Course code: 900-83125

    Statement of Attainment in Improver Sheep Shearing

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Fine-tune your existing sheep-shearing skills and take your shearing career to the next level with this short course. Learn humane handling and shearing techniques that will help you quickly, easily and safely shear more sheep per day.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Identify and catch sheep in line with organisational, animal welfare and work health and safety standards

    • Shear sheep using best practice methods and humane handling techniques to improve tallies

    • Grind combs and cutters

    • Dress comb teeth

    • Identify worn and faulty handpiece components and install minor repairs

    • Respond to complications including identifying and reporting flyblown and problem sheep

    Course outcomes

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

    • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

    • The ability to walk into a shearing job capable of shearing to industry standards

    • The confidence to safely shear sheep using a variety of techniques

    • Knowledge about industry sheep shearing standards and procedures

    • A sound understanding of gear selection, preparation and maintenance

    SuitabilityIs 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.

    Entry recommendations

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

    • Experience working in the sheep shearing industry and a tally book demonstrating that you can shear at least 40 sheep per day

    • Previously completed the Statement of Attainment in Novice Sheep Shearing

    • A strong work ethic

    • A reasonable level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role

    • The ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions

    • Vaccination against Q fever or other zoonotic diseases

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: sheep shearer, wool handler and wool presser.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study1 Course

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

    Further study1 Course

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study1 Course

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

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    • Shear sheep to improver levelAHCSHG204

    • Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearingAHCSHG302

    • Maintain and service shearing handpiecesAHCSHG303

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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

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