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.

Your Agricultural Career Starts Here

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.

Taking The Next Step

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.

Where Can Agriculture Take You?

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

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

Fees and Charges:

Phone RIST for information regarding fees and charges for this course.

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 03 5573 0943

Further Information:

Raelene Laidlaw, Program Coordinator

Ph: 1800 883 343 Email: rlaidlaw@rist.edu.au

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