National code: AHC21416

Certificate II in Wool Handling

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Overview About this course

Make your mark in the wool industry with an entry-level qualification to get you working in a shearing shed or a wool-classing program. Start your career as a roustabout or shearing shedhand as you learn to pen sheep and handle wool.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock

  • Safely handle sheep

  • Wool handling

  • Assist in shearing and crutching

  • Work effectively in a team

  • Apply the principles of work health and safety

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • First-hand experience in a wool shed when you practise your skills in a simulated woolshed environment

  • Confidence working with wool bought from commercial sale

  • Experience in a wide range of tasks such as handling sheep, preparing the shed, branding of wool bales and pressing wool into a bale ready for sale

  • A strong foundation to continue your studies and grow your career

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Physical fitness to pen sheep, handle wool and press wool into bales correctly to meet industry-standards

  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 level

  • Knowledge of work, health and safety (WHS) processes and the capability to follow workplace procedures

  • Knowledge of animal welfare principles

  • The ability to work away from home and in different environments

  • Effective communication skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Wool handler, Roustabout and Shearing shedhand

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Wool Handling does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate II in Wool Handling does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Wool Handling qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 8 Units of competency, including 8 core and 0 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock AHCLSK217

  • Observe environmental work practices AHCWRK202

  • Perform board duties AHCWOL202

  • Pen sheep AHCWOL201

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TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

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  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

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