lighting. You will study the different types of light (ambient, accented and natural light), the science of lighting, and how to design a space that is not only beautiful but also fits the right mood and functionality for your client.

  • An Introduction to Lighting
  • Types of Lighting
  • Reflected Light & Colour
  • The Science of Lighting
  • Natural Lighting
  • Planning for Lighting Design

Featuring
  • Pia Watson
    Pia Watson Associate at Tom Mark Henry
Included with Essentials

Explore the world of colour and its vital impact on mood and behaviour within a space. You will discover an array of colour schemes, combinations and designs, as well as how to use practical tools such as the colour wheel to create the perfect space.

  • Colour Theory
  • Decorating With Colour
  • Specifying Colour
  • Collaborating With Colour
  • Sustainability & Paint

Featuring
  • Raychel Pierson
    Raychel Pierson State Sales Manager at Resene
Included with Essentials

Discover the different textiles, fabrics and finishes you can utilise as an Interior Designer. With a strong focus on sustainable solutions, you will learn how to specify, collaborate, and decorate using a range of materials.

  • Introduction to Materiality
  • Types of Finishes
  • Types of Fabrics & Textiles
  • Sourcing Functional Materials
  • Design Elements & Materiality
  • Working With Materials
  • Specifying Textiles & Fabrics

Featuring
  • Belinda Price
    Belinda Price Director at Materialised
  • Dawn Powell
    Dawn Powell Design Director at Designing Interiors
  • Raychel Pierson
    Raychel Pierson State Sales Manager at Resene
Included with Essentials

Explore furnishing solutions, art, and accessories for both interior and exterior spaces. You will 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.

  • Functionality
  • Quality & Comfort
  • Styling Tips for the Home
  • Aesthetics
  • Types of Clients
  • Specification & Collaboration

Featuring
  • Robyn Levin
    Robyn Levin Creative Coordinator at Jardan
  • Nick Garnham
    Nick Garnham Director at Jardan
  • Anissa Pianezzola
    Anissa Pianezzola State Manager at Jardan
Included with Professional

As we work to combat the world's biggest challenges, sustainability is an important part of any industry. Get to know those who are paving a sustainable future within the design industry and discover the important principles of Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD), including materiality, supply chains, waste, ethics, and social wellbeing.

  • How We Got Here
  • Sourcing Materials Responsibly
  • Finding Responsible Suppliers
  • Environmentally Sustainable Design
  • A Regenerative Mindset
  • Designing for People
  • An Industry in Transition
  • Industry Standards & Credentials

Featuring
  • David Ritter
    David Ritter Director at Atelier Ten
  • Frances Atkins
    Frances Atkins Co-Founder of Givvable
  • Abbie Freestone
    Abbie Freestone Sustainability Consultant at Rewild Agency
  • Cushla McFadden
    Cushla McFadden Director at Tom Mark Henry
  • Nick Garnham
    Nick Garnham Director at Jardan
Included with Professional

Ready to make your mark? Learn everything you need to know to launch a career in Interior Design. With the help of experts, you will explore a variety of career opportunities and create specific business goals so that you can start working towards your future - today.

  • So, You Want to Start a Business?
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Customer Personas
  • Brand Personality
  • A Lawyer’s Perspective
  • Determining Your Value
  • Accounting Systems
  • Pricing & Quoting
  • Reaching Your Audience

Featuring
  • Paul Coulson
    Paul Coulson President at the Interior Design Association
  • Mark Patterson
    Mark Patterson Owner of Canyon Brand
  • Grainne Devlin
    Grainne Devlin Co-Creative Director at Design & Co
  • Jake Muir
    Jake Muir Creative Director at Canyon Brand
  • Kara Harrison
    Kara Harrison Start-Up Accountant at Luna
  • Yohan Philip
    Yohan Philip Lawyer & Advisor at Luna
  • Tanya Duncan
    Tanya Duncan Director at Infokus Marketing

Digital Badge & Certificate

Celebrate and share your achievement with your network and prospective employers.


Certificate of Completion


Digital Badge

Real-world stories and insights

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.

Pia Watson

Associate at Tom Mark Henry

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

Robyn Levin

Creative Coordinator at Jardan

In her role at Jardan, Robyn creates considered and on-brand interior, merchandising, styling and event solutions across the company's four showrooms.

Cushla McFadden

Director at Tom Mark Henry

As a Director of one of Australia's most award-winning firms, Cushla brings not just her adept creativity but also a systematic delivery approach that ensures smooth organisation and clear communication.

Nick Garnham

Director at Jardan

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

Dawn Powell

Design Director at Designing Interiors

As a Design Director, Dawn's role involves designing spaces for clients with a creative and professional approach - right through from the initial consultation to presentation.

Jade Nottage

Director at Tom Mark Henry

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

Raychel Pierson

State Sales Manager at Resene

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

David Ritter

Director at Atelier Ten

With over 20 years of experience in delivering cutting-edge Environmentally Sustainable Design solutions, David is an innovator who is passionate about creating a zero-carbon future through intelligent environmental design.

Grainne Devlin

Creative Director at Design & Co

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

Anissa Pianezzola

State Manager at Jardan

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

Nicole Clarke

Principal at The Style Game

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

Abbie Freestone

Sustainability Consultant & Founder at Rewild Agency

Abbie is a passionate advocate for sustainability and its role in design. She is committed to uncovering new ways of thinking about how sustainability can be embedded within businesses.

Frances Atkins

Co-Founder of Givvable

As the Co-Founder of Givvable, Frances advocates for 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's involvement in the textile industry dates back to when she was young - selecting and assorting pieces of rag! She lives and breathes Materialised and is rarely seen without a spark in her eye for the next innovation.

James Charnley

Lead Trainer at SketchUp Australia

James enjoys training a wide variety of people in SketchUp, from school kids to lead designers and architects. SketchUp is the perfect software for Interior Designers, helping them to digitally bring their concepts to life.

Tanya Duncan

Director at Infokus Marketing

Working across various industries, Tanya develops creative marketing strategies using beautiful design, powerful words, and extensive knowledge of platforms that create positive business outcomes.

Kara Harrison

Start-Up Accountant at Luna

As an accountant for start-ups, Kara is passionate about helping all kinds of businesses get off the ground and overcome any potential financial hurdles.

Yohan Philip

Lawyer & Advisor at Luna

Yohan is an experienced lawyer that helps founders, start-ups and frontier businesses commercialise their ideas and acquire investment.

Mark Patterson

Owner of Canyon Brand

Mark is the owner of Canyon Brand and specialises in helping businesses and organisations with their brand strategy, and creative and business development.

Jake Muir

Creative Director at Canyon Brand

As the Creative Director at Canyon Brand, Jake is passionate about helping businesses and organisations create, build, and sustain great brands and personalities.

Course Options

We offer 2 tailored course options to choose from.

Looking to get creative?

Essentials

6

Lessons

$1500 AUD

Total cost $1500 AUD

Learn how to execute design ideas and create your own beautiful spaces.

  • Badge upon course completion
  • Shareable Certificate of Completion

popular

Dreaming of a career?

Professionals

8

Lessons

$1750 AUD

Total cost $1750 AUD

Learn how to start your own interior design business from those who know best.

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

Looking to get creative?

Essentials

6

Lessons

$375 AUD

/fortnight

Total cost $1500 AUD

Learn how to execute design ideas and create your own beautiful spaces.

  • Badge upon course completion
  • Shareable Certificate of Completion

popular

Dreaming of a career?

Professionals

8

Lessons

$437.50 AUD

/fortnight

Total cost $1750 AUD

Learn how to start your own Interior Design business from those who know best.

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

Looking to get creative?

Essentials

6

Lessons

$50 AUD

/weekly

Total cost $1750 AUD

Learn how to execute design ideas and create your own beautiful spaces.

  • Badge upon course completion
  • Shareable Certificate of Completion

popular

Dreaming of a career?

Professionals

8

Lessons

$50 AUD

/weekly

Total cost $2000 AUD

Learn how to start your own interior design business from those who know best.

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

Looking to gift this course?

Know someone who would love this course?
Make gift-giving easy with Ulleo.

Over $400 of course benefits

As a Ulleo learner, get the most out of your experience with exclusive access to over $400 worth of amazing interior design products, tools, and services.

*Some deals are only available to Australian-based 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.

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.

What people are saying

“Would highly recommend studying with Ulleo!"

Kelly - Learner

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 love being able to study at my own pace and have the opportunity to engage with a variety of professionals through the online study nights. Would highly recommend studying with Ulleo!

"I can study at my own pace"

Jaspreet - Learner

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

"I am enjoying being part of the Ulleo Community"

Swathi - 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.

“Ulleo are a hidden gem”

Renuka - Learner

Ulleo's short course provides recorded live sessions, which I can go through any time. This is very helpful to me. I am interested in Interior Design as design and decoration is my passion. I am enjoying the course and the fortnightly interactive live sessions provide great value.

Want to know more?

We’re here to help.
Have a look at our FAQs or browse our Help Centre.

Who is Ulleo’s Interior Design & Decoration course for?

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 will find inspiration for each. 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.

Ulleo is partnered with several Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and Higher Education (HigherEd) providers to provide learners with pathways to further study. If you are interested in these pathways please email support@ulleo.com and we can provide you with more information.

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 is the duration of the course?

You will have 12 months from your date of enrolment to complete the course. The Essentials course option spans around 40 hours of learning, while the Professionals course option spans around 60 hours. This includes watching, reading and studying the course materials, as well as quizzes and assignments.

Who are my course mentors?

Your course mentors are Pia Watson and Isabelle Foley. 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.

Isabelle is an Interior Designer at Bates Smart. Having worked across the industry, including a role alongside Pia at Tom Mark Henry, Isabelle has a depth of industry wisdom to share.

You will have endless opportunities to engage with your course mentors throughout your learning journey – through individual and group-based discussions, Ulleo Live! panels and workshops and course events. They will also 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.

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.

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