New Zealand Certificate in Shearing (Blade/​Crossbred/​Fine)

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Wool and Fibre Harvesting


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Entry requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body, or legislative requirements for this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wool harvesting industry with people who have gained the knowledge and practical skills to shear sheep with a full range in variation of wool characteristics.

To achieve this certificate graduates must be able to carry out shearing tasks relevant to one of the following contexts to meet the outcomes: machine shear crossbred wool, machine shear fine wool, or blade shear.

The trainee will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance and increased remuneration.

The individual grower will benefit from maximised returns through having the clip shorn to market requirements.

The sheep farming and wool harvesting industries will benefit by having people with shearing skills that maximise returns to those industries.

Graduates will have the skills to work in a self-directed capacity, and may have some responsibility for the quality and quantity of output of other shearers.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Lower Hutt Suffrage Centennial Scholarship Fund

Provided by:

SHE Trust - Suffrage Hutt Education - Hutt City Council


Approximately $1,000.

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Bashford-Nicholls Trust Undergraduate Scholarships

Provided by:

Royce Nicholls Trust/Margaret Bashford Trust - The Chairman



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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 691 111
Phone: (08) 00 20 80 20
Fax: (04) 801 9626

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