AHC41316 Certificate IV in Wool Classing

Course Duration: Up to 24 months, full-time/part-time

Training Location: South West Victoria

Commencement Dates: Flexible start times throughout the year

Study Level: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification however students should possess relevant industry experience.

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 enter the shearing shed; perhaps you’re a practical fix-it type who dreams of wide open spaces, fresh air and the chance to put your problem solving skills to work or maybe an ‘office’ view that includes animals over traffic.

RIST students are encouraged to participate in wool classing competitions in Australia and New Zealand and in recent years our students have had success in these competitions.

Taking The Next Step

Students who successfully complete their Certificate IV in Wool Classing are eligible for Australian Wool Classer Registration which will allow them to seek employment as a registered Wool Classer.

Students undertaking this course as a standalone, or as a Traineeship, can choose a wide range of industry-relevant units to suit their career goals and interests. Some of the topics covered are;

  • Work place practices and procedures
  • Wool preparation for classing
  • Wool characteristics
  • New technologies in clip preparation
  • Managing shearing operations
  • Industry supervision and documentation

The course also involves a work experience component in an operational shed.

Where Could This Course Lead You?

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.

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.

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.

Further Information:

Raelene Laidlaw, Program Coordinator

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

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