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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 3612 SHEARERS


    SHEARERS remove wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • selecting and preparing shearing equipment
    • catching and positioning animals for shearing
    • shearing and removing wool and hair from animals
    • identifying contaminated fibre and injured, infected and diseased animals
    • treating skin cuts
    • returning shorn animals to let-out pens for counting and checking
    • may service, maintain and repair shearing equipment
    • may shear stud animals with hand shears or special combs

    Occupation:
      361211 Shearer

361211 SHEARER

    Removes wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

    Skill Level: 3



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