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Do you want to be responsible for providing premium quality wool to the Australian market? The Certiﬁcate IV in Wool Classing will equip you with skills needed to manage all shearing shed operations or apply for job opportunities in the wool buying, marketing and production industries. As a SWTAFE wool graduate, you will be eligible to apply to the Australian Wool Exchange for registration as an Australian Wool Classer. You will be a specialist in grouping ﬂeece according to length and thickness, quality, colour, strength and cleanliness.
You will learn the skills required to become a wool classer including how to class fleece wool, press wool for the clip and preparing wool based on its characteristics.
After successfully completing this qualification, you may choose to continue in the Diploma of Agriculture.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 14 core units.
|Maintain work health and safety processes
|Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
|Appraise wool using industry descriptions
|Prepare wool based on its characteristics
|Prepare fleece wool for classing
|Prepare skirtings and oddments
|Document a wool clip
|Press wool for a clip
|Perform shed duties
|Determine wool classing strategies
|Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation
|Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff
|Class fleece wool
|Provide First Aid
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
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There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
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Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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