Kitchen Planning

This course is designed for:
  • sales consultants looking for design skills to assist them to sell their products
  • kitchen consultants planning residential kitchens
  • product specifiers and industry sales representatives
  • renovators planning their own kitchen

Using a range of predetermined cabinets, fixtures, fittings and finishes, you will gain skills and knowledge to plan a kitchen to suit the space within a home.

Delivery and Duration

Online and self paced – 12 weeks is recommended, allowing 3-4 hours per week. (Once you have commenced you have 4 months to complete the course).

Cost inc GST



Module 1: Kitchen styles and trends
  • The evolution of the kitchen layout
  • Influences from a global market
  • Architecture and the influence on kitchens
  • How to complement architectural features in homes
  • How to incorporate current styles and trends into modular kitchens
Module 2: Colour, lighting and finishes
  • Basic colour psychology
  • The impact of light and colour
  • Adequately lighting a space
  • Traditional, classic and contemporary colour schemes and finishes
  • Eclectic styling – integrating alternate finishes in a modular system
Module 3: Design communication
  • Identifying product and lifestyle requirements of the kitchen
  • Prioritising the project goals
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Presentation skills to communicate the kitchen plan
Module 4: Cabinet construction
  • Materials and joining techniques
  • Cabinetry terminology
  • Appliances and the implication on cabinet construction
  • Modular cabinets
Module 5: Kitchen planning
  • Site analysis including accurate measuring and reviewing existing services
  • The 5 most popular kitchen shapes
  • Pro forma kitchen layouts highlighting advantages and disadvantages
  • Clearances and safety requirements in the planning process
  • Kitchen function zones
  • Space planning and ergonomics
Learning Resources

Online and downloadable

Student Resources

Computer with Microsoft Office or equivalent
High speed internet connection
Access to a free google drive
General stationary items including pens, pencils, notebook, ruler and tape measure are recommended


Experienced and qualified designers with broad skills and knowledge in design and the home improvement sector

Support and advice

Phone and email throughout the course

Projects and feedback

Trainers will give written feedback, which may include general guidance and industry tips and tricks


Anytime. We will contact you within 1 business day of registration to organise access to course resources

Certificate of participation

Available for all students who submit a project

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