The shearer/shed hand course enables participants to carry out the basic skills of shearing, crutching and associated supporting roles within the shearing shed. Included in the training are the skills to correctly set-up a handpiece, grinding combs and cutters, following health and fitness procedures, correctly catch sheep for shearing and the removal of wool. The course also exposes participants to the ancillary board duties carried out by shed hands such as penning up, picking up and skirting fleeces, wool rolling and assisting with wool pressing. This course will give you a comprehensive overview of the requirements of a shearer and/or shed hand.
No previous experience required. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
Duration: 1 week
- SSAF 0.25c per hour
- Tuition $2.25 per hour
Concession: - SSAF 0.25c per hour - Tuition $0.45 per hour