Furniture Making Level 3

Furniture Making Level 3 (Full Year) (L3FURNF)

Prior Learning: Completing Level 2 course with at least 14 credits, L2FURNF
Future Pathways/Subjects: Trade employment or training
This course is designed for students wanting to show innovation and use their creative abilities to produce high quality furniture. It covers skills including: implementing complex procedures to make a specified item of furniture; demonstrating knowledge of tools, materials and hardware used in furniture making; applying a basic level of project planning and management; and completing projects such as a wooden shelving unit.


Standard Number Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
25559 3 4   Assemble solid wood show wood shelving  units Practical 1
91620 3 6   Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 – Implement complex  procedures to integrate parts  using resistant materials to make  a Practical 1
25557 3 4   Assemble and fit traditional drawers to a cabinet using wooden runners Practical

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries