It's a great time to join Victoria's growing wool industry and get a qualification in shearing.
The Victorian Government is encouraging the development of professional level shearers in Victoria by awarding an elite shearing toolbox incentive the first 20 graduates of the Certificate III in Shearing in 2020.
You need to complete this qualification in 2020 to be eligible for one of these great toolkits. The toolkit contains some of the best equipment to help you start your career in the wool industry.
Find out where to enrol in Certificate III in Shearing.
Australia produces around 25 per cent of wool sold on the world market. Victoria produces the second largest volume of wool in the country.*
To meet this global demand for Australian wool, more skilled shearers are required in Victoria.
In Victoria, sheep are shorn all though the year. You may need to travel to find work opportunities.
Pay for shearers varies depending on skill level and the number of sheep shorn.
Regardless of skill level, shearers need to:
If you want to learn the basics of shearing, start with an entry level course. You will learn in real working conditions in an operational shearing shed.
Becoming a shearer
* More information about the
wool industry is available on the Department of Agriculture's website.
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