It's a great time to join Victoria's growing wool industry and get a qualification in shearing.
Australia produces around 25 per cent of wool sold on the world market. Victoria produces the second largest volume of wool in the country.*
To meet this global demand for Australian wool, more skilled shearers are required in Victoria.
In Victoria, sheep are shorn all though the year. You may need to travel to find work opportunities.
Pay for shearers varies depending on skill level and the number of sheep shorn.
Regardless of skill level, shearers need to:
If you want to learn the basics of shearing, start with an entry level course. You will learn in real working conditions in an operational shearing shed.
If you are looking to improve your shearing speed and quality, the Certificate III in Shearing would be a good option.
Becoming a shearer
* More information about the
wool industry is available on the Department of Agriculture's website.
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