841517 Wool Handler

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
841517
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Wool Handler
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

841517 WOOL HANDLER

Alternative Titles:
Shearing Shed Hand
Shearing Shed Worker

Regulates the flow of sheep to be shorn, keeps the shearing shed clean and tidy, and assists with wool clip preparation.
Skill Level: 5

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

8415 Livestock Farm Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
8415
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Livestock Farm Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

8415 LIVESTOCK FARM WORKERS

LIVESTOCK FARM WORKERS perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Tasks Include:

patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
providing livestock with feed and water
assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available
washing and cleaning udders, and attaching milking machines to udders and milking cows
collecting eggs and placing in incubators
herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
cleaning stables and hatcheries, storing bedding and performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
assembling, preparing and storing horse gear

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
912.80
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
669.40
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
827.20