How to become a Interior Decorator

Interior decorators plan and implement decoration schemes for homes, offices, shops, hotels and venues.

Personal requirements of a Interior Decorator

  • Creativity
  • Good understanding of colour
  • Able to promote ideas
  • Awareness of fashion and design trends
  • Able to interact well with a variety of people

Education & Training for a Interior Decorator

You can work as an interior decorator without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or submit a folio of work. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 0.4%

NSW 35.1%

NT 0.3%

QLD 17.3%

SA 6.8%

TAS 1.8%

VIC 25%

WA 13.3%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 53%

Female 47%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 3%

Not completed Year 12: 17.8%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 26.9%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 38.6%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 13.7%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 45.4%

Above 35 years: 49.7%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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