Commonly asked questions

Our head office is in Brisbane, but all of our courses are delivered by distance education with a combination of online learning and remote contact with our trainers. Our students are from all over Australia. Some of our short courses are also suitable for international students not in Australia.

Yes, RPL is an alternative method of assessment available to all students.

Skills and knowledge through either previous training or experience, can be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Students need to provide suitable evidence which may include examples of their work, a resume outlining their work history, 3rd party reports, and other methods to help identify the applicable skills and knowledge. This may reduce the amount of time taken to gain the qualification. RPL assessments can only take place after the student has enrolled in the course. RPL assessments take place at the beginning of each Cluster (or short course). If you are unsure if you have suitable evidence for RPL this can be discussed with your Course Coordinator prior to commencing each Cluster (or short course). Normal fees apply for RPL assessments.

All our trainers are also working in the industry as professional designers. They hold various qualifications and have a broad range of industry experience including Interior Design, Kitchen and Bathroom Design, Interior Decoration, Cabinetry, Building and Construction, Sales, Retail, HR, Small Business Management, Management and Training and Assessment.

They all are active in keeping their own skills up to date with their own ongoing professional development.

Our courses are entirely online to accommodate people from all over Australia. You can choose to study when it suits you knowing you have the support of our trainers when you need it.

If you prefer face to face, we offer video calls and remote classes to best support your needs. The course is available to students all over Australia, so there is no in person attendance (you won’t get stuck in traffic and be running late for class again!). Our trainers support you with one on one classes, and by phone and email.

We offer Payment Plans for all accredited courses where fees can be paid over the course duration. For example if you enrol in a course for 12 months the fees can be paid off over 12 months at no extra cost. Please note there is no GST on accredited training courses.

Non accredited short courses are inclusive of GST.

Full payment must be received with your registration to secure a place a short course.

Yes, if you have completed another relevant accredited course, you may be able to get direct credit for units completed with other Registered Training Organisation (RTO’s). Please send your transcript to info@designertraining.edu.au and we can let you know what credit is available.

Yes, if you complete the Certificate IV in Kitchen and Bathroom Design you can get career advice and mentoring from industry experts to help you plan your pathway in the industry.

Our trainers love catching up with our students by phone, email and private classes. For our students enrolled in an accredited course, you will get to know your course co-ordinators very well and feel comfortable asking questions, even the so-called silly ones. You have a flexible training plan so you can manage your own time, but you also have one on one classes with our expert trainers and access to them for support throughout the course. For our students in our non-accredited short courses you can contact your trainers by phone and email.

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