Shearer training opportunity

15th Dec 2020

Job seekers and school leavers have an opportunity to acquire shearing and crutching skills in January 2021, with Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) conducting two Wool Works Shearing Schools. Together with TAFE New England they are conducting two free five-day courses: The first will be held in Inverell from January 11 to 15 and the second will be in Glen Innes from January 18 to 22.
RDANI secured funding from the Commonwealth Government and TAFE NSW to make these two courses possible. They are ideally suited to anyone who has finished school in 2020, any job seekers or any adults out there who are interested in learning or improving their shearing and wool handling skills.”
The Wool Works Shearing School delivers entirely hands-on, non-classroom training. It utilises the expertise of fully qualified trainers, veteran shearers and a District Vet, who are passionate about the wool industry and its skills needs.  
RDANI Executive Director Nathan Axelsson said there is a real shortage of shearers and rural workers generally at the moment and these skills can genuinely translate to employment.
“Shearing and crutching are skills in demand and once qualified, you can earn $300 a day,” Mr Axelsson said. “Shearing skills also open up the door to many other job opportunities that are out there in the agricultural sector, which is the highest employment sector in our regions. The rewards are there for people who are willing to come along and give it a go.” 
“This course will show potential employers that you have basic training in the rural sector but just as importantly, the drive to learn and work that employers want to see.”   
Places are limited, so you will need to register as soon as possible by phoning Inverell TAFE on 131 601 or Glen Innes TAFE: 6768 2323