NCEA Level 3 Materials Technology: Furniture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Stephen

Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits in Level 2 Materials Technology or by consultation with Head of Faculty.


  • Drawing up working plans; and
  • Basic carpentry including making cabinet

This course builds upon the Year 11 Building course and the Year 12 Applied course.  Students design and make a project using BCITO Unit Standards.  

This is not a University Entrance approved course.

Students will complete a maximum of 24 credits and the course will be designed to suit the needs and interests of the individual students.

The Level 3 Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS) Unit Standards require students to undertake a "stage 3 BCATS project" as evidence for assessment.  The nature of the project will depend on student interest and resources available.  It must be completed in the school working under teacher supervision.


Technology - Materials

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Families/whānau can be charged for the cost of materials when they have agreed that item can be taken home. This cost will be advised at the start of the course.

Pathway Tags

Mechanic, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Plumber, Electrician, Commercial Diver, Heavy Diesel Operator, Aircraft Mechanic, Architect, Roofer, Brick Layer, Painter, Welder, Power Utility Technician, Solar Energy Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Textiles and Industry Sales and Service, Retail and Wholesale, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication, Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter, Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.