UCOL's Diploma in Furniture Design and Making comprises 240 credits.
It is recommended that students have met the literacy and numeracy requirements of NCEA Level 1 or equivalent. To successfully complete this programme, students need to be aware of the physical demands required for this career pathway.
The ability to work with one’s hands and/or the completion of some study in the hard materials technology area would be an advantage.
To be eligible for achievement of the qualification, students must provide evidence, by the end of the first year of the programme, that they hold a recognised, current First Aid Qualification.
Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.
In the second year, students are expected to find work experience in a large or small furniture business, or with a self-employed furniture maker. The students will spend one day a week for eight weeks, which represents 64 hours. Neither the student nor the business with which they are placed for their work experience will be paid for these hours.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.