Furniture Making (A/V)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course is for students who are interested in this area or intend to undertake a career in furniture construction, cabinet making and any of the associated trades. It is a Vocational course that incorporates nationally recognised competencies. Students completing the course, including four vocational placements, will gain AQTF Level 1 in Furnishing (Certificate I in Furnishing).

Post-school pathways

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Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Furniture and Timber: Fundamentals

2

Furniture and Timber: Industrial Skills

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Furniture and Timber: Fundamentals

2

Furniture and Timber: Industrial Skills

3

Furniture and Timber: Project

4

Timber Furniture: Major Project

Unit descriptions

Furniture and Timber: Fundamentals

In this introductory unit students learn safe working practices and concentrate on learning and using handmade timber joints and make articles using hand and power tools. Students begin by constructing a toolbox, which incorporates many joints and a drawer.

Furniture and Timber: Industrial Skills

This course teaches students to plan and organise their workplace, the safe layout of work materials and the planning of their own safe work sequence. It also covers communication and teamwork in workplace, safety, mathematical ideas and techniques, problem solving and the use of technology to report, record and respond to safety threats and emergencies. The students finalise their toolbox and complete a low line timber unit.

Furniture and Timber: Project

This course teaches students to interpret, draw and set-out furniture plans and preparation work. Students negotiate a timber furniture project and produce the project from plan to production.

Timber Furniture: Major Project

This course teaches student finishing techniques. Characteristics, limitation and uses of coating materials required for projects are covered. Students learn coating application equipment, techniques and safe working procedures. Students finalise their furniture project and revise the process.