Wool Classer (WA)
Education and Training:
To become a wool classer you usually have to complete a VET qualification in wool classing. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information.
You can also become a wool classer through a traineeship in Wool Classing. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Wool Exchange to hold an Australian Wool Classers Stencil (allowing the identification of wool for sale and export).
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
*Course is offered by more than one institution. Click link for details.
Wool classers are employed by stock and station agents, shearing contractors, woollen mills, growers, stores and brokers and private wool merchants. Wool classing is a seasonal occupation, with most classers being employed during the shearing season. They may also become self-employed. Wool classers should be prepared to move around the country to find work. They will need to be registered with the Australian Wool Exchange.
For Further Information:
Rural Skills Australia
Information for other states and territories: