AWARD COURSE

Certificate II in Shearing


National Code: AHC21316
TAFE SA Code: TP01085


Description

This course provides you with entry level skills in shearing, teaching you to shear sheep to an acceptable industry standard.

Duration
Example Career Profile
Print Course Page
Up to 24 months 

Part Time

Shearer Shearer

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$45
$180
Concession
$45
$180

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$621
$2,484
    • This course is offered at various locations across the state. Please email wool@tafesa.edu.au for details
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

    Read More

    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

    Read More

  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Shearer (novice level).

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Shearing (AHC21316)
    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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock 40
    Crutch sheep 40
    Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Participate in work health and safety processes 20
    Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing 20
    Shear sheep to novice level 160
    Undertake basic shearing and crutching 20
    Work effectively in the industry 20
︿
Back to Top