Applying for courses at Design School

Our Interior Decoration courses require prospective students to undertake an application process, to make sure that you’re the right fit for Design school, and that we’re the right fit for you.
You do not need to have a folio or any prior experience in the design world to apply. We are looking for motivated individuals first and foremost, whom are eager to learn and are prepared to commit themselves to exciting new opportunities.

An application involves: a visit to Design School, a short interview, filling out some paperwork, organising government funding (if applicable) and completing a few basic skills tests in the fields of literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

As part of the application process we also draft a payment plan, but please note that absolutely no money changes hands until you have been offered a place in the course; and then only if you accept it.


Before you book an appointment: (click the following + icons to expand)

Check to see if you would be eligible for government funding for this course
Finding this out requires no lengthy phone calls or Centrelink visits; just that you have a read of the following short document here. If you’re still unsure after looking over these questions, please call us on 0421 788 813 to confirm your eligibility status in advance of your booking.
Ensure you're available for the duration of the course
Most courses run for around 13 months from commencement to completion, this includes all scheduled time off class to account for school holidays and public holidays.
It’s expected for students to miss a class here or there, but if you have a lengthy vacation booked during usual school operating terms, or are planning on moving away etc. please reconsider applying for one of our courses at a future date when it’s more suitable for you.
You'll need (at minimum) a basic level of computer skills to be accepted into the course

By no means do you need to be a computer expert, but you do need to know the basics such as::
~ using your internet browser,
~ downloading files & images from the internet, then locating said files once downloaded,
~ copying / pasting / renaming / saving / files
~ ability to use the basics of presentation software (such as, but not limited to: powerpoint, keynote or canva)

But most importantly, make sure the course is right for you

If you’re unsure if our course is the right fit for you, please contact us to get more details or potentially organise a site visit during school hours. You could also take a second look at our course flyer here. Or maybe you would potentially be inspired by our instagram.

Applications for future courses are not yet open. Usually applications are taken a month or two in advance of the course start.

To book an application appointment, all you need to do is contact us via email on or via phone on 0421 788 813 and include the following information:

- Any dates/times you are available to apply from those listed below (the more the merrier)

- Whether or not you are eligible for government funding (as this will alter the application process slightly).

Appointments will be confirmed by email, and you will receive more details about what identification/materials you'll need to bring along at that time. Application appointments may last between 50 and 70 minutes, so please allow time to complete the process.

Depending upon levels of interest, you may need to share an appointment with another applicant. This should not affect the length of your booking.
Class sizes in total will not exceed 25 students. Should we have an excess of applicants for any one class places will not be offered to those applying first, but rather those with the most promising applications. A completed application does not guarantee you a place in the course.