Level 3 Furniture Making (ITO)

13FTEC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Penfold

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. 


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/



Learning Areas:

Technology



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.
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