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Wool Classer Courses

A Wool Classer works in a shearing shed to classify wool ready for market. You’ll appraise wool according to qualities such as strength, thickness, length or colour. Wool Classers sort wool and get it ready for sale by pressing it into bales. You’ll have to weigh the wool and keep accurate records about what has been sent to market.

Being a Wool Classer requires attention to detail and strong organisational skills. There is some manual labour involved so you’ll have to be physically fit. A Wool Classer may work long hours during shearing season and will need to be able to work as part of a larger team.

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Popular Wool Classer Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Wool Classer.

AHC41316
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Wool Classer earn?

In Australia, a full time Wool Classer 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 Wool Classer?

There has been a small decline in the number of people employed as a Wool Classer in recent years. There are currently 510 people in this role in Australia compared to 540 five years ago. Wool Classers 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 Wool Classer?

A Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation is a great qualification if you’re planning a career as a Wool Classer. This course will prepare you to appraise and class fleece wool and prepare wool for the clip. You could also consider a Certificate III in Advanced Wool Handling which covers topics including preparing wool for classing, wool pressing and carrying out shearing shed duties.

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