Part Time Day
Course Start Date
Hours Per Week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Complete the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Wool Classing to become a professional wool classer registered with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Build your career in shearing, wool handling and wool clip and be part of a prestigious and profitable industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Appraise wool and determine characteristics that effect final product value
- Manage shearing and crutching operations
- Class wool to industry code of practice standards
- Prepare wool clips for sale
- Liaise with wool growers and brokers to determine classing strategies
- Work safely to meet WHS requirements
- Implement and monitor quality assurance processes
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities that will help you get ahead:
- Leadership skills
- High level communication skills
- Team work and collaboration skills
- Strong organisational skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Be successful in this course and gain:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- Eligibility to register as a professional wool classer
- Job readiness to apply for supervisory and management roles
GROW YOUR CAREER
Complete this course and apply to become a professional wool classer and register with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX).
- Registered wool classer
- Wool brokers - as wool area managers or stock agents
- Wool store workers
- Farm or station management
Australia is the number one producer of premium quality, fine wool in the world. 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 that it has seen for many years. As sustainability becomes a priority for consumers, the benefits of wool as a natural, durable, beautiful and sustainable fibre mean that demand continues to increase.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a Part time Day course delivered via 3 day Blocks quarterly over 12 months. You will need to commit to approximately 8 hours of study weekly for 12 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study. This includes off campus practical sessions, structured unsupervised learning off in the work place (shearing shed relevant)
You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study weekly outside of class hours, including self-directed reading and assessment preparation, private study and gaining experience in work place.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who: Want to work in the agricultural industry and want to obtain their wool classers registration.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.30am till 5.00pm, every 4 months at TAFE NSW Goulburn. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
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Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.
To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
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|AHCWOL301||Appraise wool using industry descriptions|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|AHCWOL310||Press wool for a clip|
|AHCWOL303||Prepare wool based on its characteristics|
|AHCWOL305||Prepare skirtings and oddments|
|AHCWOL304||Prepare fleece wool for classing|
|AHCWOL403||Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation|
|AHCWOL311||Perform shed duties|
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes|
|AHCWRK401||Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures|
|AHCWOL404||Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff|
|AHCWOL307||Document a wool clip|
|AHCWOL401||Determine wool classing strategies|
|AHCWOL405||Class fleece wool|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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