13FTEC

Level 3 Furniture Making (ITO)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Penfold

This year students will have the opportunity to make a slightly larger furniture item. There will be a working drawing provided to follow for a wooden side unit that will have some requirements to meet units identified below. These skills include:

-Producing solid wood shelving.

- Assemble of cabinet doors.

Students who wish to come up with their own design to meet the criteria above, will be given the opportunity for this. Otherwise students can follow the working drawing provided.

The wooden side unit could be:

- For a kitchen.

- For a living room

- For a bedroom.

This course is a trade related course. As a Level 3 course, independence and confidence within the workshop is expected on entry to the course. 

Introduction projects allow for students who have not had experience to develop these skills. Opportunity is given for own design however a list of skills are required. 

The project produced will be demanding in terms of skills students will demonstrate. The skills students demonstrate will use a variety of hand tools, machinery and equipment. These skills will continue to develop practical furniture making skills using hand and machine tools common to the trade. If students have taken the level 2 course it builds on those skills learnt. If students have not completed the Level 2 course, they are given the opportunity to through practice work to develop new skills and then build on them. Credits go towards a New Zealand Certificate in Furniture Making.

The units focus on accuracy in use of tools, machinery as well as health and safety. Then quality of finish in a practical outcome is expected to be of a high standard. Independence within the workshop and confidence is a significant part of assessment.

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.

This course prepares students for trade based apprenticeships. See the Competenz link below for more information.

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


Recommended Prior Learning

Students having achieved credits at Year 11 and or Year 12 FITO would be preferred, however, students with a keen interest in developing generic woodworking skills are welcome.

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

This course prepares students for trade based apprenticeships. 

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

Achievement Standard Course
No Externals.

Pathway

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

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2557 v9
NZQA Info
Use adhesives and sealants in the joinery industry
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 25559 v3
NZQA Info
Assemble solid wood show wood shelving units
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 25562 v3
NZQA Info
Fit doors to a cabinet using adjustable hinges
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 25572 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of hardware used in furniture making and its application
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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