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- 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 Flexible delivery Part time Evening course. You will need to attend approximately 3 hours of class, over 1 day a fortnight, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study using the AWEX learning guides which are supplied to the learner on enrolment.
There will be a requirement for some shearing shed visits with the teacher to complete some learning and activities, comprising approximately 5 hours per term. In addition to these classes, students will work through the self paced learning resources in their own time. There are three types of assessment. The first is self paced assessment accompanying the learning resources. The second is a four hour practical exam at the TAFE Campus. The third is a two day practical exam in a shed of the student's choice.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who: are existing Workers (already in this industry) or workers that are willing to spend some time in the industry to get better acquainted with the industry.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including: You will be supplied a digital copy of the AWEX learner guides on enrolment. If you would like to purchase paper versions of these notes you can purchase these from VETRes LEARNING RESOURCES at https://www.vetres.net.au/
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
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 Wednesday evenings fortnightly from 6.00pm till 10.00pm at TAFE NSW West Wyalong, Wool classing Room. 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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For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)
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|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes|
|AHCWOL301||Appraise wool using industry descriptions|
|AHCWOL303||Prepare wool based on its characteristics|
|AHCWOL304||Prepare fleece wool for classing|
|AHCWOL305||Prepare skirtings and oddments|
|AHCWOL307||Document a wool clip|
|AHCWOL310||Press wool for a clip|
|AHCWOL311||Perform shed duties|
|AHCWOL401||Determine wool classing strategies|
|AHCWOL403||Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation|
|AHCWOL404||Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff|
|AHCWOL405||Class fleece wool|
|AHCWRK401||Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
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