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Furnishing Skills

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (Applied subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

What is Furnishing Skills? 

Furnishing Skills focuses on the underpinning industry practices and production processes required to manufacture furnishing products with high aesthetic qualities. 

Students understand industry practices; interpret specifications, including technical information and drawings; demonstrate and apply safe practical production processes with hand/power tools and machinery; communicate using oral, written and graphical modes; organise, calculate and plan production processes; and evaluate the products they create using predefined specifications.

Students develop transferable skills by engaging in manufacturing tasks that relate to business and industry, and that promote adaptable, competent, self-motivated and safe individuals who can work with colleagues to solve problems and complete practical work. 

What makes a student suited to Furnishing Skills?

Students who achieve success in Furnishing Skills are those who:
  • are hardworking and have an ability to work individually and in teams
  • want to develop understanding of furnishing technology and its application to industry 
  • are preparing for vocational employment 
  • are supportive of the development of a safe working culture 
  • understand that the basis of practical skills is in theoretical understanding 

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

  • Year 9 - Nil
  • Year 10 - Successful completion of year 10 Furnishing

What is the cost of this subject?

  • Year 10 - $85
  • Year 11 - $95
  • Year 12 - $170

  • What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?
  • Correct school shoes (leather or vinyl)
  • Wear appropriate safety equipment when required (supplied)

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Introduction into Furniture Framing Construction methods and jointing skill.
Need for Speed C02. Students will be challenge to design a C02 dragster within set specifications.
Introduction into Modern manufacturing technical and skills in Flat pack furniture design.
Summative internal assessment 1:
• PRACTICAL DEMO- TABLE
Summative internal assessment 2:
• PROJECT- CO2 DRAGSTER DESIGN
  Semester 2Introduction into Modern manufacturing technical and skills in Flat pack furniture design.
Essential cabinet making skills for Fine furnishing carcass construction.
Summative internal assessment 3:
• PROJECT DEMO- PRE PACK FURN
Summative internal assessment 4:
• PRACTICAL DEMO – STORAGE BOX
Year 11Unit 1The Furnishing Industry-Induction and Safety
Furnishing Industry production processes and product quality.
Formative internal assessment 1:
PRACTICAL DEMO-STOOL
Formative internal assessment 2:
PROJECT – DART CABINET
Unit 2Communication and Teamwork in Furnishing Enterprises Formative internal assessment 3:
• PRACTICAL DEMO - LATHE
Formative internal assessment 4:
PROJECT- CLOCK DESIGN MANTLE
Year 12Unit 3Manufacturing Enterprises Cabinet ConstructionSummative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
PRACTICAL DEMO- BREADBOARD
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
PROJECT – BED SIDE CAB
Unit 4Working Cooperatively in Furnishing and Cabinetmaking WorkplacesSummative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
PRACTICAL  DEMO – LATHE BOWL & LID
Summative internal assessment 4 (IA4):
PROJECT – GRANDFATHER CLOCK / DECK CHAIR / OTHER


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Last reviewed 03 September 2019
Last updated 03 September 2019