Level 3 Furniture


At least 14 credits from the year 12 Furniture course

Course description:

At this level, students will consolidate what they have learnt in the previous two years. Being able to work independently is essential, you will need to be motivated and will negotiate your own construction deadlines to be met.

Year 13 students will be responsible for designing and making their own projects. An individual learning programme will be negotiated at this level. Projects will be expected to include advanced techniques and the elements of good design are essential at this level.

Students will be able to use a range of timbers including quality hardwoods and recycled rimu. They are also encouraged to experiment with other forms of hard material such as metal, glass and plastic.


You will negotiate a number of Unit Standards to be assessed against with your teacher up to a maximum of 14 credits. You will also be assessed against at least two Achievement Standards (10 credits). Credit range available – 16 to 24. There is more theory at this level which will include planning and design of own projects. Any work not completed in class time will need to be done during lunchtimes and outside of class time. Students will also continue gathering credits towards the National Certificate in Furniture Making (L 2)

Credits available:

Number Title I or E* Credits
US 17593 Apply safe work practices in the workplace I 4
US 18917 Construct hand joints for furniture I 3
US 18918 Construct a furniture carcase I 6
US 9785 Set and operate a flat bed sander to sand wooden furniture components I 4
US 25770 Demonstrate knowledge of abrasives used in furniture production 1 4
AS 91620 Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make l 6
AS 91625 Demonstrate understanding of a complex machine I 3

I or E * = Internal or external assessments


The take home material fee for this course is $130. This can be paid in full at the beginning of the year, by Automatic Payment or in three installments. It is essential that this fee is paid as it allows for materials to be purchased. Projects will remain the property of WHS until all course fees are paid. If you require special materials over and above what is already supplied, you must cover the extra cost yourself.

Contact: Ana Krakosky

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