Furniture Making Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Slaney

Recommended Prior Learning

It would be useful to have completed a Technology course in Year 10 buy not essential.  Please speak to the head of technology department if necessary.

Furniture Making Level 1

This is a multi level course using BCATS, Competenz and NZQA Technology Achievement standards. Students develop practical making skills and make a project mainly out of wood. Credits are gained by complete theory standards and a project.  There are 2 main projects: a tea tray and toolbox.  The students have the ability to modify these designs

Unit Standards can be replaced or mixed with Technology Achievement standards (allowing Achieved/Merit/Excellence and endorsements) if a different career pathway is required. 

The following achievement standards can be offered instead of the Unit standards

91044 Brief development 4 Credits

91045 Planning 4 Credits

91046 Conceptual design 6 Credits

91047 Make a prototype 6 Credits

Course Overview

Term 1
Band-saw assessment
Carpentry joints
Car case construction
Main project: Tea tray or other suitable project

Term 2
Tool Box or other suitable project

Term 3
Finish off tool box and knowledge assessments
Basic procedures achievement standard documents

Term 4
Assembly of basic procedures document (Achievement standard)

Learning Areas:



Furniture Making Level 2

This course would be beneficial to any to the trade careers

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$65 for take home projects. Some projects will cost substantially more. Students can reduce costs by supplying their own materials. (the standard tea tray and tool box fit within the $65 range)

Assessment Information All of the standards included in this course a internally assessed by the teacher. Credits are gained by completing the project and either a sign off sheet or knowledge assessment
Pathway Tags

Textiles and Industry Sales and Service, Retail and Wholesale Hospitality: Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication Engineering: Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Roofer, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter Armed Forces: Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtspers


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.