Woodwork and Furniture Making

Year 12

This course will give students an insight into furniture making techniques using timber, with a focus on hand tools skills. Students will have the opportunity to gain credits towards a Furniture Making National Certificate. This course could lead to being accepted into many of the timber trade courses in tertiary training.

This practical based course, written in consultation with the Furniture Industry Training Organisation (FITO) is designed to give students an introduction to the following areas of furniture making:

  • Understanding job specifications
  • Selection and use of safety equipment
  • Selecting timber for use in furniture making
  • Safe use of hand tools and machines
  • Measuring and calculation of material quantities
  • Construction of furniture articles
  • Freehand drawing techniques for use in furniture making

Students will be able to apply their new knowledge and skills while making small furniture articles in a workshop environment.

This practical based course, written in consultation with the Furniture Industry Training Organisation (FITO) is designed to give students an introduction to the following areas of furniture making:

  • Understanding job specifications
  • Selection and use of safety equipment
  • Selecting timber for use in furniture making
  • Safe use of hand tools and machines
  • Measuring and calculation of material quantities
  • Construction of furniture articles
  • Freehand drawing techniques for use in furniture making

Students will be able to apply their new knowledge and skills while making small furniture articles in a workshop environment.