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 Making: Fundamentals

2

Furniture Making: Trade Skills

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Furniture Making: Fundamentals

2

Furniture Making: Trade Skills

3

Furniture Making: Joinery & Finishing

4

Furniture Making: Project Assembly

Unit descriptions

Furniture Making: 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 Marking Gauge followed by a Tool Box.

Furniture Making: Trade 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 construct a Carpenters Mallet followed by a Small Table.

Furniture Making: Joinery & Finishing

This course teaches students to interpret, draw and set-out furniture plans and preparation work. Students undertake a furniture project of a Collapsible Stool.

Furniture Making: Project Assembly

In this course student are asked to negotiate their own project from conception to finalisation. If this is not possible, a set project is given which consists of a Small Collapsible Table.