Agriculture and Science

AHC41316 Certificate IV in Wool Classing

Are you passionate about a career in THE WOOL INDUSTRY?

For a AHC41316 Certificate IV in Wool Classing you will need sound literacy skills and the ability to perform and comprehend basic numeric calculations and measures.

Wool classing can be a physically demanding job, requiring you to handle and work with wool for an eight hour working day. A reasonable level of fitness is required and an enjoyment of a rural lifestyle is important.

You will need to be able to travel to and from wool growing properties which can be located significant distances from city areas.

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.

This course would suit:

  • People who have had some prior experience in wool sheds, or wool growing properties
  • People looking for a career or wanting to re-train for work in a rural environment
  • People who need to prepare their own wool at shearing
  • People who have a related Certificate II or Certificate III qualification

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include:

  • Wool classer
  • Wool shed work
  • Other wool related occupations – e.g. wool broker / buyer

Dates and Times

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  14 February 2019 – 22 November 2019
  • Duration:  A series of  2 day workshops throughout the year along with practical work in shearing sheds regularly through the year
  • Information Session:  Friday, 16 November 2018 – 10am – 11am
    • Venue: Room G1.15, G Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Must either be employed in shearing industry or have had experience in the industry and have access to a shearing shed to complete practical component of training (options can be discussed with teacher)

You will need to provide us with some information about your interests and needs.
This will help us to determine what, if any, additional support may be needed or to provide you with further career path advice.

Learning Options

Learning will include significant periods of work placements in shearing sheds, work at home or on the TasTAFE campus in your own time.
You will also attend workshops at Roberts Ltd. Evandale Wool Store (near Launceston Airport) for practical wool sorting work and for some knowledge based components of the course.
Some components of the course will be delivered on-line.
A personal learning plan will be negotiated with you prior to this.  Your learning plan will determine how and when you progress through the program.


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Qualification Requirements

 A total of twelve (12) core units must be successfully achieved to complete this qualification.


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