Course Start Date
13 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
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Wednesday 20 January 2021 | 12.30pm 1.00pm | An online Information Session will be conducted via a Microsoft Teams link: https://tinyurl.com/y4tg8x4r
This is a flexible delivery part-time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Self-directed learning such as research, private study and preparation for assessments. Work experience in sheds to support your skills development..
This Wool Classing course attendance is Monday evenings. Industry workplace activities can be delivered either at the Primary Industries Shearing shed or at a nominated shed during the course of delivery, negotiated between trainers and students.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
This qualification is a specialist wool classing qualification for wool classers and enables them to apply for registration with AWEX Ltd. as a professional Australian wool classer.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship.
On completion of this qualification, learners are eligible to register with The Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) to become a registered professional Wool Classer. Employment opportunities include wool classing in the shearing shed and a wool store. Careers in the wool industry include wool classing, shed management, wool brokering, wool buying, wool testing, education and training, wool marketing, wool science/production research.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
Access to a computer with internet capability. This can be accessed at any TAFE NSW library.
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 Monday evenings from 5.00pm to 10.00pm at Primary Industries Centre, Coolamon Road, North Wagga, Block D, Room 8. 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?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
Applying 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. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
|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|
|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|
|AHCWRK401||Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|AHCWOL311||Perform shed duties|
|AHCWOL401-GRADED||Determine wool classing strategies|
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes|
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.Apply Now
Primary Industries Centre
Coolamon Road, Wagga Wagga
Phone 131 601
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