This is an introductory course which provides highly sought-after practical skills for the shearing environment, enabling you to become employable as “learners” in commercial wool harvesting operations throughout Australia. You will learn about a range of skills such as penning up of sheep for shearing, requirements specific to shearing and wool handling, and using equipment such as grinding combs, cutters and setting up a handpiece.
Choosing a TAFE SA course for school students is a great way to get a vocational qualification while you’re still in high school. You also gain valuable credits towards your SACE Certificate, an apprenticeship, or a diploma or university.
TAFE SA Courses for School students gives you a taste of what higher education is all about, makes you work-ready, and helps you build practical skills in an adult-learning environment.
Nadda (via Loxton), Willalooka, Marrabel, Penong, North Shields (Port Lincoln), Pinnaroo / Lameroo, Roseworthy, Willalooka (Pinindi), Elliston, Karoonda, Langhorne Creek, Ki Ki, Maro Creek (near Snowtown), Wudinna, Curramulka (YP), Furner
Various dates based on location, 2020 workshop dates available
Days, Full Time
180.00* $180 fee - Regional Funding may be available. Full fee $450.
Students must supply meals and accommodation at own expense.
Students must be 16 years of age
Participating students to wear comfortable clothing, long trousers and closed-in shoes. No prior experience with animals required.
Accredited Unit Name
Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock
Shear sheep to novice level
Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing
Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing
Undertake basic shearing and crutching
Participate in WHS processes
Perform board duties
Course enquiries and more information
Freecall 1800 882 661