Certificate III in Shearing

This qualification relates to shearing at the professional level. This requires a high standard of workmanship at a rate of at least 120 sheep per day. The shearing industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of seven (7) core units.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


add topic AHCSHG204A Shear sheep to improver level

add topic AHCSHG302A Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing

add topic AHCSHG303A Maintain and service shearing handpieces

add topic AHCSHG304A Shear sheep to professional level

add topic AHCSHG305A Maintain consistent shearing performance


add topic AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    Certificate II in Shearing.

    Pathways from the qualification

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

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

    Job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Shearer - professional level

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this qualification applicants must be able to demonstrate shearing skills and knowledge at Certificate II in Shearing level by completion of that certificate or by Recognition of Prior Learning.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


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

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables

Determining or applying required resources

Managing time and priorities


Monitoring and evaluating own performance

Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques.

Learning in a range of settings including informal learning

Participating in ongoing learning

Learning in order to accommodate change

Learning new skills and techniques


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology