National & Diploma in Interior Design




NQF Level:


Duration Full-Time:

18 months


180 (theory) + 180 (in-service training)

Duration Part-Time:

3 years (5:30PM – 8:00PM)(2 Evenings PW)

Practical Component:


Duration Practical:

18 months in-service training



Is this for me?

Do you have a flair for designing and decorating? Creating and coordinating beautiful spaces? This qualification is for you! You will gain the skills and knowledge required to launch a successful career in the exciting industry of Interior Decorating or the practical skills needed to start your own interior decorating consultancy.

What do I need to get in?

  • National Senior Certificate (Matric) or a Senior Certificate or
  • An applicable NCV 4 programme

What certification do I get?

After you successfully complete each semester, you will achieve the following certification:

  • National Certificate: N4 Interior Decorating (SAQA ID: 66882) NQF 5
  • National Certificate: N5 Interior Decorating (SAQA ID: 66970) NQF 5
  • National Certificate: N6 Interior Decorating (SAQA ID: 67006) NQF 5

The National N Diploma: Interior Decorating (SAQA ID: 67044) NQF Level 6 is awarded on completion of N4-N6 and 18 months/2000 hours relevant in-service training (documentary proof of applicable experience is required)

What modules are covered?

National Certificate: N4 (6 months)

–          • Interior Styles and Studies N4

–          • Interior Principles: Theory and Practical N4

–          • Surface elements: Theory and Practical N4

–          • Spatial Planning: Theory and Practical

–          N4

National Certificate: N5 (6 months)

–          • Spatial Planning: Theory and Practical N5

–          • Interior Styles and Studies N5

–          • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4

–          • Introductory Computer Practice N4

National Certificate: N6 (6 months)

–          • Spatial Planning: Theory and Practical N6

–          • Interior Styles and Studies N6

–          • Accessories N5

–          • Computer Practice N4

National N Diploma: Interior Decorating (SAQA ID: 67044)

–          • 18 months or 2000 hours’ relevant workplace-based learning

–          • Documentary proof of applicable experience is required

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed continuously throughout your studies and national examinations are written at the end of each semester that are set and administered by the DHET.

What career opportunities does it open for me?

  • Interior Decorating of homes, restaurants, retail outlets, corporate spaces, hotels, B&B’s. The list is endless…
  • Start a business as an interior decorator

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