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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Furniture (Level 3) with strands in Cabinet Making, Furniture Finishing, and Upholstery
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40 - 92
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology » Manufacturing Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the furniture industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to work as operators in the industry.

Graduates will be able to provide input into workplace safety, work within furniture production systems and operate equipment efficiently under limited supervision.

This qualification is designed for people already working in the industry or people wishing to enter the industry as an operator.

The strands recognise operational skills and knowledge in either: Cabinetmaking, Furniture Finishing, or Upholstery.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply an understanding of: hazard and risk management, and improvement and workflow management principles, when carrying out their role.

Graduates of the Cabinet Making strand will also be able to:
- Assemble a range of furniture and components.
- Operate equipment and machinery and use resources to produce furniture components.
- Create drawings, cutting lists, and material quantity documentation for use in furniture manufacturing.

Graduates of the Furniture Finishing strand will also be able to:
- Carry out furniture finishing tasks to meet production specifications.

Graduates of the Upholstery strand will also be able to:
- Operate equipment and machinery and use resources to produce upholstered products.
Education pathways
This qualification can build on from the New Zealand Certificate in Furniture (Level 2) with strands in Cabinetmaking, Furniture Finishing, and Upholstery [Ref:2780]

This qualification may lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Furniture (Level 4) with strands in Cabinet Making, Computer Numerical Controlled Machinery (CNC), Furniture Finishing, and Upholstery [Ref: 2782].
Employment pathways
Holders of this qualification will be equipped to work in the furniture industry in operational roles to, depending on their strand, either:
-make cabinetry and furniture
-finish furniture, or
-upholster furniture products.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation Competenz
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2781
Status Current
Created August 2015
Next Review December 2020
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