Certificate in Interior Design and Decoration




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The ICI Interior Design & Decoration course has been designed in consultation with the Interior Decoration & Design industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently. Course units include:
Introduction to Interior Design and Decoration
Elements and Principles of Design
Functional and Decorative Use of Colour
Lighting Effects on Colour
Planning a Harmonious Decorative Colour Scheme for a Client
Light and Colour I
Light and Colour II
Light and Colour III
Decorating Styles
How to Decorate (Step by Step)
Building Systems and Components
Interior Planting
Job Seeking Skills
Starting Your Own Interior Design Business
Career prospects
Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make homes and businesses more beautiful, comfortable and effective.
There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. As an interior designer and decorator (also known as an interior architect) you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality.
If you start your own interior design and decorating business you will enjoy the freedom of being your own boss and could earn $100,000 or more per year. And perhaps most importantly your interior design and decorating work will be fun, interesting, and personally rewarding.
Interior design decorators are more in demand than ever before. Most are hired to design and decorate either homes or corporate offices.
Here are just a few of the types of businesses that need interior designers and decorators:
Advertising agencies
Art galleries
Bed and breakfasts
Boutique stores
Corporate head offices
Hotels Law firms
Model homes for home builders
Museum stores
Public relations firms
Many other types of businesses from doctors i offices to luxury car dealerships
Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you ill never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.
Recognition & Accreditation
This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very hands on approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the theory behind the industry - they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.
ICI is a design school member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). ICI students are eligible to join the IIDA as Student Members, which qualifies them for entry to trade shows and provides discounts on products. (Relevant to: Interior Design & Decoration courses offered by ICI).


Which department am I in? Faculty of Design

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) Program specific prerequisite courses; Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian). Other English language requirements accepted: TOEFL paper based score of 550;  TOEFL computer based score of 213; Achieve a minimum score of 85 on the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) offered by the University of Michigan; Achieve a score of 60 or more in the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment).

Entry Requirement For International Student

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into course level. Students may enroll directly into Certificate level without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Georgian College

Online/Distance (24 weeks)

AUD $1,611 for the entire course; AUD $49 per week (Weekly Installment Plan)

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Lakehead University Thunder Bay Campus, 955 Oliver Road, THUNDER BAY, Ontario (ON), P7B 5E1, Canada