Level 4 Blade Shearing

The senior course is for working shearers who have their National Certificate in Blade Shearing level three and are looking to expand increase their skills, experience and tallies.

After four days in a working wool shed with our friendly and experienced tutors you will be shearing above-average tallies and will be able to play the ganger role in a shearing team. You will have confidence in your ability to shear more than 21 sheep an hour and will learn to conduct blade experting.
You will shear precisely to the pattern with a minimum of stress to yourself and the sheep. You will be able to repair and replace most parts of the handpiece and plant and will be able to prepare specialised gear when necessary.
You will be able to adjust your style to maintain output, fluency and quality under complex and varying conditions.
You will also be able to act as the contractor's agent on the farm and liase with the farmer on his/her requirements, resolve any problems and supervise the shearing team to ensure output, quality and good work habits.
At the end of the course, and after finishing some on-the-job practical tasks you will have all you need to pass the National Certificate in Shearing level four.