CERTIFICATE LEVEL                    Certificate II

 

COURSE NAME                            Certificate II in Shearing

 

NATIONAL COURSE NUMBER   AHC21316

 

TRAINING PACKAGE NAME       Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management

 

COURSE DURATION                     Up to 12 months

 

QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTION  

This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in shearing. It recognises the work of a novice shearer who is able to shear a minimum of 40 adult merino sheep or 50 adult crossbred sheep per day to an acceptable industry standard. The shearing industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

 

CORE AND ELECTIVE UNITS

Total number of units to complete:  9

Number of core units:                          9

Number of elective units:                    Nil

 

Unit Code Unit Title
AHCLSK217 Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock
AHCSHG201 Crutch sheep
AHCSHG203 Shear sheep to novice level
AHCSHG205 Grind combs and cutters for shearing
AHCSHG206 Prepare handpiece for machine shearing
AHCSHG210 Undertake basic shearing and crutching
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHXWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

                                                                                                                                

SKILLS

Crutch and shear sheep to an acceptable industry standard. Grind combs and cutters and prepare hand piece for shearing. Work safely and effectively in the industry and participate and apply environmentally sustainable work practices.

 JOB OPORTUNITIES

Job roles for candidates with this qualification include:

Shearer novice level and Crutcher

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. You need to be employed as a shearing trainee at this level.

 

 

TRAINING OPTIONS

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

 

Location:           NSW

Start Date:          TBA

Attendance:       Flexible

Contact name:   Phillip Ward

Telephone:         0432665331

Email:                  phillipward-aat@bigpond.com

Duration:            Up to 12 months depending on skills and knowledge that you have from working in the wool harvesting industry.

 

COSTS:  $1000 student contribution fee.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government

 

LEARNING RESOURCES: Paper based notes, You tube videos, AWI resources

 

Resources you need to supply: Handpiece, combs and cutters (suitable for different types of sheep), clothing and footwear suitable for shearing.

 

UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER

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

 

ENROLMENT INFORMATION

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

 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

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.

 

TRAINING PATHWAYS

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

Certificate III in Shearing