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Statement of Attainment in Shearing (Introduction to Shearing and Wool Harvesting)

National Course Code: RTOSS

Overview

The nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in Shearing (Introduction to Shearing and Wool Harvesting) kick-starts your career in the sheep and wool industry as a shed hand. Enrol in a full qualification and work as an in-demand shearer or wool handler across Australia.

This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Pen and prepare sheep
  • Shear and crutch sheep
  • Assemble combs and cutters
  • Prepare hand pieces and downtubes
  • Understand animal welfare legislation and codes of practice
  • Work safely in the shearing shed

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
  • A strong pathway to further shearing and wool study with credit recognition

GROW YOUR CAREER

Ready to commit to a full qualification in this field? Build your skills with:

  • Certificate II in Shearing
  • Certificate III in Shearing
  • Certificate II in Wool Handling
  • Certificate IV in Wool Classing

Considering another study pathway? Discover the full range of TAFE NSW wool, livestock and agriculture courses on offer.

Career opportunities:

Complete a full qualification and go on to roles like:

  • Shearer
  • Wool handler
  • Wool classer
  • Wool broker

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Australia is the number one producer worldwide of premium quality, fine wool. Wool production has played a crucial part in our economy for 200 years and right now, the industry is experiencing the highest prices for wool in many years.

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