Removes wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.
Skill Level: 3
SHEARERS remove wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
selecting and preparing shearing equipment
catching and positioning animals for shearing
shearing and removing wool and hair from animals
identifying contaminated fibre and injured, infected and diseased animals
treating skin cuts
returning shorn animals to let-out pens for counting and checking
may service, maintain and repair shearing equipment
may shear stud animals with hand shears or special combs