1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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9921-17 Shearing Shed Hand

Regulates the flow of sheep to be shorn, keeps the shearing shed clean and tidy and assists with classing the wool.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • herds sheep into the pens in preparation for shearing
  • keeps mobs separate during shearing
  • picks up fleeces and spreads them on skirting tables for classing
  • under direction of the wool classer removes inferior wool from the fleece
  • sweeps up wool waste and cleans floors of sheds
  • presses wool and brands bales
  • may grade wool skirted off fleeces

Wool Presser

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