1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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WOOL, HIDE AND SKIN CLASSERS inspect and grade wool, skins, hides or tanned leather.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • classifying wool and advising on matters pertaining to the clip and its preparation for sale
  • instructing and supervising shearing shed hands concerned with piece picking, picking up the fleeces, woolrolling and other aspects of wool handling
  • inspecting and testing green skins or hides, for size, cleanliness, colour, markings and quality, and sorting into lots for fellmongering, drying, salting or tanning
  • inspecting and sorting dried or salted skins for baling or tanning, and wet blue leather hides or tanned skins for thickness, size and quality
  • maintaining, or overseeing the recording of details of the quantity and quality of hides, or the stations' clip in shed wool books


This section contains the following subsection :
              4613-11 Wool Classer
              4613-13 Hide and Skin Classer

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