About Associate Designer Membership

KBDi Associate Designer Membership is open to individuals who are currently working as designers, but have not attained one of the following recognised qualifications:

  • ‘Recognised qualifications’ are: Certificate IV, Diploma or Degree from a Registered Training Organisation, University or College in a built environment design discipline (nationally recognised training).

2019 Fee for Associate Designer Membership:  $420 per annum (including GST) or 12 payments of $38 per month.

Benefits of KBDi Associate Designer Membership include:

#1 Knowledge + Know How, Business Bootcamp, Design Trends + Inspiration

Through a variety of events (local, national and international), a comprehensive awards program, the consistent distribution of emailed newsletters and a member-focused and accessible website, KBDi aims to continually inform and inspire its membership. Events and content are structured with a focus on design knowledge and know how, business skills applicable to design consultancies, national and international trends and business and design inspiration. (See privileges for more information).

#2 Professional Development + Training Opportunities

KBDi encourages the ongoing professional development of members, facilitated through the delivery of industry-relevant professional development sessions tailored to suit kitchen and bathroom designers (developed by our Education Partner, Designer Training Australia). Members can also access short courses and accredited training.

#3 Industry Credibility

As a member of an industry-targeted organization you demonstrate to your clients, future employers, industry colleagues and others that you value your profession and care about what you do. 

#4 Design & Business Resources

With a dedicated Member Resources page, KBDi Members have access to a number of tools for use in their design business, including templates, consumer brochures, industry updates and more.


Further to the above, KBDi Associate Designer Members are offered the following privileges:

  • An invitation to participate in the annual KBDi Designer Awards program to compete for chapter, state and national awards.
  • An invitation to attend local chapter events and participate in professional development sessions.
  • Access to further learning opportunities following the above noted PD sessions, as provided by KBDi Education Partner, Designer Training Australia.
  • An invitation to participate in annual national KBDi Conference/Symposium.
  • An invitation to participate in KBDi Designers International Tour.


Are you located in a regional area of Australia? Discounts may apply; contact KBDi for further information.

KBDi is proudly supported by the following sponsors and industry partners:

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