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Shearing and Wool Handling Schools

  • Course Duration: Over 6 days with 2 follow up visits.
  • Training Location: Western Victoria
  • Commencement Dates: Flexible start times throughout the year
  • Study Level: Certificate II
  • Study Area: Wool and Sheep

About the course

This program is usually delivered in a structured shearing environment to provide beginners with the basics of shearing and create a solid foundation for a successful career in the wool industry. The program provides training techniques to increase speed and the quality of the individual's workmanship. Immediate improvements and benefits will be gained by those attending.

What are the Career Outcomes

Possible job opportunities relevant to this qualification are Professional Shearer, Shearing Instructor and the opportunity to acquire a visa to travel the world and compete in local and international shearing competitions.

How do I gain a Qualification

RIST is registered to provide Nationally Recognised Training throughout Victoria. Students who attend a RIST course have the opportunity to gain competencies from recognised qualifications on successful completion of the training.

Units of Competency

Units taken from;
Certificate II in Shearing

  • AHCOHS201A - Participate in OHS processes
  • AHCSHG201A - Crutch sheep
  • AHCSHG204A - Shear sheep to novice level
  • AHCSHG205A - Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing
  • AHCSHG206A - Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing
  • AHCWRK204A - Work effectively in industry
  • AHCWRK209A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Certificate II in Wool Handling

  • AHCOHS201A - Participate in OHS processes
  • AHCSHG202A - Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching
  • AHCWOL201A - Pen sheep
  • AHCWOL202A - Perform board duties
  • AHCWOL203A - Carry out pressing wool
  • AHCWRK204A - Work effectively in industry
  • AHCWRK202A - Observe environmental work practices

Fees and Charges:

This course is fee for service.


Can I get Credit for previous study/experience?

RIST offers the opportunity for students to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) in all nationally recognised training that RIST is able to offer.

When can I start?

To register, email info@rist.edu.au or call 1800 883 343

How do I apply?

Contact RIST on:  
Freecall: 1800 883 343
Phone: 03 5573 0943

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Further Information:

Raelene Laidlaw
Program Coordinator
Ph: 03 5573 0943

Testimonials

"RIST's shearing and wool handling program gives students a great head start in the wool industry. Training is delivered by people who have many years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to pass onto their students."

Nathan Lilley, Warrnambool

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