International School of Colour and Design

International School of Colour and Design; RTO 91439 delivering on behalf of Academy of Information Technology RTO 90511, PRV12005, CRICOS 02155J; an approved VET Student Loan and FEE-HELP provider.

Since opening its doors over 30 years ago, the International School of Colour and Design (iscd) has helped thousands of people realise their creative potential.

iscd is more than just a design school, whether you want to be an artist, colour specialist, decorator, designer, stylist or you simply want to unleash your creativity, we are here to inspire, educate and share our passion with you.

iscd is a quality provider of design education as recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), with our Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration** passing their rigorous assessments to be a DIA approved course. Our curriculum includes nationally accredited courses, industry driven diplomas and a series of workshops and short courses for design enthusiasts and professionals. We are proud to work with leading industry associations and companies who offer added benefits and opportunities to our students and graduates.


Throughout our school year we hold various events for the iscd community and beyond. These include annual trend seminars, regular open days and design events with expert designers presenting to our students.

iscd offers a range of flexible study options that include studying online or you can enrol to study at one of our beautiful campuses in Sydney or Melbourne. 

The focus at iscd really is on you — we are passionate about colour and design and want to nurture your creativity by delivering quality education and authentic experiences to help you achieve your goals.

Choose Where to Start Your Career

At iscd we have two course pathways to consider. Both streams start with foundation studies which are essential to your design career.

Credit transfers are available and apply across both pathways. Please contact us for more details. 



  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Residential Stylist
  • Soft Furnishing Consultant
  • Real Estate Stylist
  • Colour Consultant



  • Junior designer
  • Surface designer
  • Colour designer
  • Magazine stylist
  • Real estate stylist
  • Event stylist
  • Residential stylist
  • Retail product designer or stylist

 *Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) course 
** International School of Colour and Design; RTO 91439 delivering on behalf of Academy of Information Technology RTO 90511, PRV12005, CRICOS 02155J; an approved VET Student Loan and FEE-HELP provider 

Studying on Campus

You will be immersed into creative thinking and design processes and benefit from being surrounded by like-minded colleagues. Our expert industry educators teach in real studio settings at our custom designed campuses located in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Our hands-on approach to learning, with practical activities in every class, gives you a thorough understanding of each topic and the skills to replicate and execute activities according to each brief. Your educators will support you throughout class sessions with one on one studio time and guide you through the work you need to complete at home.

Study in a fun and inspiring campus environment, as part of a community, where you will make industry connections and meet other creative people to form a support network that will last throughout your career.

Studying Online

Your learning experience provides the flexibility to study the way you want to suit your lifestyle. Assessments are based on live briefs for real projects and utilise the latest technology and methods to ensure you have a great experience that is engaging and fun.

Your online studies will use Canvas, one of the top student learning systems in the world. It’s a management platform that delivers an intuitive cloud-based user experience which can be customised to suit your individual preferences. What’s more, Canvas allows you to view content across multiple devices.

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