Improve your skills

From building code changes to new products, trends, and innovations, our industry is constantly evolving. Ongoing learning ensures you won’t get left behind.

Gain recognition

Clients like to feel confident that they’ve chosen the right designer. The diploma provides reassurance to clients and eliminates concerns over inexperience.

Receive training support

Once you start studying, your tutors are available to answer any technical questions and a dedicated BCITO Training Advisor will support you throughout your learning journey as you complete your assignments and on-job assessments.

Get the benefits of an NKBA Student Membership

NZ Diploma in Kitchen Design students receive a free NKBA Student Membership for the duration of their course. This enables you to attend local NKBA meetings and events to network with industry professionals and stay up to date with design and industry matters in an informal and supportive environment. NKBA Student Members also have access to our educational webinars and can enter NKBA’s annual Student Design Competition.


‘I had heard about course many times and for me it seemed a little unnecessary; I was already a qualified Interior Designer who had been designing kitchens for 8 years. However part of me was always interested in doing the course…and WOW, I have just completed the first block course and absolutely loved it! The week was more in depth than I thought it would be, we explored many fundamentals of kitchen design, from optimal dimensions, space planning, considerations to make with different styles of architecture, to structures behind the initial consultations, developing the brief, and building strong client relationships. Overall the course was 100% worthwhile, interesting, and very enjoyable. I would definitely do it again.”

                          – Rachel Izett, BespOak Kitchens & Furniture