New Zealand Diploma in Kitchen Design (Level 5)

Who Can Study?

Students who are currently employed in the kitchen industry, with a minimum of 6-12 months experience designing kitchens with CAD software. The course assignments have a practical component that needs to be completed in the workplace.

About the Course

The New Zealand Diploma in Kitchen Design (Level 5) 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. There is one 5-day block course per year of the course, usually held in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch.

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.

Training Support

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

NKBA students are welcome to attend NKBA meetings in their region. This will enable them to network with NKBA designers, manufacturers and suppliers, and to stay up to date with design and industry matters in an informal and supportive environment.

Designer & Student Day

This event 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 read our course FAQs and email for more information on any aspect of being a kitchen design student.