Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Wool Classing is a portable qualification, in demand right across the Australian sheep and wool industry. Kick-start your interest in agriculture and the wool industry into a demanding and rewarding career.
Your start in a primary industries career
Train with wool industry experts at Melbourne Polytechnic’s simulated wool shed facility. You will learn the technical, supervisory and management skills needed to become a professional wool classer and shed manager. Receive hands on experience at either Melbourne Polytechnic’s Yan Yean farm or through work placements on surrounding farms to the north and west of Melbourne.
Build your own industry networks as you learn and, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s flexible delivery, you can fit your study for this course around your other commitments.
Industry connections and resources
Graduates will be able to apply for registration with the Australian Wool Exchange Ltd (AWEX).
This is a nationally recognised specialist wool classing qualification. You will be able to register with the Australian Wool Exchange Ltd as a professional Australian Wool Classer.
Assessment methods for this course may include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Course can be completed through flexible delivery over 1 to 2 years.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entrance requirements for this course. Credit for this qualification may come from completion of Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation.
Assessment MethodsAssessment methods for this course may include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.
MaterialsYou will need suitable clothing and footwear for practical farm activities as well as writing materials.
Pathways to further studyFurther study pathways include the Diploma of Agriculture or the Diploma of Agronomy. The Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation has a number of units in common with the Certificate IV in Wool Classing in terms of being a pathway, although you do not have to do the Certificate III first to gain entry. Some units from the Certificate IV in Wool classing can be used for the Certificate III in Agriculture and both Diploma’s in Agronomy and Agriculture.
Career PathwaysOpportunities to extend your expertise from an Australian Wool Classer include wool buying, exporting and wool brokering.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCOHS401A||MAINTAIN O.H. & S. PROCESSES||70|
|AHCWOL301A||APPRAISE WOOL USING INDUSTRY DESCRIPTIONS||40|
|AHCWOL303A||PREPARE WOOL BASED ON ITS CHARACTERISTICS||60|
|AHCWOL304A||PREPARE FLEECE WOOL FOR CLASSING||50|
|AHCWOL305A||PREPARE SKIRTINGS AND ODDMENTS||60|
|AHCWOL307A||DOCUMENT A WOOL CLIP||30|
|AHCWOL401A||DETERMINE WOOL CLASSING STRATEGIES||40|
|AHCWOL403A||PREPARE, IMPLEMENT AND MANAGE WOOL HARVEST, CLIP PREPARATION AND CLASSING||150|
|AHCWOL404A||ESTABLISH WORK ROUTINE AND MANAGE WOOL HARVEST AND PREPARATION STAFF||320|
|AHCWOL405A||CLASS FLEECE WOOL||120|
|AHCWRK401A||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR QA PROCEDURES||100|
|HLTAID003||PROVIDE FIRST AID||18|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.