Certificate IV in Kitchen and Bathroom Design

Certificate IV in Kitchen and Bathroom Design

Nationally recognised course code MSF40318

The Certificate IV in Kitchen and Bathroom Design is the only specialised qualification in Australia for professionals designing kitchens, bathrooms and other residential spaces which feature built in cabinetry.

Career Options

  • Designer for a kitchen manufacturer, cabinet maker or builder
  • Designer for a bathroom renovation specialist
  • Work in a family business combining design with administration
  • Run your own business as an independent designer
  • Work in a retail environment
  • Sales or specification roles in the building and construction industry

Delivery Mode and Duration

This course is delivered to students all over Australia by distance education. This is a combination of online learning and remote private classes where a trainer logs into your computer.

The course is delivered on a part time basis and generally takes around 14 months to complete. Students can progress at their own pace and can finish in a shorter time or can take up to 18 months to complete.

  • This course is multi-modal with a combination of distance (online) learning and remote private classes
  • Convenient learning from home, work or your preferred place of study
  • Flexible study mode to suit busy lifestyles
  • Easy to follow online and printable resources
  • Learning support available by private phone tutorials and private remote classrooms
  • Nationally accredited course and industry recognised qualification throughout Australia

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students are equipped to design and prepare documentation for residential spaces including kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, entertainment areas, studies and have general knowledge in other areas that include built in cabinetry.

The course covers the following areas of kitchen and bathroom design:

  • Initial Enquiry
    • Design services
    • Design fees
    • Design services
  • Design Brief
    • Product + lifestyle + other needs
    • Gather and analyse
    • Client requirements
  • Site Evaluation
    • Forms + checklists
    • Observe + analyse site conditions
    • Standards for documentation
  • Design Development
    • Ideation + problem solving
    • Function + spatial planning
    • Selections + aesthetics
  • Initial Presentation
    • Presentation techniques
    • Computer Aided Design (2D and 3D CAD)
    • Client feedback + variations
  • Refine & finalise documentation
    • Standards for documentation (AS1100 + industry)
    • Technical drawings
    • Specifications
  • Procurement & Contract
    • Pricing + Estimating
    • Quoting
    • Contract documentation
  • Implementation
    • Trades + sequencing
    • Timeframes
    • Project plan work

Pathways from other qualifications

If you have completed a qualification or other accredited training, you may be able to apply for Credit Transfers as your Elective Units in this course.

  • Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
  • Certificate IV in Design
  • Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
  • Diploma of Interior Design
  • Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Please note that all applications for Credit Transfer will be considered individually based on your actual circumstances. You can contact DTA to have your documentation (Record of Results or Statement of Attainment) reviewed for potential Credit Transfer.

Course Start Dates

We generally take enrolments on the first Monday of the month. The following dates have been confirmed for the remainder of 2019: 7th October and the 4th November. Please note that enrolment forms need to be received the week prior to allow time for processing.

For further information including course structure, units of competency, timeframes and costs, please download the Course Outline, or contact us.

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