Furniture Making Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Slaney

Recommended Prior Learning

Achieved at least 9 credits in Furniture Making 201, or with HOD approval. 

Furniture Making Level 3

A multi-level course overseen by Competenz and BCITO. 

Students have the opportunity to make their own project design.  Some of the past students have made pet house, computer boxes, chairs and storage units.

Students have the opportunity to create a course that suits them.  This can be done using Unit standards/Achievement standards or a mixture of both form the list below. 

If Achievement standards are selected and they achieved 14credits or more they can us this as a university approved subject and gain a subject endorsement in Technology.

If a students is in the Mechanics class and completing achievement standards then they must choose which subject they wish to receive the credits in. This can be in negotiation with the teachers.

The emphasis is on practical skills leading to quality furniture products. 

Credits are obtained by completing project/s and knowledge assessments. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Project research and choice
Writing a brief
Creating a conceptual design
Planning the manufacturing process
Starting the project

Term 2
Making chosen project
Managing project making

Term 3
Completing chosen project
Managing project making
Documentation of project manufacturing process

Term 4
Complete project manufacturing process documentation

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Assessment Information Practical projects and knowledge assessments
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.