The first year start-up fee for Kitchen & Bathroom Design is $1,550, and each year after that there is an additional annual fee of $850.
Time to qualify
Kitchen and bathroom sales consultant, kitchen and bathroom designer, business owner
What kitchen and bathroom designers do
Kitchen and bathroom designers apply knowledge of cabinet construction, ergonomics and materials to solve design problems. They communicate with clients, create concept sketches and detailed technical plans, and write and present design briefs. They typically have a background in joinery or design, and have a keen eye for detail.
Use specialised knowledge of the following areas to design a solution: mechanical systems, kitchen appliances, cabinet construction and installation, space planning.
Use specialised knowledge of bathroom fixtures, fittings, accessories and mechanical systems to design a solution.
Kitchen and bathroom design qualifications
BCITO Te Pūkenga manages kitchen and bathroom design on-job training. As a student, you will be working towards the New Zealand Diploma in Design (Kitchen or Bathroom Design) (Level 5).
You’ll work under an experienced employer who'll provide on-job coaching and tautoko. You'll also receive the guidance of a BCITO Te Pūkenga training advisor.
There are no strict entry requirements, although it will help if you have good maths and English skills – you need to be able to understand instructions and work out measurements, quantities, and angles.
Getting qualified is the start of a professional career
Kitchen and bathroom design isn't just a job – it's a professional career. By doing training and getting qualified, you're setting yourself up for ongoing employment as a well-paid designer. You’ll also open up opportunities to do further study in supervision or site management, go to university, or start a business and train your own students.