Furniture Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Slaney

Furniture 101

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 a range of class projects which can be made or the student can negotiate with the teacher to make a design of their own.

Unit Standards can be replaced by 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: Tool box or student negotiated project which incorporates a car-case

Term 2
Main Project

Term 3
Finish main project
Start LV2 project 1: saw horse or a project of the students choice

Term 4
Assembly of basic procedures document (Achievement standard)


Furniture Level 2

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$65 for take home projects. Some projects will cost substantially more. Students can reduce costs by supplying their own materials. (A typical piece of furniture will cost around $100 in materials)

Recommended Prior Learning

It would be useful to have completed a Technology course in Year 10. 

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18918 v2 Construct a furniture carcase
U.S. 24352 v3 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe working practices and use PPE during the construction of a BCATS project
U.S. 25536 v1 Operate a bandsaw to produce furniture components
U.S. 25920 v3 Use joints for a BCATS project
A.S. 91057 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

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.