Course Descriptions

National Certificate in Kitchen Design - Level 4

Course Length: 2 years
Block Courses: 1 x 5 day course
Assignments: 4
Prerequisites: Students must be employed in the industry and have at least 6 months experience.
Fee: $2587.00 *All fees are to be confirmed

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to develop or extend their kitchen design skills.

It explores the impact that building construction, mechanical systems and cabinet manufacture have on kitchen design and installation. Students brush up on customer service and taking a brief, and also gather information on materials and appliances. Specific space planning and ergonomic guidelines are applied to various examples so students can practise creating and presenting the best solutions to a client.

The course identified areas I had little knowledge in and reinforced those things I was familiar with. Attaining the L3 National Certificate gave me confidence and credibility. I am looking forward to the L4 course.
Viv Clarence - Designer

National Diploma in Kitchen Design - Level 5

Course Length: 2 years
Block Courses: 1 x 5 day course
Assignments: 4 (2 assignments each year)
Prerequisites: Students must have achieved the Intermediate Kitchen Design Certificate and be working in the industry.
Fee: $3490.00 *All fees are to be confirmed

Students who have achieved the Intermediate Kitchen Design Certificate can enrol in this advanced qualification. Trainees attend a five-day block course that covers colour, the elements and principles of design as well as styles and themes and how these can be developed. Construction requirements, surface materials, lighting and technology are explored with specific reference to a kitchen designed for a client with special needs. Design requirements of a commercial kitchen, one in a multi-level dwelling and a laundry are also considered. Students learn and practise drawing detailed plans to ensure clear communication to the production team.

The second part of this qualification focuses on project management and business skills, including marketing and how these can be used effectively in a kitchen design business. This area is taught by distance learning modules run through NZIM. Students must have completed the intermediate qualification and have at least seven years’ experience in the industry to be eligible for this qualification.

Having the NKBA in New Zealand and the associated education/training courses is a great asset to the kitchen, bathroom and design industries - it offers a framework for a high level of professionalism which has been lacking and is much needed in New Zealand. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be associated.
Cathryn Kilby – Student

National Certificate in Bathroom Design

Course Length: 2 years
Block Courses: 1 x 5 day course
Assignments: 4
Prerequisites: Students must be employed in the industry and have at least six months experience.
Fee: $2449.00 *All fees are to be confirmed

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to develop or extend their bathroom design skills. It explores the impact bathroom fittings, fixtures and accessories, building construction, mechanical systems and cabinet manufacture have on bathroom design and installation. Students brush up on customer service and taking a brief then examine details of materials and appliances. Space planning and ergonomic guidelines are applied to various examples so students can practise creating and presenting the best solutions to a client.

I could relax as I had proof that the designer knew what she was doing. The whole design process went very smoothly and I am delighted with the end result.
Robin Mackay - Client

National Diploma in Bathroom Design

Course Length: 2 years
Block Courses: 1 x 5 day course
Assignments: 4 (2 assignments each year)
Prerequisites: Intermediate Qualification in industry.
Fee: $3490.00 *All fees are to be confirmed

Students who have achieved the Intermediate Bathroom Design Certificate can enrol in this advanced qualification. Trainees attend a five-day block course that covers colour, the elements and principles of design as well as styles and themes and how these can be developed. Construction requirements, surface materials, lighting and technology are explored with specific reference to a bathroom designed for a client with special needs. Design requirements of a commercial bathroom, one in a multi-level dwelling and a laundry are also considered. Students learn and practise drawing detailed plans to ensure clear communication to the production team.

The second part of this qualification focuses on project management and business skills, including marketing and how these can be used effectively in a bathroom design business. This area is taught by distance learning modules run through NZIM. Students must have completed the intermediate qualification and have at least seven years’ experience in the industry to be eligible for this qualification.

Fee Information

*Fees are indicative - final course pricing will be available prior to the beginning of each course. All prospective and enrolled students will be advised.

All fees shown are an indication only and may be less for students who have already completed the same units on other NZQA courses or for employers who have other trainees enrolled with BCITO or if current reference books have previously been purchased.

The fees listed already include the government subsidy, which is available to anyone working in the industry. An additional fee of approximately $460 is charged for the introductory courses to students not working within the industry.

Fees are split between the employer and the student with approx $300 being invoiced to the employer. GST (15%) is included.

Payments of fees can be made as one payment or with smaller regular instalments by credit.

Travel and accommodation subsidies are available to all students travelling more than 50km, one way, to attend a block course.