Design Essentials for Modular Kitchens

Nationally Accredited Course

Nationally recognised course

Online – for students all over Australia

This is a nationally accredited course, and upon successful completion students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Design Essentials for Modular Kitchens Short Course is for those wanting to design and present design concepts to clients for modular kitchens (ie design kitchens using a predetermined selection of cabinet sizes, finishes and colours).


Enrolment pack

If you would like further information on any of our accredited courses including cost, dates and enrolment form, please contact us.

Your enquiry will be responded to by a Course Advisor during business hours.

Course Details

  • Designers for companies who design and supply modular kitchens
  • Interior Designers or Interior Decorators who design modular kitchens
  • Those wanting to work in the industry looking for a career change
  • Experienced designers wanting to undertake an accredited training course
  • Those working in a retail environment wanting to learn more about kitchen design


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 part time over 16 weeks (12 hours per week) or full time over 8 weeks (24 hours per week).

  • This course is multi-modal with a combination of distance (online) learning and remote private classes (no attendance is required)
  • 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
  • This course includes 3 units of competency which are nationally accredited

Enrolment into this course is by direct entry.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants are issued with a Statement of Attainment for 3 nationally accredited units of competency. 

These units can be used as direct credit for a range of Nationally Accredited courses such as the Diploma of Interior Design, the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration and the Certificate IV in Kitchen and Bathroom Design.

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be residing in Australia
  • Must not have a Student Visa
  • Year 10 (or equivalent) level English and basic maths calculations and measurements
  • Computer literate in basic Microsoft or equivalent programs
when can i start?

Course start dates

For our accredited courses, we generally have an intake each month (except December). These dates have been confirmed for 2022:

  • 6th June
  • 4th July
  • 8th August

Please note that you should aim to have the enrolment form completed the week prior to allow time for processing.

The Course Outline should be reviewed prior to enrolment and includes further information about course structure, units of competency, timeframes, costs and resources required.

This course is focused on the design and documentation of modular kitchens. You will learn about:

  • elements and principles of design
  • design trends, styles and technologies
  • Client interview
  • design checklist
  • plan, document and present modular kitchen concepts
  • industry standard sizes and conventions in the construction of cabinets and components
  • kitchen layouts and work zones
  • product knowledge to apply to the selection of materials

3D CAD is used in the presentation of 3D Design Concepts

This course will equip you to respond to the challenges of a design project for the design of a modular kitchen and present your concept to the client.

This course includes the following nationally accredited units of competency:

BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative process to 3D forms
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
MSFKB3009 Provide advice on modular kitchens

It also includes:
3D CAD for Kitchens to produce concept drawings, renders and video fly-throughs.

For a detailed list of resources required as a student of this course, please contact DTA for the Course Outline.


Enrolment pack

If you would like further information on any of our accredited courses including cost, dates and enrolment form, please contact us.

Your enquiry will be responded to by a Course Advisor during business hours.


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