NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN KITCHEN DESIGN 

BCITO’s New Zealand Diploma in Kitchen Design is a 2-year Level 5 qualification that gives designers the skills they need to create functional and beautiful kitchens. The first year of the course focuses on the mechanics of kitchen design, including spatial design and ergonomics, while the second year looks at aesthetic elements such as colour theory and lighting design.

Students attend one 5-day block course per year, which is followed by written assignments and workplace training.

Block courses are tutored by experienced, award-winning NKBA designers

Course Details

Course Length

2 years

Block Courses

2 x 5-day courses (1 per year)

Assignments

4 (2 per year). Each assignment takes around 40-80 hours to complete, depending on the student's level of industry experience and employer support.

Who can take the course?

Designers who are currently employed in the kitchen industry and have at least 6-12 months experience designing kitchens using CAD software.

Ready to enrol?

Contact NKBA and we will connect you with a local BCITO Training Advisor who will visit you to talk about your options and start the enrolment process.

 

2024 Course Dates

Courses are subject to minimum numbers.

Year 1 (OJT1)

Auckland

11-15 March

Wellington

22-26 July

Auckland

12-16 August

Christchurch

23-27 September

Year 2 (OJT2)

Auckland

11-15 March

Auckland

17-21 June

Wellington

22-26 July

Christchurch

23-27 September

Auckland

4-8 November

 

2024 Course Fees

Fee payments can be made in regular instalments by direct debit.

Course fees are GST inclusive.

Some students may be eligible for Fees Free study. Call 0800 4 BCITO or visit https://www.feesfree.govt.nz/ to find out more.

Year 1 (OJT1)

Sign up fee

$1,595

Course fee

$1,389

Total

$2,984

 

Year 2 (OJT2)

Annual fee

$875

Course fee

$1,389

Total

$2,264

 

Scholarships

Designers of NKBA Scholarships provide financial and mentoring support to NZ Diploma in Design students who show a high level of industry potential. Up to four scholarships are awarded per year. 2024 DNKBA Scholarship applications are open 1 February - 2 April 2024 - apply now!

BCTF (Building + Construction Training Fund) offers scholarships worth up to $3,000 to people who have successfully completed some study and wish to complete further industry aligned education.