New Zealand Diploma in Design

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Interior and Environmental Design


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

The Light Commercial Design optional strand may only be completed concurrently with, or upon completion of, one of the strands: Kitchen Design or Bathroom Design.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the kitchen and bathroom industry with graduates who have the knowledge and skills required to design functional and aesthetic kitchens and bathrooms from conception to implementation for new and existing residential dwellings.
This qualification is for people working in the industry who wish to gain the knowledge and skills to become a qualified kitchen designer or bathroom designer.
The strands in this qualification recognise the specific knowledge and skills required for Kitchen Design and Bathroom Design.
The optional strand in Light Commercial Design allows graduates to be recognised for the specific additional knowledge and skills required to design for commercial spaces as related to their chosen strand in Kitchen Design or Bathroom Design.
Graduates will be able to work independently in dynamic and varied contexts, provide leadership to others and manage their own learning to stay current with industry standards and best practices.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Architecture and Urban Environment at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Status one year after study

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

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