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Sheep Shearing Trainer Courses

A Sheep Shearing Trainer supervises a team of shearers and ensures their skills meet industry standards. You might train new shearers or assist experienced members of your crew to develop new techniques. Sheep Shearing Trainers can train others in handling animals and using machine shears, hand held blades and other shearing equipment. You might teach new shearers about shearing shed operations and animal welfare issues.

A Sheep Shearing Trainer needs excellent leadership skills and should be able to communicate with everyone in their team. Shearing requires a lot of manual labour and heavy lifting so it’s important that you are able to meet the physical demands of the role. You’ll need to be skilled at handling animals and using shearing equipment.

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There is one course available for people who want to become a Sheep Shearing Trainer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Sheep Shearing Trainer earn?

In Australia, a full time Sheep Shearing Trainer generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Sheep Shearing Trainer?

There are currently 6,500 people in the shearing industry in Australia and a small percentage of them work as a Sheep Shearing Trainer. Employment in this industry has grown strongly over the last five years. Sheep Shearing Trainers will usually find work in rural and regional areas of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Sheep Shearing Trainer?

A Certificate IV in Shearing Contracting is a great qualification if you’re planning a career as a Sheep Shearing Trainer. You’ll learn the business and leadership skills required to employ shearers and arrange contracted work teams. This course covers topics including animal welfare, shearing team operations and advanced shearing techniques.

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