Certificate II in Shearing

Jobs and Skills WA: Agriculture shearing courses
A career in shearing wouldn't be baa-ad!

Australia's wool industry is thriving, and we produce some of the highest quality fleece in the world. As a shearer, you could travel the country and enjoy working with farmers and wool producers. 

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to prepare handpieces for machine shearing; position and crutch different types of sheep; maintain and service shearing equipment such as grind combs and cutters; and assist with shearing shed activities.

You'll be able to able to shear at least 40 adult merino sheep or 50 adult crossbred sheep per day — the minimum standard for a novice shearer.

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
National course code: AHC21316 | WA State ID: BCY3

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When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in the Shearing Industry and be able to shear sheep to Novice Level. You will have the skills and knowledge to prepare handpieces for machine shearing, position and crutch sheep, maintain and service shearing equipment and assist with shearing shed activities. 

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