Decluttering Course

Decluttering Course
Decluttering Course

Nationally Recognised Decluttering Course: Decluttering is the process of organising and removing unnecessary items from a space. It involves evaluating each item and deciding whether to keep, donate, sell, or discard it. Decluttering can be done in any space, such as a home, office, or even a digital space like a computer or phone. The goal of decluttering is to create a more functional and visually appealing space by getting rid of excess items that may cause stress, anxiety, or feelings of overwhelm. A Professional Organiser requires good skills to screen clients, communicate with clients with complex needs, ability to identify risks in the home and capacity to adopt the 5 Rs to organise and declutter a space. They are in high demand.

Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age.


This decluttering course provides the opportunity for a professional development pathway to be recognised as a member of the Institute of Professional Organisers.

Decluttering Course Structure

This nationally accredited online course is 3 months in duration that can be started anytime. It is designed to enable you to work as a Professional Organiser specialising in decluttering. The course covers trauma-informed care and strategies to communicate with clients with complex needs, client screening and self care, and the risks and strategies to deal with hazards in the home (manual handling issues, allergens, lead, and mould contaminated content). It provides the knowledge to plan and declutter a home using the 5-step process (5Rs): Rubbish, Rehome, Return, Repurpose and Remain.

The course materials were developed by highly experienced professional organisers, mental health nurse, trauma clean up consultant, counsellor and building biologist. Students should anticipate spending around 8 hours per week to complete the course within 12 weeks. Click here for the Subject and Unit Mapping Guide. When you are ready to start, complete the online enrolment form HERE, ring the college (1300 889 845) to organise payment, and we’ll provide the login details to get started.


The cost of the decluttering course is $895. We accept credit card, Paypal (4% fee) and direct deposit (college can send you an invoice). Part payment options are also available to students who are unable to pay a subject upfront (conditions and fees apply). No funding exists for this training.


The assessments have been specifically designed to ensure you have the necessary templates required to work effectively as a Professional Organiser. You will be required to submit a client intake form, case studies (of your experience decluttering two areas of the home) and complete an online quiz.

Books & Equipment Required

Extensive pre-recorded powerpoint presentations and videos of actual case studies are provided in the decluttering course. Students should anticipate purchasing a suitable respirator, disposable gloves, microfiber cloths, label maker, garbage bags and storage containers.