Develop the skills to become a professional wool classer registered with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Build your career in wool handling and wool clip preparation and be part of a prestigious and profitable industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Manage shearing and crutching operations
Class wool to industry code of practice standards
Prepare wool clips for sale
Liaise with woolgrowers and brokers to determine classing strategies
Implement and monitor quality assurance processes
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Represent TAFE NSW and compete in the Australian Wool classing championship at the prestigious Sydney Royal Easter show
Prepare and class wool samples purchased from industry
Document classed wool clips in online systems like Wool Clip
Become eligable to apply to become a professional wool classer and register with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX)
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Access to a commercial shearing shed to complete the on-the-job training
Literacy, reading and writing skills at a year 10 level
Knowledge of the wool industry
The ability to work away from home and in different environments
The ability to handle the physical demands of the job
The ability to work as part of a team
Strong attention to detail
Effective communication skills
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Our graduates go onto roles like: registered wool classer, wool brokers as wool area managers or stock agents, wool store workers and farm or station management.
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Wool Classing allows you to apply for registration with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) as a professional Australian Wool classer and hold an Australian Wool Classers Stencil.
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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 IV in Wool Classing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 units of competency, including 14 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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