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Furniture Making level 1


QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW The CVQ Level 1 in Furniture Making is for individuals whose Furniture Making role requires well developed behavioral competencies but whose scope for independent decision making and for bringing about change is limited. Each unit of study is accompanied by a “Hands on” completion project. Persons who attain this qualification will operate under supervision. They are likely to be in roles where they are required: 

● To follow safe working policies and practices 

● To perform interactive workplace communication 

● To complete measurements and calculations of relevant materials 

● To draw and interpret simple layout drawings and sketches 

● To construct, assemble and finish a basic timber-furnishing product 

● To operate basic woodworking machines 

● To identify, select and use hand and power tools in

Furniture making Normally persons working at Level 1 should be able to competently carry out simple and routine work activities and to collaborate with others through groups and teams. The qualification covers competencies by providing services in Furniture Making Level 1 such as being able to carry out components of furniture making, furniture finishing, picture framing, glass and glazing, small business management and information technology while working in a safe and hygienic manner. Relevant occupations include: 

● Machine Operator 

● Cabinet Maker 

● Router Operator


The holders of this qualification will demonstrate a range of personal presentations and demonstrations of team work skills and literacy skills. To achieve this qualification all core units CVQ must be achieved. Any elective completed will be awarded unit statement of competency.


This course is a CBE(Competency Base Education) and it requires the completion of Modules 

Here are a few Modules to get Started:

  • Carry out OH&S requirements

  • Work effectively in General Construction Industry

  • Plan and organize work

  • Use hand tools

  • Carry out interactive workplace communication

  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • Apply language and communication skills (basic)

  • Handle construction materials and safely dispose of waste

  • Perform housekeeping duties

  • Use construction plants and equipment

  • Use power tools

  • Use simple levelling devices

  • Prepare for piping and tubing installation

  • Work safely around power sources, services and assets

  • Use hand and power tools

  • Prepare for solid plastering

  • Handle carpentry materials

  • Prepare for carpentry construction

  • Prepare surfaces

  • Construct and erect timber wall framing

  • Assemble simple partition frames and more.

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