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Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Wool Classing

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

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.

Completion requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

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 Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Wool Classing 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 Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Wool Classing 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

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.

  • Press wool for a clip AHCWOL310

  • Perform shed duties AHCWOL311

  • Prepare fleece wool for classing AHCWOL304

  • Prepare wool based on its characteristics AHCWOL303

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

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

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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