Certificate I in Furnishing
This is a practical hands on competency based course offered to students who wish to enter the building and furnishing industries. (Materials for major projects may in some cases need to be funded by individual students undertaking such projects).
To qualify for Nationally Accredited Certificate 1, students must complete one (1) structured work placement of five (5) days. The five day work placement has a value of 0.5 unit. The major project is expected to be on display at the dGAFF, Technology & Design exhibition during Week 15 in Term 4. Students must supply and wear appropriate steel capped boots suitable for a Furniture Construction.
The units offered include:
- Furniture & Timber: Fundamentals
- Furniture & Timber: Industrial Skills
- Furniture & Timber Major Project
- Furniture & Timber: Timber Joints
- Structured Workplace Learning
FURNITURE & TIMBER: FUNDAMENTALS
This unit covers competencies in the areas of Workplace Health & Safety, measurements, calculations and furniture sector tools and equipment.
FURNITURE & TIMBER: INDUSTRIAL SKILLS
This unit covers competencies in the areas of communication, risk management, and the use of furniture making sector hand and power tools.
FURNITURE & TIMBER: PROJECT
This unit covers competencies in the areas of communication, working with others, power tools and equipment, materials handling and basic construction.
FURNITURE & TIMBER: TIMBER JOINTS
This unit covers competencies in the areas of basic joints and construction culminating in the design and construction of a major furniture project.
STRUCTURED WORKPLACE LEARNING
Structured placements train students on the job in the furnishings industry working with qualified trades people in a variety of settings. Students must complete one (1) structured work placement of five (5) days to qualify for a Certificate I in Furniture.