Certificate II in Wool Handling

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate II in Wool Handling is for people wanting to learn the skills needed to work in shearing sheds as rouseabouts, or as part of the wool classing program.
  • Entry requirements
    Basic literacy and numeracy. Other Entry Requirements Participants must be physically fit and prepared to work in an outdoor environment.
  • Academic title
    Certificate II in Wool Handling
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Course includes:

        * working in the shearing sheds
        * penning up sheep
        * board duties
        * pressing wool

    Where     • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)

    Duration Options

    Conducted over two weeks during the shearing school or as part of the wool classing program.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities   

    Successful completion of this certificate will enable you to apply for work in the shearing industry, e.g. in a shearing team for a contractor.

    Further Study Options     

    On successful completion of this course you may choose to continue on to the Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation, or the Certificate III in Advanced Wool Handling.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)

    RTC2701A     Follow OHS procedures
    RTC2702A     Observe environmental work practices
    RTC2705A     Work effectively in the industry
    RTC2801A     Participate In Workplace Communications
    RTE2117A     Pen sheep
    RTE2119A     Perform board duties
    RTE2120A     Assist with pressing wool
    RTE2216A     Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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