Learner Shearing

Learner Shearing courses are designed to give trainees a general understanding of the wool shed operations, from hazards and terminology, to the roles and responsibilities of each team member. On successful completion, participants will be able to catch and confidently crutch sheep and have an understanding of the basic pattern for shearing a sheep.

They will also know how to set up the wool shed, prepare the wool under supervision and assist with pressing and penning up sheep.

Courses run for five days at regional locations in a working wool shed. We teach in an informal and friendly environment with experienced Tutors.

Theory and practical assessment will take place. Trainees will need to complete some on-job work records for the completion of some units.

Topics covered include:

  • Key skills for employment
  • Wool shed terminology
  • Wool shed tasks & responsibility
  • Wool shed layout
  • Gear preparation
  • Hands on crutching and shearing
  • Practical wool handling
  • Pressing & penning-up