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New Zealand Diploma in Wool Technology

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Wool and Fibre Harvesting

Qualification

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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 industry with people who have gained the knowledge and practical skills to class high quality and high value wool either in a wool shed or elsewhere in the wool supply chain. Graduates will be trained and educated to the level of working with the top 10% to 15% of the New Zealand wool clip by volume (representing 40% to 50% of the New Zealand wool clip by value). Graduate classers bring to the wool environment a unique blend of knowledge of wool science, wool production, and wool economics both domestic and international.

The wool and textile industries will benefit from having people with wool classing skills and who are able to maximise returns at all stages of the wool supply chain, from the growing and harvesting process, through to sales, first and second stage processing, and end use.

Graduates will benefit from having a qualification that recognises their knowledge and skills in wool classification as applied within a range of contexts across the national and international wool supply chain.

Graduates will be capable of working autonomously with responsibility for the quality of output of others throughout the wool supply chain.

This qualification is a pre-requisite to professional classer registration. Graduates who become registered with the New Zealand Wool Classers Association (NZWCA) are awarded a unique classer number and wool classing range (stencil) that is recognised in the wool supply chain.

Trainees may choose to specialise in shed classing on completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Wool Technology by completing the optional endorsement in Shed Classing. This endorsement recognises the additional specialised skills and knowledge required to class wool during the shearing process.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture at this level can earn:

$41,000

Median earnings one year after study

$42,000

Median earnings two years after study

$50,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

79%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

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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
Email: info@primaryito.ac.nz
Web: http://www.primaryito.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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