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Wool Worker Courses

A Wool Worker carries out various duties in a shearing shed to make sure operations are running smoothly. You may have to get sheep ready for shearing or return them to yards afterwards. Wool Workers may prepare wool for classing or assist with wool baling. You may have to perform other tasks as directed such as tidying up, maintaining equipment or running errands.

A Wool Worker needs to be physically fit and able to keep up with the demands of a busy shearing shed. You’ll need to be flexible and follow instructions from supervisors. Wool Workers should be able to handle animals and operate equipment when required. Wool Workers often work long hours during shearing season.

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Popular Wool Worker Courses

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Wool Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Wool Worker 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 Worker?

The number of people employed as a Wool Worker has remained steady in recent years and there are currently 1,100 people working in this role in Australia. Wool Workers will usually find opportunities in rural and regional areas of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Wool Worker?

If you’re thinking about starting a career as a Wool Worker, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Advanced Wool Handling. This course covers topics including preparing wool for classing, wool pressing and carrying out shearing shed duties. A Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation is also a suitable qualification and will prepare you to appraise and class fleece wool and prepare wool for the clip.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within livestock and animal production. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.