Certificate IV in Wool Classing

This qualification is a specialist wool classing qualification for wool classers and enables them to apply for registration with AWEX Ltd. as a professional Australian wool classer.

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 Australian Wool Classer.


Packaging Rules

Completion of twelve (12) core units.


Occupational Health and Safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS401A

Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processes

First Aid

Unit code

Unit title

add topic HLTFA301C

Apply first aid


Unit code

Unit title

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 AHCWOL307A

Document a wool clip

add topic AHCWOL401A

Determine wool classing strategies

add topic AHCWOL403A

Prepare for, implement and review wool harvesting, clip preparation and classing

add topic AHCWOL404A

Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff

add topic AHCWOL405A

Class fleece wool


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK401A

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation or Certificate III in Advanced Wool Handling.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Diploma of Agriculture.

    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:

    Australian Wool Classer

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Credit for this qualification may come from completion of Certificate III in Wool Clip Preparation or Certificate III in Advanced Wool Handling.

Licensing Information

Refer to Description

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Sharing information


Working as an individual and a member of a team

Working with diverse individuals and groups


Showing independence and initiative in identifying problems

Testing assumptions and taking context into account

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role.

Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes

Determining or applying required resources

Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology