Certificate IV 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.


Packaging Rules

Completion of eight (8) core units.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS401A Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


add topic AHCSHG303A Maintain and service shearing handpieces

add topic AHCSHG304A Shear sheep to professional level

add topic AHCSHG401A Apply advanced shearing techniques

add topic AHCSHG402A Conduct equipment experting for machine shearing

add topic AHCSHG403A Account for shearing shed supplies


add topic AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance

add topic TAADEL301C Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    Certificate III in Shearing.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Professional shearer

    Shearing coach

    Shearing contractor

    Shearing shed manager

    Shearing team leader

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this qualification applicants must be able to demonstrate shearing skills and knowledge at Certificate III 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:


Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Coaching, mentoring and giving feedback


Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

Managing time and priorities

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques.

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