Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation

This qualification is a specialist wool classing qualification for owner classers and enables them to apply for registration with AWEX Ltd.

Licensing and Registration

This qualification is the minimum mandatory requirement for persons wishing to apply to the Australian Wool Exchange Ltd for registration as an Owner Wool Classer.


Completion of 12 core units.


Occupational Health and Safety

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add topic AHCOHS401A

Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processes

First Aid

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Provide first aid


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add topic AHCWOL301A

Appraise wool using industry descriptions

add topic AHCWOL303A

Prepare wool based on its characteristics

add topic AHCWOL304A

Prepare fleece wool for classing

add topic AHCWOL305A

Prepare skirtings and oddments

add topic AHCWOL306A

Supervise clip preparation

add topic AHCWOL307A

Document a wool clip

add topic AHCWOL308A

Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching

add topic AHCWOL405A

Class fleece wool


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add topic AHCSHG407A

Oversee and instruct shed staff


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add topic AHCWRK306A

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements


    Pathways into the qualification

    Certificate II in Wool Handling.

    Pathways from the qualification

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

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

    Job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Owner Classer

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Credit for this qualification may come from completion of Certificate II in Wool Handling.

Licensing Information

Refer to Description

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


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

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role.

Determining or applying required resources


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Learning in a range of settings including informal learning

Contributing to the learning of others


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Use load shifting technology