Course Start Date
10.9 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Wool Classing enables you to become a professional wool classer registered with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Build your career in wool handling and wool clip preparation and be part of a prestigious and profitable industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Manage shearing and crutching operations
- Class wool to industry code of practice standards
- Prepare wool clips for sale
- Liaise with woolgrowers and brokers to determine classing strategies
- Work safely to meet WHS requirements
- Implement and monitor quality assurance processes
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop attributes to help you get ahead:
- Leadership skills
- High-level communication skills
- Teamworking and collaboration skills
- Strong organisational skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised graded qualification at Certificate IV level
- Eligibility to register as a professional wool classer
- Job readiness to apply for supervisory and management roles
- Registered wool classer
- Wool brokers - as wool area managers or stock agents
- Wool store workers
- Farm or station management
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Agriculture
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a blended flexible course. You will need to attend approximately 3.1 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.8 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 51.5hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including reading, research and private study, assessment preparation
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who may include:
- Wool growers
- Wool handlers
- University students
- Wool brokers
- People with a genuine interest in the wool industry
Some learners have no experience in the industry and others have experience in the wool industry or the sheep industry.
The Wool classing course is delivered via a combination of face-to-face classes, practical sessions, workplace training and home study. Students work on an individual learning program that allows them to work at their own pace. This allows students to complete the course in a shorter period through increased workload. Students commencing the course with previous industry experience can have their knowledge and skills assessed to fast track their course completion. The Wool classing course can be started anytime throughout the year and is available on weekends for people who work full time.
Reasonable adjustment for learners of this cohort will be addressed on an individual basis as required.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support.
TAFE NSW will make every reasonable effort to ensure that it can accommodate a learners Language, Literacy and Numeracy needs. Support is based on a review of the applicants LLN skills through written tasks and a one-on-one interview and if deemed applicable, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance that TAFE NSW can provide to the learner, with a view to creating an individual training and learning plan that best addresses the learners LLN needs.
Every effort is made by TAFE NSW staff to ensure a successful outcome for enrolled learners. TAFE NSW offers a free tutorial support service to all TAFE NSW learners and further support services include:
- Easy computing online short courses
- Library resources
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
This course is currently scheduled on Saturday from 8.30am to 4.30pm once a month. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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?
Learners will need to provide basic stationery and PPE - covered work boots and clothing appropriate to undertake agricultural tasks.
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|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-GRADED||Determine wool classing strategies|
|AHCWOL403-GRADED||Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation|
|AHCWOL404-GRADED||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|
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.Enrol Now
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