Qualification:                       Certificate IV

National Code:                     AHC41316

Duration:                           Up to 24 Months

This qualification is a specialist wool classing qualification for wool classers and enables them to apply for registration with AWEX Ltd. as a professional Australian wool classer.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.


Total number of units to complete:  14

Number of core units:                          14

Number of elective units:                    Nil

Unit Code Unit Title
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
AHCWOL301 Appraise wool using industry descriptions
AHCWOL303 Prepare wool based on its characteristics
AHCWOL304 Prepare fleece wool for classing
AHCWOL305 Prepare skirtings and oddments
AHCWOL307 Document a wool clip
AHCWOL310 Press wool for a clip
AHCWOL311 Perform shed duties
AHCWOL401 Determine wool classing strategies
AHCWOL403 Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation
AHCWOL404 Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff
AHCWOL405 Class fleece wool
AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes


Supervising wool handlers, establishing and maintaining the shed’s Work Health and Safety program,

monitoring shearing shed duties, wool preparation for classing, determining the classing strategy for the wool clip, new technologies in clip preparation, industry supervision and documentation, preparing team wages


Job roles for candidates with this qualification include:

Australian Wool Classer, wool broker


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Credit for this qualification may come from completion of Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation or Certificate III in Advanced Wool Handling


Flexible delivery with in-shed training and assessment with regional workshops in NSW.

Flexible delivery with monthly Saturday workshops in Bathurst or other regional centres depending on demand.


Location:           NSW Regions: Capital (Includes Yass, Comma), Central West, Far West and Orana, Murray (Includes Albury, Hay, Deniliquin), New England, Riverina

Start Date:         Flexible – can start any time

Attendance:       Flexible

Contact name:   Phillip Ward

Telephone:         0432665331

Email:                  phillipward-aat@bigpond.com

Duration:            Up to 24 months, depending on existing skills and knowledge.

COSTS:  The amount you will pay will depend on your individual circumstance.

‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’

Government subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $3240

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption.

Please contact Australian Agricultural Training for a personal fee assessment or check our website www.aussieagtraining.com for the fee schedule.


Australian Agricultural training can make arrangements for payment by instalment please contact us.


AWEX course notes will be provided electronically via USB or may be purchased in paper based volumes.

Code of Practice will be supplied by Australian Agricultural Training


If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training you need a USI to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. Australian Agricultural Training can assist you with this  or alternatively you can create your USI by going to https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi


Please contact Australian Agriculture Training on 0432665331 or email phillipward-aat@bigpond.com


Australian Agricultural Training contracts Royal Life Saving New south Wales to provide the learning materials and assessments for the unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid. Australian Agricultural Training employs an accredited Royal Life Saving trainer and assessor to conduct the training and assess the learners.


You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so you may wish to have this recognised. This may reduce your training time. Please contact us.


Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

Diploma of Agriculture