Certificate IV in Wool Classing

National Code: AHC41316
TAFE SA Code: TP01091


Further your career in the wool industry and gain the skills to become a specialist wool classer, farm manager or wool buyer/broker, or pursue a role in agribusiness. You’ll gain practical skills and knowledge to sort, classify and grade wool into various types for sale in the market.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

Wool Classers Wool Classers

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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

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.

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Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • 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

    Professional wool classer.

    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 IV in Wool Classing (AHC41316)
    This qualification is a specialist wool classing qualification for wool classers and enables them to apply for registration with AWEX Ltd. as a professional Australian wool classer. To complete this 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    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

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


    Name Nominal Hours
    Appraise wool using industry descriptions 40
    Class fleece wool 120
    Determine wool classing strategies 40
    Document a wool clip 30
    Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff 320
    Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures 100
    Maintain work health and safety processes 70
    Perform shed duties 120
    Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation 150
    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
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