Certificate II in Shearing - AHC21316


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It provides an entry level occupational outcome in shearing. It recognises the work of a novice shearer who is able to shear a minimum of 40 adult merino sheep or 50 adult crossbred sheep per day to an acceptable industry standard. The shearing industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


9 core units


  • Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply animal welfare principles to handling and husbandry of livestock
  • Shear sheep to novice level
  • Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing
  • Work effectively in the industry
  • Participate in work health and safety processes
  • Crutch sheep
  • Undertake basic shearing and crutching

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