Furniture Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr Slaney

Furniture 301

A multi-level course overseen by Competenz and BCITO. The emphasis is on practical skills and working drawings, leading to quality furniture products. Credits are obtained by studying related theory units. Expect to gain 13 credits. Students who wish to pursue the BCITO Build Ability Challenge (L2) should opt for this class. 

Optional Standards
US 14998 Pictorial Drawings (4 credits)
AS 91610 Conceptual Design (6 credits)

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).

Recommended Prior Learning

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

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 14996 v4 Construct working drawings for use in furniture making
U.S. 25537 v2 Set a bandsaw to cut furniture components
A.S. 91620 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 12

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

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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.