After extensive consultation and negotiation across Australia, the Furnishings industry now has a vocational education and training program suitable for schools to deliver.
The aim of the schools program is to encourage young people into the industry by providing them with a taste of what the industry has to offer.
The Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways delivers broad-based underpinning skills and knowledge in a range of furniture making tasks. They include preparatory skills in: measurements and calculations, using hand and power tools, making joints, joining timber, assembling components, identifying materials for kitchen and bathroom construction, applying surface coatings, and drawing kitchen and bathroom designs.
Completion of the Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways will enhance the students’ entry-level employment prospects for an apprenticeship or general employment in a furniture manufacturing environment or related workplace.
The qualification addresses industry concerns with previous arrangements where schools were considering delivering trade skills in a school environment without suitable work placement or trade qualifications.
The Food Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council will be advocating that all schools offering the program enhance the learning experience of students by accessing work placement or by participating in tours of industry workplaces.
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