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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4612-11 Shearer

Removes wool and hair from animals.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • selects and prepares shearing equipment
  • catches and positions animals for shearing
  • shears and removes wool and hair from animals
  • identifies contaminated fibre and injured, infected or diseased animals
  • treats skin cuts
  • returns shorn animals to let-out counting pens
  • may service, maintain and repair shearing equipment

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