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Wool Classers classify wool to industry standards or market requirements.


  • 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.


  • physically demanding.

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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