Launch your career and work as a skilled shedhand. Take the first step towards a full qualification and gain the essential skills to become a registered wool classer or wool broker in this skills shortage affected industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Separate and prepare wool and non-fleece based on characteristics, faults and impurities
Skirt and roll fleeces
Prepare and press wool
Store bales safely and keep wool room free from contamination
Comply with animal welfare and biosecurity policies and procedures
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in wool classing
Credit toward a full qualification
Specialist skills that will enhance your learning and career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
Any vaccinations or health screenings your workplace requires, particularly, vaccination against Q-fever
Any other documentation your workplace requires
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong focus on animal welfare
A high level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role
The ability to travel for work
Attention to detail
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: shedhand
Completion of this skillset will provide credit transfer into the full qualification in Certificate IV in Wool Classing (AHC41316). Only after the completion of the Certificate IV can you obtain an Australian Wool Classer (AW) registration with the Australian wool exchange and receive a stencil, so you can work as a wool classer or wool broker.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Wool Classing does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Wool Classing 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.
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