Appraise wool using industry descriptions

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Source and prepare information on wool to be appraised

1.1 Identify and access sources of information on wool appraisal

1.2 Describe the features of AWEX - ID the system for the appraisal and description of non-measured characteristics of greasy wool

1.3 Identify and classify the visual characteristics to be appraised using the relevant descriptors

2. Apply the industry description to lines in a clip

2.1 Check wool clip classing lines for compliance with the Code of Practice

2.2 Appraise wool clip classing lines and record the AWEX-ID

2.3 Evaluate the consistency of appraisal across a wool clip against appraisals for the clip in the sale catalogue

3. Use the industry description to establish a market value for lines made

3.1 Access market information

3.2 Identify premiums and discounts for wool characteristics

3.3 Determine a value for each line made

4. Review clip preparation strategies using an industry description

4.1 Check clip preparation strategies and revise using the AWEX-ID descriptors, and the market value applied to the lines made

4.2 Provide feedback on market information, the effect of management on the wool clip and possible future selection strategies to the woolgrower using the AWEX-ID descriptors applied to the lines