SCHOOLS SHORT COURSE

Introductory Shearing & Wool-handling Schools

Description

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.

Course Details

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.

Location

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

Course Dates

Various dates based on location, 2020 workshop dates available

Duration

5  Days, Full Time

Training Format

Off-site Workplace

Fees

$ 180.00
* $180 fee - Regional Funding may be available. Full fee $450. Students must supply meals and accommodation at own expense.

Selection Criteria

Students must be 16 years of age

Other Details

Participating students to wear comfortable clothing, long trousers and closed-in shoes. No prior experience with animals required.

  • Accredited Unit Name

    National Code

    Nominal Hours

    Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock

    AHCLSK217

    40

    Shear sheep to novice level

    AHCSHG203

    160

    Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing

    AHCSHG205

    20

    Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing

    AHCSHG206

    20

    Undertake basic shearing and crutching

    AHCSHG210

    20

    Participate in WHS processes

    AHCWHS201

    20

    Pen sheep

    AHCWOL201

    10

    Perform board duties

    AHCWOL202

    80

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