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National Code: AHC32916

Duration: 18 Months

Start: Anytime

This qualification covers occupational outcome for shearing at the professional level.

It requires a high standard of workmanship at a rate of at least 120 adult merino sheep or 140 adult crossbred sheep      per day.

The shearing industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Traineeship.

Core and Elective Units

Core Units

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Unit Title

Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

Shear sheep to improver level

Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing

Maintina and service shearing handpieces

Shear sheep to a professional level

Maintain consistent shearing performance

Coordinate work site activities

Contribute to work health and safety processes


Total Number of Units to Complete


Number of Core Units


Number of Elective Units

Job Opportunities

Job roles for candidates with this qualification include:

  • Shearer professional level

Entry Requirments

To be eligible to enrol into 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

You need to supply your own handpiece, combs and cutters (suitable for different types of sheep), clothing and footwear suitable for shearing

Training Options

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


*The amount you will pay will depend on your individual circumstances

Government subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1340   FEE FREE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

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 access the Fee Schedule

Recognition of Prior Learning

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. 

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