Year 11 Furniture and Construction (BCITO)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Penfold.

This will be a new revamped course from Furniture previously offered. For 2024 we will be offering a Furniture and Construction course using BCITO standards.

This course will continue to be a practical heavy course with theory work that goes alongside what the students are making. 

This is a course that offers students an opportunity to produce a furniture outcome using construction standards that develop students skills in how to join, manufacture and finish timber. As well as understanding working drawings and how to produce a cutting list.

It is a trade related course designed to introduce students to skills and knowledge required to allow them to go into a career in the construction industry such as Joinery, Building, Construction, Carpentry, Flooring etc.

Students will learns skills in:

Accuracy in marking out timber:

  • Working in mm students will learn to follow a working drawing

  • Students will learn to use a variety of hand tools for marking out to ensure accuracy in marking out.

Joining timber:

  • To create wider sections with a biscuit machine.

  • To create intricate wood joints like dovetail joints, mortice and tenon, housing joints, halving joints.

Finishing timber:

  • To create a natural finish.

  • To create a high quality finish so that the furniture item is ready to be sold or used.

This course prepares students for trade based apprenticeships. We recommend this to be a 2 year course with students continuing the course on into Year 12, building on skills learnt at year 11. See the BCITO link below for more information.


Please speak with Miss Penfold or email [email protected] if you would like to either see what students produce or chat about the course.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Approximately $120.00 for equipment and materials.
We are grateful to families making voluntary payments to assist with course specific costs.


Possible Careers are: Joinery; Construction; Furniture Making.

Assessment Information

Unit Standards course.
No externals.

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