Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms & Interior Spaces

National Code: MSF40313
TAFE SA Code: TP00696


This course provides the skills and knowledge required to design kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces to meet client requirements. It targets those designing kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces that typically feature built-in cabinetry and furniture.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
$1,554 - $1,972
$3,108 - $3,944
$937 - $1,189
$1,874 - $2,378

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$8,226 - $10,440
$16,452 - $20,880
    • You may choose between 3 study options: online study, campus attendance or a combination of both.
    • To successfully complete this course you will need a computer with internet access. You should also have basic computer knowledge including: Word, Powerpoint, copy, paste and file saving skills. All course work will be submitted online for assessment. Please note some online subjects will require a compulsory workshop attendance.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Small business operators in kitchen and bathroom design or product supply, Specialist design personnel.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms & Interior Spaces (MSF40313)
    Skills covered include safety, producing design concepts and drawings, impact of colour and materials and preparing quotations. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units and 7 electives units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess environmental impact of a design 36
    Design ancillary residential cabinetry 72
    Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space 60
    Generate design solutions 60
    Identify and document services required to support fitted furniture designs 72
    Identify cabinet construction and installation methods 22
    Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors 54
    Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects 80
    Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products 16
    Prepare quotation and contract documentation for design project 84
    Produce drawings from design concepts 64
    Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces 80
    Work safely in the construction industry 6


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess interior light and recommend light fittings 36
    Create visual design components 30
    Determine spatial planning considerations for bathroom design 60
    Determine spatial planning considerations for kitchen design 84
    Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects 10
    Produce computer-aided drawings 50
    Research and recommend materials, components and finishes for bathroom designs 48
    Research and recommend materials, components and finishes for kitchen designs 60
    Research architectural styles and movements 36
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