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361211 - Shearer

Description

Removes wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

Skill Level

3

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 3612 Shearers

Description

remove wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

Tasks

    • selecting and preparing shearing equipment
    • catching and positioning animals for shearing
    • shearing and removing wool and hair from animals
    • identifying contaminated fibre and injured, infected and diseased animals
    • treating skin cuts
    • returning shorn animals to let-out pens for counting and checking
    • may service, maintain and repair shearing equipment
    • may shear stud animals with hand shears or special combs

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 361211 Shearer

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