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Wool Handling Training Course

Wool Handling Training Course

Are you keen on entering the shearing industry? UCOL’s Wool Handling Training Course will provide you with the right skills.

Quick info

Locations: Wairarapa (Taratahi Site)

Duration: 5 days
Monday to Friday

(Call 0800 468 265 or register your interest

Domestic Fees: *
Free (accommodation and meals included, self-catered on weekends)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

This five day course is open to anyone wanting to enter the shearing industry. There is a huge demand for wool handlers in New Zealand, and this course will provide the core skills you need to become a wool handler or a rousey within a shearing team.

How to register
Apply now through the "Apply Now" button on the right, or you can chat to us by phoning 0800 GO UCOL (0800 468 265).


 Career & Study Outcomes

Candidates will understand health and safety, environmental and quality requirements of shearing on rural properties.

You will acquire skills and knowledge sought after by the regional shearing industry.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification is required; however, the participants must be physically fit and be 18 years old or over.

A verified copy of your identification

You should supply a verified copy of any of the following documents:
  • Current driver license
  • Current New Zealand passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Whakapapa statement


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

Meals on the weekend are self-catered at your own cost, meals during weekdays are free. Accommodation at Taratahi, including on the weekends, is free. Alternatively, participants are welcome to go home for the weekend and return by 8 am Monday.

UCOL provides personal protective wear, clothing and equipment required for the course. Also, the consumable teaching resources; course notes; transportation (field visits).