AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation


National Code: AHC33016
TAFE SA Code: TP01089


Description

If you are interested in a professional wool classing career then this is the course for you.

Duration
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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

Wool Classers Wool Classers

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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • 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
$314
$1,257
Concession
$143
$572

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
$1,972
$7,887
    • 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.

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    Payment Plan

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

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This course is the entry level qualification in specialist wool classing for owner classers enabling registration with AWEX Ltd as an Owner Classer. This qualification enhances opportunities to further careers in the wool industry as well as in career areas such as Farm management, Wool buyer and brokering and Agribusiness.

    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 III in Wool Clip Preparation (AHC33016)
    This qualification provides practical skills and knowledge to sort, classify and grade wool into various types for sale in the market. Skills covered include applying quality assurance procedures, classing fleece wool, determining wool characteristics, preparing fleece for wool classing, preparing skirtings and oddments and pressing wool. First aid, effective communication, responding to emergencies and safety in the workplace is also covered. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 14 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
    Appraise wool using industry descriptions 40
    Class fleece wool 120
    Comply with industry quality assurance requirements 40
    Document a wool clip 30
    Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff 320
    Maintain work health and safety processes 70
    Perform shed duties 120
    Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching 50
    Prepare fleece wool for classing 50
    Prepare skirtings and oddments 60
    Prepare wool based on its characteristics 60
    Press wool for a clip 25
    Provide first aid 18
    Supervise clip preparation 140
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