Certificate in Interior Design (Micro-credential)
During this 7 week part time course you’ll learn the principles and processes of how to create a successful interior design concept.
Part-time evening course | Tuesday & Thursday evenings | 6pm-9pm | via Remote Learning | 7 credits at Level 5
Transform your creative ideas into reality.
Delivered live by an experienced Interior Designer. Develop your design style and add value to your property.
During this 7 week part time course you’ll learn the principles and processes of how to create a successful interior design concept. You'll learn the fundamentals of design history, explore different materials that enhance your interior style and look at current interior trends which you will then apply to the design of your own space.
You’ll be introduced to design history, explore materials, elements and trends, and develop research in preparation for creating a design solution of your own. Learn the drawing techniques you need to develop and visualise an interior space, and combine these with your research to create an engaging design solution
Walk away with relevant skills that can be applied to renovations, remodeling, real estate staging and assisting buyers with decisions about colour and interior décor.
This course is the first and only Interior Design Micro-credential in New Zealand.
Once you have completed this course, you will have an NZQA Certificate in Interior Design - Level 5 (Micro-credential), worth 7 credits.
After graduating, you will be able to use the foundation knowledge learnt in this course to apply Interior Design principles to small-scale projects. You will also be fully equipped for further study at higher levels (Level 5 and 6).
Live Online Classes:
Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced Interior Design industry professional in real time. Your mentor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.
What you'll learn
Interior Design principles & process
Principles of Interior Design
Design process: how to make sure your design is a winner
Construction materials, methods & techniques
Furniture & soft furnishings
Market trends: what's happening now
What is a design brief? Look at the site, the space, heritage, is it practical, aesthetics, intended use.
Developing initial ideas and concepts
Producing mood and sample boards
Working to a design brief
An introduction to perspective drawing techniques
Developing a design solution
Presentation of your design solution
A bit more information
For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend:
Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates)
You have reliable internet speed and connection
A webcam and microphone
Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud software.
For more information on general computer requirements, visit our FAQ's here
Students are required to have a scale ruler, a general paper supply and a range of pencils and fineliners for this course.
Domestic Students: $490.00 (including GST)*
International Students: $1,575.00 tuition fee + $447.50 registration fee (including GST)**
Payment Options (Domestic Students only)
Pay by Invoice (Eligible for Organisations only)
Pay at a Campus (During office hours only)
International students: Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This course is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.
Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure. To see more about other Terms and Conditions, please click here.
Learners will be eligible to enter this Micro-credential if they:
Are at least 16 years old, and
Have basic computer skills and an interest in interior design, and
Hold NCEA Level 2 or equivalent evidence that they have the ability to succeed in the micro-credential Students with English as a second language require IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) with no band lower than 5.0.
Enrolment Requirements: Please see below on the course entry requirements and other information before enrolling. Upon application, we will request the following information and documentation before you start the course.
Completed Enrolment Form - Upon application we will ask you to complete an enrolment form.
Verified Form of ID - We require certified copies of your identity and residency documentation. This can be a valid passport or birth certificate.
Proof of NZ Residency or Citizenship - If not stated on your passport of birth certificate, you will also need to provide proof of citizenship/residency in New Zealand if applying as a domestic student.
International Students - Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.
Course Start Dates
Lauren Scott - Tutor
Lauren currently works as a Senior Commercial Designer at Outline Design specialising in workspace design. After graduating from Durban University of Technology in South Africa, she worked in the commercial design industry for 5 years before moving to New Zealand at the end of 2013. Lauren has many years of experience as an Interior Design Lecturer both in NZ and in South Africa. Passionate about functional & beautiful spatial design, Lauren has 7 years commercial experience and 12 years overall as an Interior Designer.
Student Work - Amy Daniels
3D perspective drawings and floor plan with soft and hard finishes.
For Amy's project, she designed a living space with desk space, window seats, bookshelves, and an area for watching TV. It is a calm, cozy space with large window spaces to draw emphasis to the high ceilings. Her design includes new furniture, lights, carpet and curtains. - Amy Daniels
Student Work - Krisha Tiffany Rallon
- Krisha Tiffany Rallon, Junior Design Architect Work featured created by Krisha as part of her final project in the Interior Design Micro-credential.
Student Work - Amy Story
Proposed layout and overall look and feel.
Amy has designed 'The Husband Retreat'. The goal of this design is to create a comfortable and functional space for her husband to both relax and work from, and be surrounded by the things he loves.
She has created an office space, an area to relax in, a place to display collectables, and an area for board games.- Amy Story
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