Why Studying a Nationally Accredited Course is a Game-Changer: The Advantages Unveiled

Embarking on the Diploma of Interior Design promises to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of Interior design with everything from technical skills, industry knowledge, to an awareness of the design processes that influence the spaces in which we live, work, shop, and dine. With the help of academics and industry specialists, our course lays the groundwork for a range of careers in the industry. This diploma is also a pathway for further study in the field.

The pursuit of excellence and the highly competitive nature of an ever-changing educational landscape has pushed many students to explore alternatives outside of the usual channels. In the meantime, Registered Training Organisations are achieving higher standards in vocational training and skills development. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of studying with a Registered Training Organisation and why it can be the best option for your academic and professional development.

What are the advantages of studying The Diploma of Interior Design - MSF50222?

There are numerous study alternatives accessible today but it is vital that students receive quality training from trustworthy and certified learning providers. Students need to feel confident that their chosen educational body can provide the standard required to expand their knowledge in a meaningful way, whether they are developing a career or starting out.

Interior designer working on 3D interior design drawing using a painting brush.

Nationally Accredited training:

Studying a nationally accredited course ensures that you receive an education that is compliant with the Australian standards in education, which is based on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that the training and qualifications obtained are recognised and respected across Australia, as well as monitored and kept to a reputable standard. Receiving a Registered Training Organisation qualification gives you that competitive edge, regardless of the direction you take your career journey.

Flexible Learning Options:

Our Academy provides different learning modes, including online learning. This flexibility ensures that individuals can balance work, family, or other commitments while pursuing their education.

Quality Assured:

Registered Training Organisations are subject to regular external audits by government agencies. These audits ensure that the education delivered meets high-quality requirements so that students can obtain the best standard of education in that field. The very structure of a Registered Training Organisation involves a mandate to consistently review and update their courses to remain in line with industry advancements. Students are therefore guaranteed a level of training that is cutting-edge and relevant.

Expert Trainers:

Our Trainers are more than just educators, they are also industry specialists. This brings a wealth of practical knowledge into the learning environment, providing students with insights that go beyond what they can learn from textbooks. The high level of training coupled with the experience of a professional interior designer, offers students a unique and thorough insight into the industry.

Interior designer holding a colour palettes in their hand, and matching the colours to the room design.

Do RTOs provide higher-quality training?

To qualify as a Registered Training Organisation, the provider must achieve stringent and high-level government educational requirements and be registered with the ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority). These requirements encompass suitable knowledge and skill outputs, as well as excellent teaching and course material.

RTO’s typically provide outstanding student support services as well as a more specialised curriculum for their certifications. This allows for a granular level of learning with constant supervision meaning, no student is left behind.

Can an RTO qualification help me make more money?

Successfully completing an RTO registered Diploma of Interior Design equips post-graduates with a qualification that employers seek. A qualification gained from an RTO can also serve as a stepping stone to higher-level qualifications, such as bachelor's degrees. This means you earn even higher qualifications in a shorter time and be confident that you are on the best route to achieving your goals.

Do RTOs issue nationally accredited qualifications?

In order to offer Nationally Accredited courses, an RTO is obligated to meet all educational quality standards and regulatory requirements governed by the Australian Government. They are all required to follow government quality guidelines and offer training that leads to qualifications that are nationally recognised.

This course is designed to develop your expertise in a broad range of design advice and services. Among others, you will learn to:

  • Research and analyse a client’s goals and requirements
  • Plan, arrange and style interiors and prepare detailed client presentations
  • Select and specify colour schemes, furniture, fabrics, fixtures and lighting
  • Work in collaboration with builders, architects and service contractors
  • Prepare detailed design documentation.

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Potential Qualification pathways:

MSF60122 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design*

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design*

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture*

*These courses are not offered by AAID.

Potential career paths

There are numerous fields an interior designer may find themself drawn to. As you progress through your studies, you may find you become interested in new areas of design that you had not initially considered. Some interior designers work across several fields. Some examples of different areas include:

  • Residential interior designer

>  Kitchen - Bathroom - Home office - Dining rooms - living rooms - Bedrooms and Children’s rooms

  • Commercial interior designer

> Hospitality - Food and Beverage - Retail - Corporate - Exhibition - Entertainment - Education - Healthcare - Aviation and Marine

  • Specialist ares

> FF&E - Home Staging - Furniture design - Lighting design - CAD technician - 3D Visualiser - Sustainability designer

An Interior Designer in Australia can expect an average salary of $74,148 - $110.000 and upwards. (Salaries are sourced from au.talent.com/salary and payscale.com and are in AUD. Information is current as of August 2023.)


Click here to learn more about the benefits of studying this RTO Diploma of Interior Design. Embark on a journey of creativity and excellence. Enrol in our Interior Design courses and shape spaces that tell stories.

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Written by: Fiona Byrne

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