Short Course
Online Option

Certificate in Interior Design (Micro-credential)

Level 5
7 weeks

During this 7 week part time course you’ll learn the principles and processes of how to create a successful interior design concept. 

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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.

Course Highlights:

  • 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

  • Design history

  • Influential designers

  • Construction materials, methods & techniques

  • Furniture & soft furnishings

  • Textiles

  • Market trends: what's happening now

  • What is a design brief? Look at the site, the space, heritage, is it practical, aesthetics, intended use.

Design Solution

  • Developing initial ideas and concepts

  • Producing mood and sample boards

  • Working to a design brief

  • An introduction to perspective drawing techniques

  • Floor plans

  • Scale drawings

  • Digital Communication

  • 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.


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Interior Design Information Pack

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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.



Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our 7-week online course covers interior design principles, materials, and trends. Earn an NZQA Certificate - Level 5 (Micro-credential).

An interior architecture and design course teaches principles, processes, and practical applications on how to create a successful interior design concept.



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