Interior Designer

Plans, designs, details and supervises the construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments.
Training time 6 - 18 months
Average pay $59,780
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,600

What does an Interior Designer do?

  • determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • researching and analysing spatial, functional, efficiency, safety and aesthetic requirements
  • formulating design concepts for building interiors
  • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and plans to communicate design concepts
  • negotiating design solutions with clients, management, suppliers and construction staff
  • selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, furniture and products for interiors
  • detailing and documenting selected design for construction


  • Commercial Interior Designer
  • Environmental Designer
  • Residential Interior Designer
  • Retail Interior Designer

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Diploma of Interior Design
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
Certificate IV in Feng Shui