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Course Info

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

Course Code: SG00006774

Overview

The nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in Shearing (Introduction to Shearing and Wool Harvesting) will help you start 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 theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Pen and prepare sheep to shear and crutch
  • Shear and crutch sheep to industry standards
  • Assemble combs and cutters
  • Prepare hand pieces and downtubes
  • Tally crutched sheep count
  • Understand animal welfare legislation and codes of practice
  • Work safely in the shearing shed

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to get ahead in this industry:

  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Attention to detail

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

Career opportunities:

Complete a full qualification and go on to roles like:

  • Shearer
  • Wool handler
  • Wool classer
  • Wool broker

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.

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.

Locations

This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Short Course
  • Part Time Day
  • Fully Subsidised Course
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Inverell: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 11 Jan 2021
  • Duration: 1 Week

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