Furniture Making Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Slaney

Recommended Prior Learning

A good level of safety is required

Achieved at least 9 credits in Furniture Making 101, or though if you have an interest in this subject then you should speak with the HOD. 

Furniture Making Level 2

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 two projects and knowledge assessments.  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. These include a cape cod chair, folding stepladder or the students own design.

Unit Standards can be replaced or mixed with 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

91354 Brief development 4 Credits

91335 Planning 4 Credits

91356 Develop a product 6 Credits

91357 Make a prototype 6 Credits

This will allow for the ability to gain an endorsement in Technology.


Course Overview

Term 1
Project 1: Cape cod chair
Hand tools

Term 2
Project 2: Student selected project

Term 3
Continue with Project 2
Processes achievement standard documentation

Term 4
Advanced procedures achievement standard completion

Learning Areas:



Furniture Making Level 3

This course would be suitable for any student wanting to entre a trade.

Career Pathways

Building Surveyor, Architectural Technician, Building Insulator, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Caretaker, Carpenter, Wood Processing Worker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$65-100 for take home projects, more by negotiation on individual projects. Students can reduce costs by supplying their own materials. (If the cape cod chair and a smaller project is selected then this should fit within the $100 cost).

Assessment Information All of the standards are internally assessed and marked by the teacher Two projects and theory knowledge assessments are required. If achievements standards are selected these require written documentation with at least one project.
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.