11FTEC

Level 1 Furniture Making (ITO)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Penfold

Click on this link to see some examples of 11FTEC work 

Some students this year have chosen to design and making their own project instead of a chair or side table. One student is making a rocking chair, another student is making a skateboard rack and a third student is making a unique shoe rack. Pictures to follow when complete.

This course is a practical heavy course with theory work that goes alongside what the students are making. The theory work is identifying tools and equipment used in the making of furniture items. 

This course is a trade related course. Students develop practical furniture making skills using hand and machine tools common to the trade. Credits go towards a New Zealand Certificate in Furniture Making.

The units focus on accuracy and quality of finish of timber, as well as health and safety in the workshop. Independence within the workshop and confidence is a significant part of assessment.

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: 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 in Year 12 building on skills learnt at year 11. See the Competenz link below for more information.

http://www.competenz.org.nz/


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Workshop would be an advantage, although not essential.

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.

Assessment Information

Unit Standards course.
No externals.

Pathway

Known as Furniture or FTEC.
This course is a workshop course working with timber to make small furniture items.
Possible Careers are: Joinery; Construction; Furniture Making.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2199 v5
NZQA Info
Prepare, use and maintain hand tools for furniture making
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 2216 v5
NZQA Info
Interpret and confirm furniture job specifications
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 16232 v5
NZQA Info
Use basic portable power tools for furniture making
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 18917 v3
NZQA Info
Construct hand joints for furniture
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 25536 v2
NZQA Info
Operate a bandsaw to produce furniture components
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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