Course Start Date
12.8 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 course is delivered via a combination of weekly face to face classes, shearing shed visits/assessments, 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 of time 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 Woolclassing course can be started anytime throughout the year and is available on weekends for people who work full time.
This is a flexible, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 3.7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9.1 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 1.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who want to work as professional Wool Classers in the Australian wool harvesting industry. No previous experience is necessary however completion of Certificate II or III Wool Handling and/or industry experience prior to commencing Wool Classing is an advantage.
Students can be recognised for previous industry experience after enrolment into this course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
Educational and support services are available to you, if required.
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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Saturday from 9.00am to 12.00pm. 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?
You will need to purchase your resource books in addition to the course costs.
Learners are required to purchase their basic stationary and PPE - Covered work boots and clothing appropriate to undertade agricultural tasks
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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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
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|AHCWOL404-GRADED||Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff|
|AHCWOL401-GRADED||Determine wool classing strategies|
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes|
|AHCWOL304||Prepare fleece wool for classing|
|AHCWOL301||Appraise wool using industry descriptions|
|AHCWOL303||Prepare wool based on its characteristics|
|AHCWOL305||Prepare skirtings and oddments|
|AHCWOL310||Press wool for a clip|
|AHCWOL311||Perform shed duties|
|AHCWOL405||Class fleece wool|
|AHCWOL307||Document a wool clip|
|AHCWRK401||Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures|
|AHCWOL403-GRADED||Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation|
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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