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AHC32916 Certificate III in Shearing

  • Course Duration: Over a 12 month period, full-time/part-time
  • Training Location: Statewide-Victoria
  • Commencement Dates: Flexible start times throughout the year
  • Study Level: Certificate III
  • Entry Requirements: To be eligible to enrol in this qualification applicants must be able to demonstrate shearing skills and knowledge at Certificate II in Shearing level by completion of that certificate or by recognition of prior learning.


Our philosophy is to develop critical thinking skills that produce adaptable, resilient, resourceful and technologically competent students who can think for themselves and show initiative in the workplace.


Do you dream of a career that's not just a job? Imagine catching the day's sunrise as you commence the day's work in the wide open spaces, fresh air and the chance to put your skills to work or maybe an office view that includes animals over colleagues and car parks.

Graduates who complete a Certificate III in Shearing through RIST have gone on to work in shearing sheds across the country and to compete in shearing competitions with great success.


Students who complete a Certificate III in Shearing through RIST can take their learning and their careers to the next step by using the skills and knowledge learnt to enhance their career.

The Certificate III in Shearing provides participants with the skills to shear sheep to a high standard,as well as increasing their speed, with a knowledge of the working environment, the industry they operate within, occupational health and safety, and wool quality improvement. The Certificate III in Shearing is aimed at participants seeking employment in the shearing industry as a full time occupation.


Australia's vibrant agricultural industry leads the world with its innovative and technologically advanced practices. It is one of the most rapidly expanding industries in the country - and with a qualification in agriculture, a world of wide ranging possibilities await. Whether you're into science, business, communications, working with plants and animals in a laboratory or in the great outdoors, careers in agriculture are diverse and exciting, with endless opportunities for travel, adventure and personal development.

Fees and Charges:

For eligible participants, this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please contact RIST if you require more information regarding course fees.

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 or call 03 5573 0943

How do I apply?

Contact RIST on:  
Phone: 03 5573 0943

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Further Information:

Raelene Laidlaw
Program Coordinator
Ph: 03 5573 0943


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