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 Overviews||Assessment|
|Year 10||Semester 1||Introduction 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 2||Introduction 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 11||Unit 1||The Furnishing Industry-Induction and Safety|
Furnishing Industry production processes and product quality.
|Formative internal assessment 1: |
Formative internal assessment 2:
PROJECT – DART CABINET
|||Unit 2||Communication and Teamwork in Furnishing Enterprises ||Formative internal assessment 3: |
• PRACTICAL DEMO - LATHE
Formative internal assessment 4:
PROJECT- CLOCK DESIGN MANTLE
|Year 12||Unit 3||Manufacturing Enterprises Cabinet Construction||Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): |
PRACTICAL DEMO- BREADBOARD
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
PROJECT – BED SIDE CAB
|||Unit 4||Working Cooperatively in Furnishing and Cabinetmaking Workplaces||Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): |
PRACTICAL DEMO – LATHE BOWL & LID
Summative internal assessment 4 (IA4):
PROJECT – GRANDFATHER CLOCK / DECK CHAIR / OTHER