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Wool Harvesting
Certificate in Wool Technology
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Tectra is New Zealand's largest provider of wool industry training. Our programmes help people develop the skills they need to succeed in a career in the wool industry. They are recognised and valued around the world.Wool Harvesting

Wool Harvesting

Tectra's shearing, wool handling and pressing training programmes will provide you with a pathway to a national qualification. The mixture of off-job training and hands on experience will help you to quickly convert what you learn into skills that employers are looking for - our courses help people get jobs. We work closely with the industry to ensure our training is always current and relevant to the workplace. We also provide starter courses for school and university students looking to gain work experience and earn some money in their holidays.

All our training instructors started as shearers, wool handlers or pressers and our courses are based on industry knowledge, experience and sound educational principles.

Certificate in Wool Technology

The Certificate in Wool Technology is a two-year part time programme of five papers, taught extramurally and including one short, practical block course.

It is suitable for farmers, brokers, processors and people aspiring to become wool classers - in fact anyone wanting to further their understanding of wool and the wool industry in this country.

Modern Apprenticeships

Tectra is also proud to facilitate the Modern Apprenticeship programme for the wool industry. Wool harvesting modern apprentices embark on a 3 year programme which provides first class wool harvesting training, lots of support and mentoring from Tectra and employment with some of the country's best shearing contractors. This is a great place to start your career in the wool industry.

Drugs and Alcohol

The use of any non-prescribed drugs or alcohol while attending any of our training courses is strictly forbidden. 

If you are taking any medication prescribed by a doctor please let us know so that we can ensure you are able to take part in the training without any risk to yourself or other course participants. 

International Students

For summary information on the code of practice for international students and trainees, please click here: International Code of Practice

Interested?

If you are interested in a career in the wool industry give us a call on 0800 496 657 or contact one of our regional training managers.

Note: Tectra reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course if there are insufficient trainees registered for that course or if the weather doesn't co-operate.

Training Pathway

                 
Tectra National Certificate in Wool Harvesting (Level 2) with strands in Machine Shearing Crossbred Wool, Machine Shearing Fine Wool,  Blade Shearing, and Wool Handling   Tectra
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National Certificate in Shearing (Machine Shearing Crossbred Wool) (Level 3)   National Certificate in Shearing (Machine Shearing Fine Wool)
(Level 3)
  National Certificate in Shearing (Blade Shearing)
(Level 3)
  National Certificate in Wool Handling with an optional strand in Grading Wool    National Certificate in Wool Handling (Wool Pressing)
(Level 3)
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National Certificate in Shearing (Machine Shearing Crossbred Wool)
(Level 4) 

 

National Certificate in Shearing (Machine Shearing Fine Wool)
(Level 4)

 

National Certificate in Shearing (Blade Shearing) (Level 4) [Ref: 1056]

 

National Certificate in Wool Classing with strands in Shed Classer and Store Classer