Who can study?
Students who are currently employed in the joinery or design industries, with a minimum of 6 months experience. The course assignments have a practical component that needs to be completed in the workplace.
About the course
The course is a 2-year qualification made up of a combination of distance learning assignments, block courses (which students must attend), and practical experience in the workplace. The block courses are usually held in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch over 5 days.
Courses are structured to enable progressive skill development. Each course is supported with a comprehensive NKBA training manual and other resource material.
About the tutors
Tutors are experienced, qualified kitchen and bathroom designers with Certified Design Society credentials (CKDNZ, CBDNZ or CMKDNZ or CMBDNZ). They use a variety of teaching aids and technology to cater for all learning styles and to ensure the classroom is interactive.
Once you are studying, tutors will be available to answer any technical questions and mentor you through the process. A dedicated BCITO Training Advisor will also support you throughout your learning journey.
NKBA Chapter Meetings
All design students are welcome to attend NKBA meetings in your region. This will enable you to meet with NKBA designers, manufacturers and suppliers and to stay up to date with design and industry matters in an informal and supportive environment.
This is an enjoyable way for students to share industry experience, increase product knowledge and discuss current design subjects. This is usually scheduled to link with the NKBA annual conference.
NKBA Annual Conference and the NKBA Excellence in Design Awards
By attending these events, design students can meet with designers, manufacturers and industry suppliers and get to view examples of the best and most recent kitchen and bathroom design work in New Zealand.
Need more information?
Please email email@example.com to get more information on any aspect of being a design student.