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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

Please see the Eligibility criteria below to check if you're eligible.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Certificate IV in Wool Classing


  • Statewide

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Workplace
  • Mixed Learning

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Are you passionate about pursuing a specialist wool classing career in the Wool industry?

Wool classing can be a physically demanding job, requiring you to handle and work with wool for an eight-hour working day. So, if you have a reasonable level of fitness and enjoy a rural lifestyle… you might want to look at a career in Wool Classing.

This course is ideal if you have had some prior experience in wool sheds, or wool growing properties, or if you are looking for a career/or want to re-train for work in a rural environment. It is also suitable if you need to bolster your skills to prepare your own wool at shearing time or if you have already undertaken a related certificate II- or certificate III-level qualification.

If you have no prior experience in shearing sheds, you will need to take some additional work placement time to familiarise yourself with wool clip preparation and wool handling.

In this course, you will learn to appraise wool using industry descriptions, prepare wool-based on its characteristics, and prepare and class fleece wool, skirtings and oddments. You’ll also learn how to document a wool clip and press wool, as well as determine wool classing strategies, and plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparations.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to perform general shed duties, and how to implement and monitor quality assurance procedures, as well as how to establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff. You’ll also gain the skills you need to provide first aid and maintain work health and safety processes.

On successful completion of this course, you will be qualified to seek work as a specialist Wool Classer after applying for registration with AWEX Ltd. as a professional Australian Wool Classer.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

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Information Session

Career opportunities

  • Wool Classer
  • Wool Broker
  • Wool Buyer

Information Session

Career opportunities

  • Wool Classer
  • Wool Broker
  • Wool Buyer

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