Australian Wool Classer inspects recently shorn wool

Wool Classer

Wool Classers classify wool to industry standards or market requirements.

Overview

Wool Classers classify wool to industry standards or market requirements.

Day-to-day

  • sorts wool into groups according to length, fibre thickness, breed and colour
  • places sorted wool into appropriate bins
  • presses the wool into bales
  • supervises the pressing and branding of wool bales
  • operates wool-weighing, sampling and wool-blending machinery
  • keeps records of the wool bales pressed
  • carries out minor maintenance on wool-weighing, sampling and wool-blending machines
  • may be responsible for wool shed management.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Wool Classer

  • You can work as a Wool Classer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in wool classing or a certificate III in wool clip preparation may be useful.

    Take a Certificate IV in Wool Classing

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