The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners and education and training providers with the standards required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the furniture manufacturing industry. Typical learners will be workers in the furniture industry.
The qualification will be useful to both new entrants into the industry, and existing workers in the sector.
For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning processes to assess and recognize workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.
For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes required to effectively participate in a structured workplace.
For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programs and assessment documentation.
For employers, this qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed ensuring that productivity levels are increased and business objectives achieved.
This qualification has been developed to assist with standardization across the furniture industry. This will allow persons to achieve recognition for both their technical and supervisory skills and lay a foundation for future career advancement across similar trades and to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.
The combination of learning outcomes that comprise this qualification will provide the qualifying learner with vocational knowledge and skills appropriate to the context of furniture manufacturing. It will also provide the learning platform for development in the area of supervision and management, and progress into higher education and training.
The learner will have an understanding of the furniture industry and how he or she should operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems which govern the workplace. It will also equip learners with a foundation for further intellectual development, opportunities for gainful employment and reward for contributions to society.
This qualification has been developed for mobility both across similar trades within the furniture industry, and to provide access to higher education and training and possible supervisory and management positions.
The design of the qualification allows horizontal articulation between the furniture manufacturing trades of Wood Machining, Cabinet Making, Furniture Finishing and Furniture Upholstery.
TYPE OF PROGRAMME
- Full time
The learner is required to have a minimum Grade 12 Must able to speak and write in English.
All learning material included in tuition fees.
Problems are identified and diagnosed promptly, impact on operations is evaluated and implementation of chosen solution restores operating conditions safely and effectively.
Production, housekeeping and maintenance requirements and routines are communicated to relevant personnel and carried out according to organizational and legal requirements.
Health and Safety and preventive measures in the area of responsibility are promoted and monitored, and staff members are coached to ensure understanding of issues.
All communications with colleagues and managers are conducted in a manner that promotes understanding, goodwill and trust.
Work schedules and production specifications are drawn up according to organizational requirements, to provide optimum production within given constraints.
Machinery is prepared, set up, tested and operated correctly, in accordance with all relevant health and safety and organizational requirements.
Designs and specifications are developed with due consideration for the needs of the target users, available resources and limitations, and cost-effectiveness.
Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist primarily of demonstrations, written tests and assignments and a number of self-assessments. The purpose of formative assessment is to diagnose learner strengths and weaknesses and to determine readiness for summative assessment.
The summative assessment would consist of written tests and accompanying assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations. Summative assessments would only be conducted once the learner has indicated that he/she is ready to undergo summative assessment.
Before qualifying, learners will be expected to demonstrate competence in a practical situation that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards.
The integrated assessment provides learners with an opportunity to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across unit standards to achieve competence in relation to the purpose of this qualification.
In particular, assessors should check that the learner is able to demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
- The quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it.
- The different methods that can be used by the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
- Reflexive competencies
On successful completion of course, the learner will receive a certificate.
The information provided may vary or change at the discretion of Eskilz College. Eskilz College will formally notify learners of any changes or variations.