What will I learn?

Discover your future as an interior designer.

The New Zealand Diploma in Interior Design, Residential will provide you with a comprehensive foundation in interior design with a specific focus on skills and industry knowledge required in the development and communication of interior design solutions for residential spaces.

Career pathways could include professional residential décor/design consultant, a design stylist or project coordinator, a consultant in specialist trade showrooms and design stores, a consultant in kitchen and bathroom design, the New Zealand Diploma in Interior Design, Residential could also offer the opportunity to start your own business.

Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,900.00 (9,91,842) per year
NZ $240 Student Services Levy fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson campus,

322 Hardy Street,


Nelson Central,

7010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

NCEA Level 2


Equivalent academic achievement

Alternative requirements

Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate).

IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in each band)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

NMIT’s internationally recognised qualifications are developed in partnership with industry to reflect current and future workforce trends.

  • A New Zealand Qualifications Authority Category 1 Institute
  • Over 100 qualifications on offer
  • Home to experienced, industry-savvy teaching staff
  • Award-winning facilities & modern learning environments