About the Course
This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in shearing. It recognises the work of a novice shearer who is able to shear a minimum of 40 adult merino sheep or 50 adult crossbred sheep per day to an acceptable industry standard. The shearing industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Shearer - novice level
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
NSW Skills List
This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled
Available as a traineeship
This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.
TAFE at School (TVET)
TAFE Western offers many face to face and flexible TVET courses giving you the option of gaining a vocational qualification whilst you are at school. A TVET qualification can count towards your HSC, and 74.8% of TAFE graduates move into employment upon completion of their vocational qualifications. TVET is a great way to gain some practical skills in an adult learning environment, and the skills and experience you learn could also count towards your next qualification.
This course is targeted to people who have access to a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.
All training will be conducted in the workplace and supported by:
- learning resources provided by TAFE Western
- standard operating procedures and work instructions available in the workplace
- equipment provided in the workplace
Students undertaking employment based learning will have access to TAFE facilities and support including:
- Student HUB, library facilities and Education Support Officers to support research and independent learning activities
- TAFE Counsellors, Aboriginal Community Consultants and Disability Support Services
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning
TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:
On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus
You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL
Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.
Where can I study?
Starts in February
Enrolment Code: AHC21316-01V01-19DUB-005
How will I study?
Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Narromine Road Campus
Students who complete this training can progress to full time employment and can complete a Certificate II or Certificate III Traineeship in shearing or wool handling.
This qualification is suited to students with little or no industry experience. The training provides hands on skills in all facets of shearing.
The Novice shearing school is suited to people with little or no industry experience. The training provides hands on skills in all facets of shearing. Training is provided by industry leading shearers and wool handlers who can prepare students for a career in the wool harvesting industry.
This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.
When will I study?
Class attendance is Part time
Attendance is 7.30am to 5.30am 5 days per week for 2 weeks.
Course length: 38 hours per week for 2 WeeksStart Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 30 June 2019
What will I pay?
The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.
TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,340.00 per course (GST free).
The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.
Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.
A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.
Eligible For Instalments
TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.
Who can I talk to?
Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.