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Are you ready to get certified?

By Selina Zwolsman posted 19 days ago


Are you ready to get certified?

If you’re ready to take your design game to the next level, we encourage you to check out the KBDi Accreditation program. Our next intake period will open in under a month and close on 30 August, so now’s a good time to learn more.

About KBDi Accreditation

The interior design profession – specifically, kitchen and bathroom design – is not regulated by the Australian Government nor legally protected. This means that any individual may call themselves a designer regardless of their level of experience (i.e. little to ample), training (informal or formal) or qualifications.

This presents a challenge for consumers looking to find a suitably experienced design professional. It also disadvantages those who’ve worked hard to establish themselves as skilled designers, whether through formal education, years of experience or a combination of both.

We’re proud to have Members with impressive and well-earned design qualifications who’ve continued to learn as their assessments and tutors are replaced with real projects and challenging clients.

Likewise, we love the contribution of Members with extensive trade and practical experience and learned-on-the-job design skills.

In both cases, the capacity to provide evidence of a high level of design and documentation skills, along with a substantial amount of experience, is what we believe can legitimise an individual calling themselves a designer.

In response to this, KBDi has developed an accreditation program with two primary purposes:

1. to provide a comprehensive credentialing system for designers committed to their profession and

2. to give confidence to consumers looking for skilled and experienced design professionals.

Who can apply for KBDi Accreditation?

Accreditation is only available to KBDi Designer Members* who meet the criteria set out in this document.

Upon successful completion of an Accreditation Assessment, candidates are awarded one or both of the following titles (depending on their experience and submission):

•          KBDi Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD Au)

•          KBDi Certified Bathroom Designer (CBD Au)

* A KBDi Designer Member is a Member who has a formal design qualification and/or three years or more of verifiable experience.

KBDi Accreditation Application intakes occur twice a year. Our upcoming intakes are as follows:


Closing Date

Collation and Distribution to Panel

Assessment and Exam Period

Feedback and/or Finalisation


30 August 2024

(opens 1 August)

2 – 6 September

9 – 20 September

23 – 27 September


28 March 2025

(opens 1 March)

31 March – 4 April

7 – 18 April

21 – 25 April

Note: Where an examination is required as part of your application, your paper must be submitted to the KBDi office by 20 September (R2) or 18 April (R2).

Ready to learn more? Complete the online enquiry here, and we will send you all the information you need.


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