Certificate II in Shearing

This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in shearing. It recognises the work of an improver shearer who is able to shear sheep to an acceptable industry standard. The shearing industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of nine (9) units made up of eight (8) core units and one (1) elective unit.


a maximum of one (1) unit may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the shearing industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


add topic AHCSHG201A Crutch sheep

add topic AHCSHG203A Shear sheep to novice level

add topic AHCSHG204A Shear sheep to improver level

add topic AHCSHG205A Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing

add topic AHCSHG206A Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing


add topic AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry

add topic AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Shearing and Certificate III in Agriculture.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Shearer - improver level

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Writing to audience needs

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Sharing information


Working as an individual and a team member


Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Determining or applying required resources

Managing time and priorities

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Learning in a range of settings including informal learning


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology