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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock
Safely handle sheep
Assist in shearing and crutching
Work effectively in a team
Apply the principles of work health and safety
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
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.
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
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Our graduates go onto roles like: Wool handler, Roustabout and Shearing shedhand
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Wool Handling does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Wool Handling does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate II in Wool Handling does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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