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VCE VET Furnishing

The VCE VET Furnishing program is drawn from a national training package and offers a portable qualification which is recognised throughout Australia. This qualification provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in a range of furnishing industries, such as cabinet making, wood machining, polishing, upholstery and picture framing.

Scored assessment is available for the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Furnishing program.

Qualifications

MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways: includes units such as developing a career plan for the furnishing industry, upholstery, making timber joints, basic design, hand and power tools, furniture assembly and a furniture making project.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.

Program material

The VCE VET Furnishing program booklet contains information relating to the qualification approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.

It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.

It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning.

VCE VET Furnishing Program Booklet (published January 2021)

The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the MSF Training Package.

Scored assessment

Scored assessment is available for VCE VET Furnishing.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Furnishing must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score, and an end-of-year examination which is worth 34% of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Furnishing.

The Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Furnishing program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.

Materials for scored assessment

VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide will be published in February.

VCE VET Furnishing Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2020)

VCE VET scoring criteria sheets

Assessment templates for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Frameworks for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE VET Furnishing examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Structured workplace learning recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.

A Workplace Learning Record booklet for VCE VET Furnishing is available.

View MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways workplace learning record booklet.

ATAR contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Furnishing program Units 3 and 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study increment.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website:

Where a VCE VET Program Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence is used as an increment, the increment will be calculated using 10% of the scaled score.

VCE VET Furnishing State Reviewer

VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.

Jonathon Roberts - Kerang Technical High School

tel: (03) 5452 1062 / 0400 638 120

email: Jonathon.Roberts@education.vic.gov.au

2020 Top Designs poster (pdf - 995.42kb)

From 2020, the Top Designs exhibition will incorporate work from VCE VET Furnishing. Applications to Top Designs 2020 will be available from early September. To find out more about how to apply, visit Top Designs.