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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Wool Harvesting (Level 2) with strands in Crutching, Wool Handling, and Crutching and Shearing
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 2
Credits 40 - 75
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Wool and Fibre Harvesting
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wool harvesting industry with people who have gained entry level woolshed knowledge and the associated practical skills.

This qualification is targeted at new or potential entrants into the wool harvesting industry including seasonal workers, career changers and those not currently engaged in education, employment or training.

The trainee will benefit from having a qualification that will allow them to enter and progress through the industry into all areas of wool harvesting which includes shearing, pressing or wool handling.

The sheep farming and wool harvesting industries will benefit from having people who can work effectively in a wool shed. Graduates will be capable of working under close supervision.

The qualification is stranded to reflect the specialist knowledge and skills required for crutching, wool handling or shearing.

To achieve the Crutching and Shearing Strand, graduates must be able to carry out shearing tasks relevant to one of the following contexts to meet the outcomes: in blade shearing, machine shearing crossbred wool, or machine shearing fine wool.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work as part of a team in the woolshed.
- Maintain health and well-being for consistent work output.

Graduates of the Crutching strand will also be able to:
- Assist with pressing wool.
- Assist with shed set up, set up shearing gear, and clean up after crutching.
- Crutch sheep.

Graduates of the Wool Handling strand will also be able to:
- Assist with wool shed set up.
- Skirt at the board, throw a fleece, skirt at the table, and blend the stack as directed.

Graduates of the Crutching and Shearing strand will also be able to:
- Assist with pressing wool.
- Assist with shed set up, set up shearing gear, and clean up after crutching.
- Crutch sheep.
- Combine stance, blow patterns and equipment to shear sheep.
Education pathways
The Shearing and Crutching strand can lead to the relevant context of the New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/Crossbred/Fine) (Level 3) [Ref: 2400].

The Wool Handling strand can lead to New Zealand Certificate in Crossbred Wool Handling (Level 3) with optional endorsement in Fine Wool [Ref: 2402].

The completion of any strand can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Wool Pressing (Level 3) [Ref: 2393].
Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body, or legislative requirements for this qualification.
Education Organisation Primary Industry Training Organisation
Developed By Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2391
Status Expiring
Created April 2014
Last Reviewed May 2014
Last Date For Entry December 2021
Expires December 2023

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